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Material Blue

Winkler, Justin. (2017) Material Blue. Contemporary Aesthetics, 15.

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Abstract

In the 1780s, de Saussure invented the cyanometer that was subsequently used by Humboldt on his research travels. It served to determine the blueness of the sky at various altitudes. This article examines the research context in which this device was used and seeks to trace an underlying aisthesis materialis (Barck). I raise the question whether this recourse to a supposed pre–art theory and aesthetic practice can help establish a better concept of the everyday aesthetics to come.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Geographie > Humangeographie / Stadt- und Regionalforschung (Schneider-Sliwa)
UniBasel Contributors:Winkler, Justin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Contemporary Aesthetics
e-ISSN:1932-8478
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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