In Praise of Athletic Beauty [Audiobook] download free by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

In Praise of Athletic Beauty Audiobook download free by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
  • Listen audiobook: In Praise of Athletic Beauty
  • Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
  • Release date: 2006/4/20
  • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Sports
  • ISBN: 9780674021723
  • Rating: 8.67 of 10
  • Votes: 743
  • Review by: Anderson Guinn
  • Review rating: 8.71 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/5
  • Duration: 3H23M17S in 256 kbps (54.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-15
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, MPEG-4 DST, WMA, WAV, AIFF, MPEG4, FLAC (compression TGZ, ZIP, ACE, ISO, RAR, DMG, RZ)
  • Total pages original book: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 23M51S (6.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: By the hundreds of millions we show up, stand in line, turn on, and tune in to watch, mesmerized, as athletes perform. And yet this experience, so widely craved and intensely felt, we commonly dismiss as 'only a game.' A book that looks beyond the usual explanations of why sports fascinates, In Praise of Athletic Beauty also strives for a language that can frame-even enhance -the pleasure we take in watching athletic events. The vicarious thrill, anxiety release, competitive spirit: in place of these traditional answers to the mystery of sports' allure, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht proposes a more powerful and provocative alternative. The fascination with watching sports, he argues, is probably the most popular and potent contemporary form of aesthetic experience-in the classic, very literal sense of this concept. In exploring this idea, Gumbrecht develops a lucid reflection on the pleasures of sports spectatorship and the nature of athletic beauty. Where we might readily pronounce certain athletic moves and plays 'beautiful,' this book gives us the means to explore, understand, and enjoy even more acutely the aesthetic experience that our words-in-passing barely suggest. With a new perspective on the appreciation of-and, indeed, a new tone of praising-sports, Gumbrecht also offers a new way of narrating the history of athletics and a fresh vocabulary for analyzing various sports. Exploring athletic beauty, this book makes us understand the widespread passion sport inspires as an untamed form of aesthetic fascination.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Sports Books, Philosophy: Aesthetics
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 29.78 USD
  • Dimensions: 111x181x24.89mm
  • Weight: 308.44g
  • Printed by: The Belknap Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States

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