The Subject of Minimalism
On Aesthetics, Agency, and Becoming
|Publication Date||September 2013|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB)|
The Subject of Minimalism advocates for minimalism as an approach to daily life. Utilizing a wide range of theoretical and creative texts, Thomas Phillips offers an examination of subjectivity as considered, enacted, and embodied. Provocatively, he makes the claim that lived experience is capable of being refined according to the paradoxically rich parameters of a minimalist aesthetic. What is finally at stake for one who engages with certain texts, the book argues, is a selfhood that may become at once 'minimized' and advanced in the psychology and materiality of its everyday life.