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Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

Yuriko Saito


Everyday aesthetics was recently proposed as a challenge to the contemporary Anglo-American aesthetics discourse dominated by the discussion of art and beauty. This book responds to the subsequent controversies regarding the nature, boundary, and status of everyday aesthetics and argues for its legitimacy. Specifically, its discussion highlights the multifaceted aesthetic dimensions of everyday life that are not fully accounted for by the commonly held account of defamiliarizing the familiar. Instead, the appreciation of the familiar as familiar, negative aesthetics, and the experience of doin ... More

Keywords: everyday aesthetics, defamiliarization, familiar as familiar, negative aesthetics, the power of aesthetics, aesthetic literacy, world-making project

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672103
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199672103.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yuriko Saito, author
Rhode Island School of Design