July 22, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138389373 - CAT# K399447
Series: Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces
This book offers a diverse understanding and practical approach towards the growing area of atmosphere research, in the context of Philosophy, Geography and Architecture.
It begins by tracing back to the model of experience called the 'pathic'. Drawing on the phenomenology of theorists Hermann Schmitz and Gernot Böhme, introductory chapters offer a grounding for the beginnings of 'pathic' research. The chapters go on to apply 'pathic' framework to a range of practical cases from theatre studies to education. Atmospheres are often defined as affects one feels in a 'lived space' and researchers are becoming more interested in the emotions we feel in natural and artificial environments across day to day life. By providing a critical re-evaluation of phenomenology and aesthetics, the book brings a series of unexplored and controversial subjects to light, opening up a new context for thinking about our everyday life and experiences inscribed within aesthetics, politics, literature, spatial practices and pedagogy amd effectively merging abstract philosophy and concrete practice.
This book is particularly poignant in the emerging field of Atmosphere and New Aesthetics research. Practitioners, academics and researchers working within Cultural Geography, Aesthetics, Art and Philosophy will find this book extremely valuable.
Preface; Part One; Pathic Aesthetics and New Phenomenology; Chapter 1: Art and Atmospheres. The Approach of A Pathic Aesthetics; Chapter 2: The Psychologistic-Introjectivistic-Reductionist Paradigm. The Source of All Errors; Chapter 3: A History of Repressions; Chapter 4: Neophenomenological "Therapies"; Part Two: Atmospheres, Presences, Expressive Qualities; Chapter 5: Are There Inauthentic Atmospheric Feelings? The Overestimation of Intentionality; Chapter 6: Good Regressions. Mineness and Absolute Subjectivity; Chapter 7: Condemned to Sense (and Expression). Eight Theses on Atmospheres as Expressive Wholes; Chapter 8: Come Rain or Come Shine…The (Neo)Phenomenological Will-To-Presentness; Part Three: Atmospherological Exercises; Chapter 9: Architectural Affordances. The Atmospheric Authority of Spaces; Chapter 10: A House is Not a Home. Dwelling Means Cultivating Atmospheres; Chapter 11: Inclusiveness and Immersion; Chapter 12: Found or Created? The Genius Loci as an (Atmospheric) Experience; Chapter 13: Soil, Stone and Sand. Earthy Atmospheres; Chapter 14: Like Leaves in the Wind. Does Democracy Have Its Own Atmosphere?; Chapter 15: Intentionality and Unintentionality in the Pedagogical Atmosphere; Chapter 16: Theatrical Atmospheres. Much Ado About Nothing?; Bibliography; Index