Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity

Publikation: Bücher und AnthologienMonografienForschung


What is the cultural dimension of sustainability? This book offers a thought-provoking answer, with a theoretical synthesis on »cultures of sustainability«. Describing how modernity degenerated into a culture of unsustainability, to which the arts are contributing, Sacha Kagan engages us in a fundamental rethinking of our ways of knowing and seeing the world. We must learn not to be afraid of complexity, and to re-awaken a sensibility to patterns that connect. With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years, and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation process.

This book is the final publication of Sacha Kagan's doctoral thesis at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.
Verlagtranscript Verlag
Anzahl der Seiten514
ISBN (Print)978-3-8376-1803-7
ISBN (elektronisch)978-3-8394-1803-1
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 29.06.2011

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Zugl.: Lüneburg, Univ., Diss., 2011


2nd emended edition published in 2013

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