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The Aesthetic Dimension by Herbert Marcuse
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Aug 13, 09

bookshelves: art, imaginal-space
Read in August, 2009

I have a favorite quote from this book, that I share frequently in my classes:
"Art breaks opne a dimension inaccessible to other experience, a dimension in which human beings, nature, and things no longer stand under the law of the established reality principle...The encounter with the truth of art happens in the estanging language and images which make perceptible, visible, and audible that which is no longer, or not yet, perceived, said, and heard in everyday life."

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