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 Contemporary Aesthetics (CA) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer- and blind-reviewed
       open-access online journal of contemporary theory, research, and application in aesthetics.
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Perspectives on CA
Perspectives on Contemporary Aesthetics,*
edited by Arnold Berleant & Yuriko Saito
(RISD Works, 2015). ISBN 9781944103019.

*A collection of 17 articles published in the first 10 volumes (2003-2012) of this journal. The book was designed by Nancy Skolos (Dean of Architecture and Design, RISD) and Scarlett Xin Meng (graduate student in Graphic Design, RISD). True to its subject matter, the book itself is an object of aesthetic appreciation and has been awarded with two design awards: The Student Notable Visual Communication Award Core77 Design Award 2016 and the 2016 STA 100 award for Book Design. For more information, please visit

In recent years aesthetics has grown into a rich and varied discipline. Its scope has widened to embrace ethical, social, religious, environmental, and cultural concerns. As international communication increases through more frequent congresses and electronic communication, varied traditions have joined with its historically interdisciplinary character, making aesthetics a focal center of diverse and multiple interests. These need a forum that is universal and inclusive, easy to access, and unhampered by financial, political, and institutional barriers. An on-line publication offers an ideal opportunity for advancing these purposes and Contemporary Aesthetics endeavors to provide that forum.
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