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Gardens and the Passion for the Infinite

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ISBN-10: 1402008589

ISBN-13: 9781402008580

Edition: 2003

Authors: Fine Arts International Society for Phenomenology, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

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What essentially is a garden? Is it a small plot of land that we put aside to cultivate our favourite vegetables or to grow flowers for our personal enjoyment? Or is it a symbol, a mirror, a reflection of our human passions? Within the context of phenomenology/ontopoiesis-of-life, we find the significance of the garden inscribed within the web of the Human Condition, creatively unfurling its form from the vital basis to its loftiest swings of the period. The aesthetic synthesis of our passions is carried by the logoic promise of life - its infinite renewal and infinite response. The topic of the present volume is the mysterious ways in which Imaginatio Creatix plays within the human…    
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Book details

List price: $219.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 1/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 353
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540

Acknowledgments
Theme: Gardens and the Passion for the Infinite
Mirrors of Affectivity and Aesthetics: Gardens, Parks, and Landscapes as Seen by Theophile de Viau and la Fontaine
Leonardo's Annunciation Hortus Conclusus and its Reflexive Intent
The Gardens of Versailles and the Sublime
Gardens in Stoppard, Austen, and Goethe
Approaching Zen Gardens: A Phenomenological-Anthropological Approach
Hatha Yoga: A Phenomenological Experience of Nature
In Search of Paradise: Gardens in Medieval French and Persian Poetry
The Chinese Attempt to Miniaturize the World in Gardens
Aesthetics of Ancient Indian Sylvan Colonies and Gardens: Tagore's Reflexions
Opera as a Mirror of the Infinite: The Triumph of the Human Spirit over Natural Forces in Riders to the Sea
Late Modernity and La Villette: "Unsettling" the Object/Event Dialectic
The Looking-Glass Self: Self-Objectivation through the Garden
The Fourth Dimension of Art
The Ruin Aesthetic: Constructing the Deconstructive Landscape
Japanese Aesthetic Concepts and Phenomenological Inquiry
The Wisdom of the Mirror in Cocteau's Orphee
She Looks in the Mirror: The Ideological Shift of the Feminine Gaze in the Film The French Lieutenant's Woman
The Phenomenological Flaneur and Robert Irwin's "Phenomenological Garden" at the Getty Center
The Dream of Ascent and the Noise of Earth: Paradoxical Inclinations in Euripides's Bacchae, Shakespeare's The Tempest, and Stevens's "Of Modern Poetry"
What Time Is It?: Subverting and Suppressing, Conflating and Compressing Time in Commodified Space and Architecture
The Psychometaphor
Index of Names