Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics Nature and Culture

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Conventional wisdom suggests that aesthetic experiences - those moments when the senses come to life - are important only after more basic needs have been met. In this inspiring wealth of provocative ideas, Yi-Fu Tuan demonstrates that feeling and beauty are essential parts of life and society. The aesthetic is shown to be not merely one aspect of culture but its central core - both its driving force and its ultimate goal. Beginning with the individual and the physical world, the author's exploration progresses from the ...

Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics Nature and Culture 1993, Island Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781559632096

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