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Synaesthetics : Art as Synaesthesia, Hardback Book

Synaesthetics : Art as Synaesthesia Hardback


Paul Gordon proposes a new theory of art as synaesthetic and applies this idea to various media, including works--such as movies, illustrated books, and song lyrics--that explicitly cross over into media involving the different senses.

The idea of art as synaesthetic is not, however, limited to those "cross-over" works, because even an individual poem or novel or painting calls upon different senses in creating its syn-aesthetic "meaning." Although previous studies have often devolved into those who see an obvious connection between art and synaesthesia and those who adamantly reject such a notion, Synaesthetics furthers our understanding of synaesthesia as an important, if not essential, component of artistic expression.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9781501356797