Object Oriented Aesthetics (Another Tiny Old Groovy Car (New York)

Another tiny old groovy car. This one immediately grabbed my eye, as if flashing out from nowhere. I saw it on a shady stretch of Morningside Drive near St. Luke’s Hospital. I like dimunitive things, and how they appeal to the eye, like a little bauble. Moses Mendelssohn may have said something slightly to this effect in remarks regarding the homogeneity of beauty; this in contrast to the massive scale of the sublime, around which the eye can’t get it’s “hand.”

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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1 Response to Object Oriented Aesthetics (Another Tiny Old Groovy Car (New York)

  1. dmf says:

    yes not so much a matter of awe but of appreciation, design manufactures possibilities outside of the canny-uncanny bind.
    http://newbooksincriticaltheory.com/2012/08/23/j-hillis-miller-the-conflagration-of-community-fiction-before-and-after-auschwitz-university-of-chicago-press-2011/

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