Jeremy's accessible dissertations on the techno-sublime are just a click away. He follows the evolution of the "S" word through Longinus, Burke, Kant, Lyotard, Newman and updates it to his own view today where the most sublime moments happen in super-saturated images on TV. Nothing alienating about this California style scholarly text, I enjoyed it and learned a lot. Five stars! Why should aesthetics and scholarship be boring?
Art critic Gilbert-Rolfe explores beauty's changing role and aesthetics in society in Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime, a survey which blends philosophy and discussions of modern art and perceptions of beauty. An intriguing coverage which enters the debate about the role of beauty in our culture.