This is an archive of all past volumes of Contemporary Aesthetics, both annual volumes and special volumes. To access the current volume, visit www.contempaesthetics.org. All past volumes are directly accessible from that site as well.
In recent years aesthetics has grown into a rich and varied discipline. Its scope has widened to embrace ethical, social, religious, environmental, and cultural concerns. As international communication increases through more frequent congresses and electronic communication, varied traditions have joined with its historically interdisciplinary character, making aesthetics a focal center of diverse and multiple interests. These need a forum that is universal and inclusive, easy to access, and unhampered by financial, political, and institutional barriers. An on-line publication offers an ideal opportunity for advancing these purposes and Contemporary Aesthetics hopes to provide that forum.
Archive: Volume 15 (2017)
Perspectives on Contemporary Aesthetics,* edited by Arnold Berleant & Yuriko Saito (RISD Works, 2015). ISBN 9781944103019.
*A collection of 17 articles published in the first 10 volumes (2003-2012) of this journal. The book was designed by Nancy Skolos (Dean of Architecture and Design, RISD 2015-2017) and Scarlett Xin Meng (graduate student in Graphic Design, RISD). True to its subject matter, the book itself is an object of aesthetic appreciation and has been awarded with two design awards: The Student Notable Visual Communication Award Core77 Design Award 2016 and the 2016 STA 100 award for Book Design. For more information, please visit risdworks.com
Terrorist Aesthetics as Ideal Types: from Spectacle to "Vicious Lottery"
Marshall Battani and Michaelyn Mankel
Aesthetic Value of Minimalist Architecture in Gaza
Salem Al Qudwa
The Aesthetics of Conversation: Dewey and Davidson
Sublime and Anti-sublime: Reconsidering the Relation of the Sublime to Technology