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Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics Nature And Culture
by Yi-Fu Tuan
Island Press, 1993
Cloth: 978-1-55963-209-6 | eISBN: 978-1-61091-296-9
Library of Congress Classification BH301.N3T83 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 111.85

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this rich and rewarding work, Yi-Fu Tuan vividly demonstrates that feeling and beauty are essential components of life and society. The aesthetic is not merely one aspect of culture but its central core -- both its driving force and its ultimate goal.Beginning with the individual and his physical world, Tuan's exploration progresses from the simple to the complex. His initial evaluation of the building blocks of aesthetic experience (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch) develops gradually into a wide-ranging examination of the most elaborate of human constructs, including art, architecture, literature, philosophy, music, and more.
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