The Powers of Presence
Consciousness, Myth, and Affecting Presence
Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781512800074
- Published: September 2015
Chiefly considering African and Upper Paleolithic work, Armstrong demonstrates that concepts of beauty, truth, and excellence are irrelevant in developing the aesthetic of a specific culture. By developing a unique aesthetic typology, he offers a reinterpretation of non-Western art that integrates human consciousness and its reification as art. More than eighty handsome photographs and drawings are included.