Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis

Morphodynamics in Aesthetics

Essays on the Singularity of the Work of Art

Authors: Caliandro, Stefania

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  • Explores a new approach in art theory
     
    Addresses a wide audience in art, semiotics, and humanities
     
    First book on linking morphodynamic research to aesthetic theories and semiotics of art
     
    Establishes connections between disciplines such as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and mathematics

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This book deals with the complexity of art by focusing on the singularity of the work of art. Gathering a selection of writings in art theory and semiotics, it explores the question of apprehending art from its perceptual aspects to aesthetic comprehension and understanding. Theoretical enquiries focus in particular on the dynamics of the perception of forms, the semiotic value of colour, the aesthetic phenomenon of empathy, the function of vision in relation to other senses and its faculty to lead, in a substantial way, to the embodiment of sense. These theoretical points are constantly observed with reference to the analysis of works of art, especially from the beginning of the modern era, when a renovated psychophysical approach oriented the evolution of contemporary aesthetics. Research into art theories sheds light on how differentials in topologic positions, dimensions, relationships and tones contribute to the arising of forms and colours in perception, and affect the perceiver. The essays presented address in different ways the emergence of sense, by conceiving it as deeply anchored to the dynamics of perception, in addition to the cognitive disposition and knowledge, regardless of whether or not the subject (artist or beholder) is aware of these processes. Through in-depth analyses identifying to what extent the aesthetic moment builds on perceptual and semiotic processes, works of art are revealed to be singularities, reflecting the correlation with morphodynamics in the sciences.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morphodynamics in Aesthetics
Book Subtitle
Essays on the Singularity of the Work of Art
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29631-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29631-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29630-8
Series ISSN
2195-1934
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 137
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