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The Aesthetics of Wine

BURNHAM, Douglas and Skilleas, Ole Martin (2012) The Aesthetics of Wine. New Directions in Aesthetics . Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester. ISBN 9781444337662

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This book represents the first full-length study of the aesthetics of the appreciation of wine. It introduces and argues for the validity and significance of several new concepts: competency, project, and aesthetic practices. Using these concepts -- together with analyses borrowed from cognitive science, sensory science, Husserlian phenomenology and hermeneutics -- the case is made that wine can be a proper and indeed significant object of aesthetic attention. The implications of this are pursued in three ways: First, within the culture of wine, with a sustained treatment of important concepts such as terroir; second, within philosophical aesthetics. The latter results in a position termed 'contextual aesthetics' that sees aesthetic acts as always situated within cultural practices, and given meaning thereby. The third implication is for the cultural and aesthetic value accorded to the various senses, and the kinds of underlying issues that might have led to, and might now lead away from, these values.

Item Type: Book / Proceeding
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Journalism, Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Douglas BURNHAM
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 09:18
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 16:59

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