Experiences of the Aesthetic

Anders Prag, Addie N Madsen, Sara I H Vilslev, Claudio Celis & Gorjan Dimitrov

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project focuses on the aesthetic experience. The main question is whether the aesthetic experience can be qualified, which we have tried to do using philosophy. We use theories of Hans-Georg Gadamer in relation to hermeneutics and play, and theories by Theodor Adorno about natural beauty and art beauty. Throughout the project we relate these theories to our own experiences, both personal reflections and in relation to Peter Greenaway's film: "The Pillow Book" which we analyse. Form and content is a dualism that we try to illustrate by playing with the layout of the project, omitting traditional headlines, chapters etc. Instead we try to use textboxes, typography and quotes in creative ways, allowing form to convey meaning.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2003


  • aesthetic
  • play
  • Pillow Book
  • hermeneutics
  • natural beauty
  • form and content
  • Adorno
  • Greenaway
  • Gadamer
  • experience
  • art beauty
  • philosophy