Monday, 19 July 2010

Aurelio Madrid on "The Aesthetics of Decay"

(“untitled” by Aurelio Madrid )

Aurelio Madrid has written a lucid, rich, and extensive commentary on my The Aesthetics of Decay. Among his many incisive points, he does an admirable job of translating the book’s main ideas into a more digestible format. To this end, I’m indebted to him. Madrid is also right to have read the book alongside Robert Sokolowski’s very fine Introduction to Phenomenology, given that much of the “methodology” of the book remains implicit—an issue I hope to have resolved in the next book. I will respond to his commentary soon (in the middle of a move), but for now I wanted to thank him for spending the time to read The Aesthetics of Decay with such attention and care. Hard to think this book came out 4 years ago, almost to the day…