Faszination - Schrecken
Action Theory of Aesthetic Experience Based on Anselm Kiefer's "Images of Germany"
How do we perceive the world and pictures? The book is based around the hypothesis that we initially perceive the world as well as pictures by feelings and that there is a direct connection between the two. By debating fascination and horror, such as can be triggered by Anselm Kiefer´s Deutschlandbilder, the author discusses their consequences and conclusions for our cultural self-perception. The author develops a comprehensive theory on image and culture which is new in this field of research and also includes the special status of the art.
Dr. Martina Sauer studied in Heidelberg, Munich, Paris and Basel. Her work on questions about image, arts and culture determines her professional and academic career. She is scientific board of the German Society of Semiotics and the Society for Interdisciplinary Image Science; furthermore she organizes theme tours and seminars on art and philosophy.