The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: The Aesthetics of Everyday Life

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: The Aesthetics of Everyday Life

  • ISBN-13: 9781551114781
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This book explores the aesthetics of the objects and environments we encounter in daily life. Thomas Leddy stresses the close relationship between everyday aesthetics and the aesthetics of art, but places special emphasis on neglected aesthetic terms such as ‘neat,’ ‘messy,’ ‘pretty,’ ‘lovely,’ ‘cute,’ and ‘pleasant.’ The author advances a general theory of aesthetic experience that can account for our appreciation of art, nature, and the everyday.

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