Del viajero al turista: estética y política del paisaje urbano

Enver Joel Torregroza Lara

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The aim of this essay is to promote thought on urban landscapes that go further than the concept of natural landscapes and than the notion of a landscape as an object of pictorial representation. Thanks to an initial digression of the esthetics of impurity proposed by Mathieu Kessler, the traveler’s and tourist’s way of being are described: two of the possible landscape’s perceptive focuses that imply, each in their own way, a particular disposition towards joy in the geographical area. Such ethical-esthetic description is widened to cover, the “urban city dweller” or the “citizen’s” ways of being and transiting the contemporary city within its complicities, pressures and paradoxes; thus defending the idea that the excess city which ontologically constitutes the contemporary metropolis is in part compensated –happiness in unhappiness– with the ethical-esthetic disposition of the temporary urban resident
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)71
Number of pages103
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Urban Studies

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