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Transformative Aesthetics (Hardcover) (Erika Fischer-Lichte & Benjamin Wihstutz)

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Aesthetic theory in the West has, until now, been dominated by ideas of effect, autonomy, and reception. Transformative Aesthetics uncovers these theories’ mutual concern with the transformation of those involved.

From artists to spectators, readers, listeners, or audiences, the idea of transformation is one familiar to cultures across the globe. Transformation of the individual is only one part of this aesthetic phenomenon, as contemporary artists are increasingly called upon to have a transformative, sustainable impact on society at large. To this end, Erika Fischer Lichte and Benjamin Wihstutz present a series of fresh perspectives on the discussion of aesthetics, uniting Western theory with that of India, China, Australia, and beyond.

Each chapter of Transformative Aesthetics focuses on a different approach to transformation, from the foundations of aesthetics to contemporary theories, breaking new ground to establish a network of thought that spans theatre, performance, art history, cultural studies, and philosophy.

Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Performing Arts, Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Aesthetics
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte & Benjamin Wihstutz
Language: English
Street Date: August 17, 2017
TCIN: 53145074
UPC: 9781138057173
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-8839
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