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Experiencing Art and Architecture: Lessons on Looking

Author/EditorIliescu, Sanda (Author)
ISBN: 9780367441067
Pub Date23/03/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages222
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
In this book, Sanda Iliescu brings aesthetics back into the conversation, exploring the subject through compelling examinations of lived experiences of works of art and architecture.
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In this multidisciplinary book, Sanda Iliescu articulates a rich, multi-faceted approach to the aesthetic experience.


Through in-depth discussions of her own lived encounters with art, architecture, and the world around her, she advocates a way of looking that blends sensory perception, formal analysis, social and political consciousness, and personal memory. Focusing special attention on the aesthetic concept of the figure-ground problem, the author challenges this foundational principle's presumed hierarchies and shows how a new and more dynamic understanding of it can enhance our way of looking at and understanding art and architecture. Works discussed in the book include a wide range of contemporary and historic art and architecture, among them artworks by Rembrandt, Matisse, Eva Hesse, and David Hammons; architecture by Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor, and Weiss/Manfredi; and non-Western works such as a thirteenth-century Chinese vase, the dry garden at Ryoanji, and Hasegawa Tohaku's Pine Trees.





Personal and engaging, the book is for a wide audience of those practicing, studying, or with an interest in the creative fields, from beginners to seasoned professionals.

In this multidisciplinary book, Sanda Iliescu articulates a rich, multi-faceted approach to the aesthetic experience.


Through in-depth discussions of her own lived encounters with art, architecture, and the world around her, she advocates a way of looking that blends sensory perception, formal analysis, social and political consciousness, and personal memory. Focusing special attention on the aesthetic concept of the figure-ground problem, the author challenges this foundational principle's presumed hierarchies and shows how a new and more dynamic understanding of it can enhance our way of looking at and understanding art and architecture. Works discussed in the book include a wide range of contemporary and historic art and architecture, among them artworks by Rembrandt, Matisse, Eva Hesse, and David Hammons; architecture by Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor, and Weiss/Manfredi; and non-Western works such as a thirteenth-century Chinese vase, the dry garden at Ryoanji, and Hasegawa Tohaku's Pine Trees.





Personal and engaging, the book is for a wide audience of those practicing, studying, or with an interest in the creative fields, from beginners to seasoned professionals.

Sanda Iliescu teaches art and architecture at the University of Virginia. Educated as an architect, she is a practicing artist who has exhibited her paintings, drawings, and collages in the United States and Europe. She has received numerous awards, among them the Rome Prize.

Foreword by Paul Barolsky Introduction 1 Play 2 Architecture 3 Emptiness 4 The Space Between 5 Fields 6 Mistakes 7 Transparency 8 The Past 9 Abundance

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