Questo libro non è una guida turistica, ma contiene un nuovo modo di guardare il mondo. I suoi protagonisti: Atlantide, Utopia, Lampedusa, Ischia, David Foster Wallace, Kate Moss, Rousseau e l’idealismo tedesco, e tanti altri ancora. I suoi temi: l’isola come purezza e come incontro, l’isolamento come pericolo e come risorsa. Si tratta di un vero e proprio elogio dell’isola, della sua intensità, come dimensione cardine della nostra esistenza, attraverso tutte le sue possibili declinazioni: dal corpo all'immagine, dalla moda alla politica, con gli strumenti della filosofia classica e contemporanea.
Tambling attracts at the insights of Adorno, Benjamin, Theweleit, Bataille, Kristeva, and others to learn 19th- and early twentieth-century opera as a part of a tradition which produced fascism as a crisis-state, and threatened to extinguish the style as an influential and modern kind of excessive artwork.
During this publication, one in every of Italy's most crucial and unique modern philosophers considers the prestige of artwork within the smooth period. he is taking heavily Hegel's declare that paintings has exhausted its non secular vocation, that it's not via artwork that Spirit largely involves wisdom of itself. He argues, even if, that Hegel not at all proclaimed the "death of artwork" (as many nonetheless think) yet proclaimed particularly the indefinite continuation of paintings in what Hegel referred to as a "self-annulling" mode.
In the course of the highbrow and cultural flowering of Scotland within the 18th century few matters attracted as a lot curiosity between males of letters as aesthetics - the examine of paintings from the subjective viewpoint of human adventure. all the nice philosophers of the age - Hutcheson, Hume, Smith and Reid - addressed themselves to aesthetic questions.
During this clean and authoritative account John Macarthur offers the eighteenth century proposal of the picturesque – while it used to be a dicy time period all in favour of a sophisticated flavor for daily issues, reminiscent of the hovels of the labouring bad – within the mild of its reception and results in smooth tradition. In a sequence of associated essays Macarthur shows:what the concept that of photograph does within the picturesque and the way this pertains to sleek theories of the imagehow the distaste that might be felt at the present time on the sentimentality of the picturesque used to be already at play within the eighteenth centuryhow visible values corresponding to ‘irregularity’ turn into the root of recent architectural making plans; how the concept that of appropriating a view strikes from panorama layout into city designwhy stream is key to picturing the stillness of constructions, towns and landscapes.