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Touching Surfaces: Photographic Aesthetics, Temporality, Aging. Anca Cristofovici

Touching Surfaces: Photographic Aesthetics, Temporality, Aging.

Anca Cristofovici

Published December 22nd 2008
ISBN : 9789042025134
Paperback
232 pages
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 About the Book 

Who isnt seduced by the idea of an affinity between aging and aesthetics? Yet, when does aging truly begin? What attributes does the aesthetic embrace? Looking into startling photographic art of the past three decades, this book is prompted by suchMoreWho isnt seduced by the idea of an affinity between aging and aesthetics? Yet, when does aging truly begin? What attributes does the aesthetic embrace? Looking into startling photographic art of the past three decades, this book is prompted by such questions and turns them into a meditation on how aesthetics mediates our relation to time. The photographic approach of the corporeal is at the center of the book. Within a phenomenological framework, Cristofovici brings into focus the physical and the psychic body to read aging as a process of change and becoming over time. Her understanding of aging sees beyond difference into larger patterns of perceptions that we share. Offering valuable insights into aging as a process of subject construction, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of visual culture, photography, art history, age studies, and theories of knowledge. This cross-disciplinary study that puts theory to the test of lifes and arts paradoxes in an evocative style will also appeal to a wider readership interested in how photography and aging illuminate each other.