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Which Aesthetics Do You Mean? Ten Definitions Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Aug 2010

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Imperfect Publishing (1 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981484611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981484617
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14.6 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2010-9-1 Pages: 94 Publisher: Perseus Aesthetics. in its totality of meanings. is about where yourmind goes-conceptually. analytically. imaginatively-when you engagewith things designed. artistic. and the like This book. is aboutbuilding a deeper understanding of this rangy mental terrain sothat you can more productively think about and discuss aestheticphenomena and experience in your life and in your work. Until nowtheoretical aesthetics has been a rather unwieldy and impracticalsubject. This lucid and easy-to-read book -rendered in a graphicallyengaging format-should be of genuine value to museum-goers. professional artists and designers. and students of the arts andcrafts.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roderix on 27 May 2012
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Just buy it, read it and leave it handy with you. Great book on a great subject. Never thought a book playing with definitions on something so abstract as aesthetics would use such a simple, subjective, unphilosophical approach. A find.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Scott on 21 Aug. 2014
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It does exactly what is says on the tin. Koren understands both the pedant’s and the academic’s frustration with the arbitrary and ambiguous use of "aesthetic(s)". Written with clarity, it is concise and to the point. Some may feel short changed by its brevity, however I found the lack of extraneous detail made this an extremely useful and convenient reference tool.
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Simple, beautiful and useful. I keep picking it up to refresh.
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Not as focused as Wabi Sabi, but that's not the point 18 Feb. 2011
By Daniel C. Wilcock - Published on Amazon.com
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This book lacks the focus and depth of Koren's most popular book about Wabi Sabi, but it is nonetheless a playful and engaging exploration of the many ways the term aesthetics comes up in contemporary life. This is a great book to pick up occasionally to flip through and ponder life and art. Anyone looking for a storyline or a linear treatment of the subject matter should look elsewhere.

Koren's book's are a joy to own because they are curious enough that they invite multiple readings and light/simple enough that doing so is more of a pleasure than an arduous task.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
brain food 27 Feb. 2011
By vivian - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want to be handed a definition of "aesthetics" or "aesthetic" you will discover in this book that it is impossible. This question turns out to too deep and complex, with "more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy." What Koren brings is not an opinion but a fascinating ride through time and culture and meaning into territory you never would have found on your own. He points out every exotic species of thought and invites you to think and challenge your assumptions. Koren is too wise and thoughtful to use his long expertise in this field to pretend anyone can pronounce with finality on such a layered and subjective field, and I found that stimulating and refreshing. It is a rare author who can keep his ego out of an enquiry about which he obviously knows and cares about so much.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Just What I Was Looking For 6 Jan. 2013
By John Moore - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are confused by the myriad of ways you see the term "aesthetics" used and would like obtain some clarification about what it's all about, then this is the book for you. I found it to be an excellent introduction to the topic and served as an excellent springboard to further readings in this area. As good as the text is (and it is very good), the design and accompanying artwork are equally good. Quite a treasure and worth every penny.
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Poetic 8 Jan. 2014
By David L. Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
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This lovely little book walks through the thicket of modern aesthetics in a way that is pleasant and doesn't leave you feeling dumb. Yes, you need to read Kant. But start here. This will go easier on you.
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Japanese aesthetics 11 April 2013
By Rob Pudim - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book moderately interesting. I already knew a bit about the Japanese approach to art, the wabi, nabi sabi concepts but I enjoyed his take on it. I would have preferred a more geeky (academic)analysis which have appealed to a small minority of Western crazies like me. It is a different way of looking the world through art. Reading this would get you out of the box of the West's way of seeing things.
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