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Book Launch: Malcolm Miles - Eco-Aesthetics

June 25, 2014

Bloomsbury Publishing have announced the launch of 'Eco-Aesthetics', a new book by author Malcolm Miles; produced as part of a series of single-authored publications commissioned by Jane Tormey and Gillian Whiteley as part of their Radical Aesthetics - Radical Art series. The book will be launched at an event on Wednesday the 25th June, from 6.30pm to 8pm at Bloomsbury Publishing in London.

By moving beyond traditional aesthetic categories (beauty, the sublime, the religious), Eco-Aesthetics takes an inter-disciplinary approach bridging the arts, humanities and social sciences and explores what aesthetics might mean in the 21st century. It is one in a series of new, radical aesthetics promoting debate, confronting convention and formulating alternative ways of thinking about art practice.

Malcolm Miles explores the strands of eco-art, eco-aesthetics and contemporary aesthetic theories, offering timely critiques of consumerism and globalisation and, ultimately, offers a possible formulation of an engaged eco-aesthetic for the early 21st century.

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Radical Aesthetics-Radical Art

In this series of books the authors and editors explore what aesthetics might mean in the 21st century. They use the term 'radical' to promote debate, confront convention and formulate alternative ways of thinking about art practice. Their fundimental premise for the series is to reconsider the relationship between practicing art and thinking about art; liberating the notion of aesthetics from visual traditions and to expand its parameters in a creative and meaningful way. It examines those multisensory, collaborative, participatory and transitory practices that have developed in the last 20 years.

The series:

  • critiques conventional approaches to thinking about art practice and aesthetics
  • reconsiders the interrelationships between theories and art practice on equal terms
  • provides a useful resource to assist research and provoke discussion
  • addresses current issues in response to contemporary contexts
  • encourages an interdisciplinary approach to discussion
  • surveys recent and current material and debate

Series Editors: Jane Tormey and Gillian Whiteley
Series proposals should be emailed to both editors: [email protected] and [email protected]