Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences

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In three instructive instances--a pair of paintings by Cy Twombly, the famous problem of doubling the area of a square, and the history of attempts to explain rainbows--Philip Fisher examines the experience of wonder as it draws together pleasure, thinking, and the aesthetic features of thought. Through these examples he places wonder in relation to the ordinary and the everyday as well as to its opposite, fear.

Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences 2003, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674955622

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Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences 1999, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674955615

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