Saito Y, 2011, "The aesthetics of emptiness: sky art" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 29(3) 499 – 518
Download citation data in RIS format
The aesthetics of emptiness: sky art
Received 22 July 2009; in revised form 19 April 2010; published online 8 March 2011
Abstract. The sky and celestial phenomena surround us everywhere, all the time. However, they have not received due attention in philosophical discourses dealing with the environment, or in our daily experience. I explore some examples of recent art projects that facilitate our aesthetic experience of the sky and celestial events. These art pieces are analyzed in terms of the different ways in which they embody the notion of ‘emptiness’, a Buddhist term for reality that is written with the Chinese character for sky.
Full-text PDF size: 892 Kb
References 42 references, 2 with DOI links ()
Your computer (IP address: 126.96.36.199) has not been recognised as being on a network authorised to view the full text or references of this article. If you are a member of a university library that has a subscription to the journal, please contact your serials librarian (subscriptions information).