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The Aesthetics of Design

Jane Forsey


This book offers the first full treatment of design in the field of philosophical aesthetics. Aesthetic theory has traditionally occupied itself with fine art in all its forms, sometimes with craft, and often with notions of beauty and sublimity in art and nature. In so doing, it has largely ignored the quotidian and familiar objects and experiences that make up our daily lives. Yet how we interact with design involves aesthetic choices and judgements as well as practical, cognitive and moral considerations. This work challenges the discipline to broaden its scope to include design, and illust ... More

Keywords: Philosophy of design, aesthetic judgement, beauty, Everyday Aesthetics, aesthetic experience, art, craft, philosophical aesthetics, Kant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199964369
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Forsey, author
University of Winnipeg