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The Buddha in the MachineArt, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

R. John Williams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The writers and artists described in this book are joined by a desire to embrace “Eastern” aesthetics as a means of redeeming “Western” technoculture. The assumption they all share is that at the ... More

Practical FormAbstraction, Technique, and Beauty in Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics

Practical Form: Abstraction, Technique, and Beauty in Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics

Abigail Zitin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300244564
eISBN:
9780300255713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300244564.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In early eighteenth-century Britain, writers asked after the nature and causes of the pleasure we feel when we encounter beauty. It took a painter, however, to steer the nascent field of ... More

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