The Garden as an Art
In this book Miller challenges contemporary aesthetic theory to include gardens in an expanded definition of art. She provides a radical critique of three central tenets within current intellectual debate: first, the art historical notion that art should only be studied within the context of a single culture and period; second, the philosophical belief that art should be conceived as a discrete object unrelated to our survival as persons, as cultural communities, as a species; and third, the notion that all signifying systems are like language.
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Definitions Examples and Paradigms
The General Unifying Principles Underlying
Additional Aspects of Spatiality
Gardens and Current Theories of Art
Preference for Distance and Disinterest
Environmental Aesthetics and the Effects of Art
The Signifying Garden Gardens as Art
Great Art Significant Human Content
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