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Everyday Aesthetics

Yuriko Saito


Everyday aesthetic experiences and concerns occupy a large part of our aesthetic life. However, because of their prevalence and mundane nature, we tend not to pay much attention to them, let alone examine their significance. Western aesthetic theories of the last two centuries also neglect everyday aesthetics because of their almost exclusive emphasis on art. This book aims to correct this neglect by revealing how our everyday aesthetic tastes and judgments can exert a powerful influence on the state of the world and the quality of life. By analyzing a wide range of contemporary examples from ... More

Keywords: art-centered aesthetics, power of the aesthetic, green aesthetics, Japanese aesthetics, 18th century British aesthetics, American landscape appreciation, moral-aesthetic judgments, transience, distinctive characteristics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278350
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yuriko Saito, author
Rhode Island School of Design
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