Atmosphere and Aesthetics

A Plural Perspective

  • Tonino Griffero
  • Marco Tedeschini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tonino Griffero, Marco Tedeschini
    Pages 1-7
  3. Atmospheric Turn?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Hermann Schmitz
      Pages 63-76
    3. Lorenzo Marinucci
      Pages 93-118
  4. Senses and Spaces

  5. Subjects and Communities

  6. Aesthetics and Art Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Gernot Böhme
      Pages 259-264
    3. Marco Tedeschini
      Pages 265-285
    4. Tadashi Ogawa
      Pages 287-291
    5. Alberto Pérez-Gómez
      Pages 313-325
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 327-342

About this book


This book provides a presentation of the concept of “atmosphere” in the realm of aesthetics. An “atmosphere” is meant to be an emotional space. Such idea of “atmosphere” has been more and more subsumed by human and social sciences in the last twenty years, thereby becoming a technical notion. In many fields of the Humanities, affective life has been reassessed as a proper tool to understand the human being, and is now considered crucial. In this context, the link between atmospheres and aesthetics becomes decisive. Nowadays, aesthetics is no longer only a theory of art, but has recovered its original vocation: to be a general theory of perception conceived of as an ordinary experience of pre-logical character. In its four parts (Atmospheric turn?, Senses and Spaces, Subjects and Communities, Aesthetics and Art Theory), this volume discusses whether atmospheres could take the prominent and paradigmatic position previously held by art in order to make sense of such sensible experience of the world.


Passive Synthesis Minkowski Hasse Schapp Tellenbach

Editors and affiliations

  • Tonino Griffero
    • 1
  • Marco Tedeschini
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of History, Humanities and SocietyUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Italian Institute for German StudiesRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24941-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24942-7
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