The Resource The aesthetics of decay : nothingness, nostalgia, and the absence of reason, Dylan Trigg

The aesthetics of decay : nothingness, nostalgia, and the absence of reason, Dylan Trigg

Label
The aesthetics of decay : nothingness, nostalgia, and the absence of reason
Title
The aesthetics of decay
Title remainder
nothingness, nostalgia, and the absence of reason
Statement of responsibility
Dylan Trigg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Aesthetics of Decay, Dylan Trigg confronts the remnants from the fallout of post-industrialism and post-modernism. Through a considered analysis of memory, place, and nostalgia, Trigg argues that the decline of reason enables a critique of progress to emerge. In this ambitious work, Trigg aims to reassess the direction of progress by situating it in a spatial context. In doing so, he applies his critique of rationality to modern ruins. The derelict factory, abandoned asylum, and urban alleyway all become allies in Trigg's attack on a fixed image of temporality and progress. The Aesthetics of Decay offers a model of post-rational aesthetics in which spatial order is challenged by an affirmative ethics of ruin."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
190
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.T75 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • New studies in aesthetics,
  • New studies in aesthetics
Series volume
  • v. 37
  • v. 37
Label
The aesthetics of decay : nothingness, nostalgia, and the absence of reason, Dylan Trigg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-259) and index
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  • mel
Contents
Tarrying with the nothing -- Silence, violence, and nothingness -- An uncanny memory -- The specter of exile -- Dark night of the soul -- An impossible nostalgia -- The decline of postmodernism? -- The revolt of reason -- A short history of decay -- An uncanny place: modern ruins -- The post-industrial sublime -- The phenomenology of the alleyway -- Aesthetic revulsion: staircases and rust -- Transgressing place: urban exploration -- Space and center: ruins as home -- Memories in ruin
Control code
000040424262
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 265 p.
Isbn
9780820486468
Lccn
2006019387
Other physical details
ill.
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.b21699422
System control number
  • rm21699422
  • (OCoLC)70149246

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