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by Philip Fisher

Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences download ebook
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0674955625
ISBN13:
978-0674955622
Author:
Philip Fisher
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Harvard University Press (September 30, 2003)
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208 pages
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Experiences of wonder may be by definition rare, but for Fisher they are dispersed all over the map of. .Philip Fisher’s book on wonder is a brilliant, original, and wide-ranging study of a subject that has only recently become visible to intellectual historians.

Experiences of wonder may be by definition rare, but for Fisher they are dispersed all over the map of knowledg. his is a learned, cultivated work. An impressive literary–philosophical–geometric thesis that argues for the primacy of the feeling of wonder on confronting rare beauty in art or in nature. Michael Fried, author of Manet's Modernism).

This is a book about the aesthetics of wonder, about wonder as it figures in our . Only this makes possible the rare and privileged moment, against a normative frame, when the extra ordinary can take place and evoke wonder.

This is a book about the aesthetics of wonder, about wonder as it figures in our relation to the visual world and to rare or new experiences. In three instructive instances - a pair of paintings by Cy Twombly, the famous problem of doubling the area of a square, and the history of attempts to explain rainbows - Philip Fisher examines the experience of wonder as it draws to This is a book about the aesthetics of wonder, about wonder as it figures in our relation to the visual world and to. rare or new experiences.

191 pages : 24 cm. "This is a book about the aesthetics of wonder, about wonder as it figures in our relation to the visual world and to rare or new experiences. In three instructive instances - a pair of paintings by Cy Twombly, the famous problem of doubling the area of a square, and the history of attempts to explain rainbows - Philip Fisher examines the experience of wonder as it draws together pleasure, thinking, and the aesthetic features of thought. Through these examples he places wonder in relation to the ordinary and the everyday as well as to its opposite, fear. In three instructive instances-a pair of paintings by Cy Twombly, the famous problem of doubling the area of a square, and the history of attempts to explain rainbows-Philip Fisher examines the experience of wonder as it draws together pleasure, thinking, and the aesthetic features of thought. Through these examples he places wonder in relation to the ordinary and the everyday as well as to its opposite, fear

PDF On Nov 1, 2001, R. A. Goodrich and others published Wonder, the Rainbow, and the aesthetics of.

In terms of the student's future, it is worth observing that few of them will ever need to complete a square or simplify log 3ye 2.Teach the Mathematics of Mathematicians.

Philip Fisher (born 1941) is the Felice Crowl Reid Professor of English and American Literature at Harvard University . Wonder, the Rainbow and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences (1998). Making and Effacing Art (1991). Making Up Society (1981).

Philip Fisher (born 1941) is the Felice Crowl Reid Professor of English and American Literature at Harvard University and an author. He graduated from Harvard University with a . He earned an . Books. "Department of English Faculty".

This is a book about the aesthetics of wonder, about wonder as it figures in our relation to the visual world and to rare or new experiences

This is a book about the aesthetics of wonder, about wonder as it figures in our relation to the visual world and to rare or new experiences.

Experiences of wonder may be by definition rare, but for Fisher they are dispersed all . Against this tradition of wonder explained away, Fisher argues that there is a ‘poetics of thought’ which shades into an aesthetics of wonder.

Experiences of wonder may be by definition rare, but for Fisher they are dispersed all over the map of knowledge. He is particularly severe with Romantics like Keats, and the whole gloomy procession of disenchantment theorists, who accuse modern science of murdering wonder and regard poetry as its last safe haven. Problem-solving itself, at least under certain conditions, can perpetuate the initial moment of wonder in short bursts of intelligibility. Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences.

Why pause and study this particular painting among so many others ranged on a gallery wall? Wonder, which Descartes called the first of the passions, is at play; it couples surprise with a wish to know more, the pleasurable promise that what is novel or rare may become familiar. This is a book about the aesthetics of wonder, about wonder as it figures in our relation to the visual world and to rare or new experiences.

In three instructive instances--a pair of paintings by Cy Twombly, the famous problem of doubling the area of a square, and the history of attempts to explain rainbows--Philip Fisher examines the experience of wonder as it draws together pleasure, thinking, and the aesthetic features of thought. Through these examples he places wonder in relation to the ordinary and the everyday as well as to its opposite, fear. The remarkable story of how rainbows came to be explained, fraught with errors, half-knowledge, and incomplete understanding, suggests that certain knowledge cannot be what we expect when wonder engages us. Instead, Fisher argues, a detailed familiarity, similar to knowing our way around a building or a painting, is the ultimate meeting point for aesthetic and scientific encounters with novelty, rare experiences, and the genuinely new.