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Berleant, Arnold 1932-

Works: 103 works in 252 publications in 7 languages and 6,086 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Arnold Berleant
Most widely held works by Arnold Berleant
Sensibility and sense : the aesthetic transformation of the human world by Arnold Berleant( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aesthetic sensibility rests on perceptual experience and characterizes not only our experience of the arts but our experience of the world. Sensibility and Sense offers a philosophically comprehensive account of humans' social and cultural embeddedness encountered, recognized, and fulfilled as an aesthetic mode of experience. Extending the range of aesthetic experience from the stone of the earths surface to the celestial sphere, the book focuses on the aesthetic as a dimension of social experience. The guiding idea of pervasive interconnectedness, both social and environmental, leads to an aesthetic critique of the urban environment, the environment of daily life, and of terrorism, and has profound implications for grounding social and political values. The aesthetic emerges as a powerful critical tool for appraising urban culture and political practice."--Jacket
Re-thinking aesthetics : rogue essays on aesthetics and the arts by Arnold Berleant( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays, collected by Berleant in this volume all express the impulse to reject the received wisdom of modern aesthetics: that art demands a mode of experience sharply different from others and unique to the aesthetic situation, and that the identity of the aesthetic lies in keeping it distinct from other kinds of human experience, such as the moral, the practical, and the social. Berleant shows, on the contrary, that the value, the insight, the force of art and the aesthetic are all enhanced and enlarged by recognizing their social and human role, and that this recognition contributes both to the significance of art and to its humanizing influence on what we like to call civilization."--Jacket
The aesthetics of environment by Arnold Berleant( Book )

19 editions published between 1753 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental aesthetics is an emerging discipline that explores the meaning and influence of environmental perception and experience on human life. Arguing for the idea that environment is not merely a setting for people but fully integrated and continuous with us, Arnold Berleant explores the aesthetic dimensions of the human-environment continuum in both theoretical terms and concrete situations. Insisting on the need to reconceptualize environment and recognize its aesthetic implications, he pursues a variety of topics and approaches to environmental aesthetics. Aesthetic experience, maintains Berleant, is always contextual. There is no inside and outside, person and environment, human being and external world. Recognizing that humans, along with all other things, inhabit a single intraconnected realm, he speaks of environment as "a seamless unity of organism, perception, and place" that is suffused with values. The foremost characteristic of environmental perception, then, is the quality of engagement. Berleant moves from natural to non-natural environments, suggesting that the aesthetic aspect of any human habitat is an essential part of its desirability. After explaining the concept of environment and the possibilities of describing our aesthetic responses to various sorts of environments, Berleant applies his phenomenologically descriptive aesthetics to a broad range of issues and situations. From outer space to the museum, from architecture to landscape, from city to countryside to wilderness, this book discovers in the aesthetic perception of environment the reciprocity that constitutes both person and place
Art and engagement by Arnold Berleant( Book )

12 editions published between 1753 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new aesthetic theory based on aesthetic perception and participation with the arts
The aesthetic field; a phenomenology of aesthetic experience by Arnold Berleant( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Aesthetic Field, Arnold Berleant argues that traditional answers to the question "What is art?" are partial at best, providing only what he calls "surrogate theories of art." In order to answer this question, Berleant insists, we need to understand art in a different way, as a complex field - an aesthetic field that takes account of all the many factors that form the context of art and are indissolubly bound together in the experience of art. The Aesthetic Field is as innovative as the arts of our time. It was one of the first books to recognize the importance for aesthetics of the performative aspect of the arts, not only in music, theater, and dance, but also as a key factor in all aesthetic experience. Its fresh approach has gained increasing relevance as aesthetic experience and theory have expanded in new and provocative directions - as audience has collaborated with artist and performer in interactive art, and as feminism, postmodernism and other recent movements have shown the powerful influence of interpretation and culture as integral forces in shaping our experience and understanding of art.--Publisher's website
Aesthetics beyond the arts : new and recent essays by Arnold Berleant( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking the view that aesthetics is a study grounded in perception, this volume includes essays that exhibit many sides of the perceptual complex that is the aesthetic field and develops them in different ways
Living in the landscape : toward an aesthetics of environment by Arnold Berleant( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Living in the Landscape Arnold Berleant explores new ways of thinking about how we live - and might live - in the landscapes that enfold us. Through the concepts of "aesthetic engagement" and "environmental continuity," he proposes a new paradigm that offers a holistic approach to the meaning of place, and to the places of meaning in our lives." "Berleant addresses issues commonly associated with the environmental movement, such as preservation, pollution control, and quality of life. But his study draws from a wide range of disciplines and for that reason should also appeal to scholars and students interested in art and aesthetics, landscape architecture and planning, urban and environmental design, and cultural geography, as well as environmental studies."--Jacket
Environment and the arts : perspectives on environmental aesthetics by Arnold Berleant( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title was first published in 2002: The environment raises basic questions about many of the fundamental concepts and doctrines in aesthetics and the arts. Including new work by the leading international contributors to environmental aesthetics, this is the first book to deal with the relations between the arts and environment, directed towards a non-philosophical audience of practitioners and critics, as well as theorists. Introducing many of the basic ideas and issues in the theory of the arts, particularly as they bear on environment, this book addresses the special concerns of an aesthetics of environment and explores the implications of environmental aesthetics for understanding both aesthetic theory and the aesthetic of individual arts. Key topics covered include: the mutual relevance of art and environment, appreciation in art and nature, appraising nature, architecture and the urban environment, the relationships between environmental ethics and aesthetics, the environmental implications of some specific arts, environment and popular culture, and the significance of environment technologies for aesthetics and the arts. Contributors are drawn from a range of nationalities and cultures that have signal importance for environmental aesthetics, including Great Britain, the United States, Finland, and Japan. Environment and the Arts provides an introduction to some of the most intriguing and compelling questions about understanding and appreciating the arts and environment, setting a mark for the field and opening the topics to a wider audience."--Provided by publisher
Aesthetics and environment : variations on a theme by Arnold Berleant( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays collected in Aesthetics and Environment comprise a set of variations on art and culture guided by the theme of environment. The essays deal with the physical reality of environment such as the city, the shore, the water and the garden, but also with the virtual environment and the social one. Environmental aesthetics is a theme whose variations are as endless as the possibilities of the human performers and conditions from which it is fashioned. This enticing set of essays testifies to Berleant's special talent in moving easily between both natural and human environments and opens out the contemporary discussion beyond that of the wilderness to the cultural and social environment. Berleant argues that neither the natural nor human environment stands alone and both are best understood as distinctions that are in experience coextensive, that one can only speak of environment in relation to human experience. The theme of this book is that such experience suffuses the so-called natural world and shapes the human world. It maintains the idea that in as much as people are embedded in these worlds, relationships, including human relationships, are part of them. The melding of these two worlds leads Berleant to defend ultimately what he has termed 'social aesthetics' ."--Provided by publisher
The aesthetics of natural environments( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aesthetics of human environments( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ethical factor in business decisions : essays toward criteria( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuroaesthetics by Martin Skov( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The beginning of psychological aesthetics is normally traced back to the publication of Gustav Theodor Fechner's seminal book "Vorschule der Aesthetik" in 1876. Following in the footsteps of this rich tradition, editors Martin Skov and Oshin Vartanian view neuroaesthetics - the emerging field of inquiry concerned with uncovering the ways in which aesthetic behavior is caused by brain processes - as a natural extension of Fechner's 'empirical spirit' to understand the link between the objective and subjective worlds inherent in aesthetic experience. The editors had two specific aims for this book. The first was to highlight the diversity of approaches that are underway under the banner of neuroaesthetics. Currently, this topic is being investigated from experimental, evolutionary, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging perspectives to tackle problems in the visual arts, literature, music, and film. Its quintessentially interdisciplinary nature has functioned as a breeding ground for generating and testing hypotheses in multiple domains. The second goal was more integrative and involved distilling some of the key features common to these diverse strands of work. The book presents a possible framework for neuroaesthetics by highlighting what the contributors consider to be its defining features and offering a working definition of neuroaesthetics that captures these features. "Neuroaesthetics" will provide an empirical and theoretical framework to motivate further work in this area. Ultimately, the hope is that puzzles in aesthetics can be solved through insights from biology, but that the contribution can be truly bidirectional."--Provided by publisher
The fugue in the orchestral works of Bartók by Arnold Berleant( )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1958 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natur( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is aesthetic engagement? by Arnold Berleant( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huan jing yu yi shu : Huan jing mei xue de duo wei shi jiao( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exchange on disinterestedness by Arnold Berleant( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic and social doctrine : Dewey's methodological approach to social philosophy by Arnold Berleant( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Detels, Claire: Soft boundaries : revisioning the arts and aesthetics in american education. - Westport, CT : Berfin and Garvey, 1999 by Arnold Berleant( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Art and engagement
Re-thinking aesthetics : rogue essays on aesthetics and the artsThe aesthetics of environmentArt and engagementThe aesthetic field; a phenomenology of aesthetic experienceLiving in the landscape : toward an aesthetics of environmentEnvironment and the arts : perspectives on environmental aestheticsAesthetics and environment : variations on a themeThe aesthetics of natural environments
Alternative Names
Arnold Berleant American philosopher

Arnold Berleant Amerikaans musicoloog

Arnold Berleant philosophe américain

Berleantas Arnoldas

Bolinte, Anuode 1932-

Mperlēnt, Arnolnt 1932-

Арнольд Берлеант