8 | no. 2

Art Style | Art & Culture International Magazine, an online and peer–reviewed magazine devoted to art and culture, invites the submission of extended essays.

The theme of the upcoming edition is:

Environmental Aesthetics: Socio-Territorial Conflicts throughout Media

The world and Weltanschauung are changing as a result of scientific and technological advances. Therefore, by analyzing the configurations of human social life throughout the evolutionary history of humanity, we find that “technology transfer” has always been an interaction between nature and culture for all possible realizations of human civilization, as stated by Wolfgang Welsch (2012) concerning Darwin’s evolutionary aesthetics. In these ways, more complex environmental crises and climate change can be understood through aesthetics and communication, with the coexistence of humans and nonhumans under the digital process as the most appropriate relationship. In theory, an agreement to combat climate change according to the world’s industrial and financial aspects through technologies of communication and artistic practices can integrate art with a social critique on the Internet as collective intelligence due to the influence of images. However, this agreement could present images of a nostalgic return to nature artificially, valuing biodiversity through broadcasted visual arts, and so contesting the fact. Also, to this end, we confirm art—the subject of the study of aesthetics—in terms of creation, seeking innovative solutions, especially in understanding our development with concepts of equality, freedom, and democracy. In this respect, two aspects of cultural transformation are important—technique, in which the term “art” is included, and knowledge to separate facts based on perception when considering the attraction of images, which was always emphasized in the communication process and language development.

Under these conditions, we expect contributions that discuss images by focusing on visual studies that allude to everyday life in urban spaces in the sense of environmental and everyday aesthetics (Crawford 1983). These images appear at respective contemporary cultural events and in the media. Moreover, they raise discussions and present new elements that need to be researched and discussed with respect to the media image’s relationship with contemporary art. To this end, it is necessary to ground the articles within the scope of the image’s relationship, that is, of the media image as art. This is the introductory statement of the theme. It especially concerns the awareness of citizenship’s representativeness, respecting international human rights norms, and ethics for the exercise of freedom of expression through images. The visual analysis becomes as important as art under the time-space aspects and in its social context. It is also vital as an essential contribution to the ethical factors for the individual’s perception as an aesthetic experience and the evolution of their cognition capacity in their social performance and autonomy. Under these conditions, both social semiotics and aesthetics try to study visual images that are produced as part of the metropolitan culture and rhythm. Art, photographs, films, videos, dance, theater, advertising, design, architecture, fashion, and so on are parts of society’s complex visual communication system.

Thus, to outline this special issue’s theme, we seek articles that can discuss environmental aesthetics’ central theme through the main critical and aesthetic theories of relevance during the 20th century and the transition to the 21st century.  It is considered knowledge provided by the social sciences, critical theories, social and art history, natural sciences, and cognition (Carlson 2009–2014). Therefore, seeking reflections in the appreciation of natural environments, human environments, and in general, leading to what we know today as aesthetics of everyday life. Such is  especially the case in urban environments (Berleant 1986) and with recent research of this urban aesthetic appreciation (Blanc 2013). Finally, it is also essential to note the importance of the relationship of social fact versus the dialectic of reason. Such is to be done via critical and aesthetic theories regarding reason’s importance in elaborating on the problem of this topic. It thusly draws on human sciences’ knowledge to think in the context of  current-day arts, media, and society.

Your contribution will be well-evaluated within the principles of good conduct and the editorial ethics of research. Articles must be based on respect for basic human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The deadline for submitting the essay for the special issue is September 31, 2021. This issue is scheduled for publication in December 2021.

Author Guidelines

The extended essay should be submitted to editorial@artstyle.international.

Language: American or British English. Everything written should be proofread.  

Required structure of the extended essay: title; abstract (approx. 300 words); introduction; body of the essay; conclusion; author biography (at least 150 words), endnotes, bibliography (only authors cited in the text should be referred to in the bibliography). Please, use The Chicago Manual of Style system, in Microsoft Word format (.docx). The extended essay must be of a word count of minimum 3,000 and maximum 5,500 (excluding figures, endnotes and bibliography).  Page setup A4 (210 by 297 mm), default settings (based on the normal Microsoft Word template).

Title: Times New Roman 16 pt, flush left.

Sub-title: Times New Roman 14 pt, flush left.

Sub-section Heading: Times New Roman 14 pt, flush left.

Text body: Times New Roman 11 pt. Line spacing: 1.15, justified. Quotations: more extended quotations should be single-spaced and separated from the text.

Please use curly apostrophes or quotation marks in your document. They are more appreciated for better typography.  Please proofread your document and remove straight or non-English apostrophes or quotation marks.

The Chicago Manual of Style recommends that “periods and com­mas pre­cede clos­ing quo­ta­tion marks, whether dou­ble or single.”

Figures: images are required – color or monochrome in RGB color mode. Please, set the resolution of images destined for web pages to 72dpi, and save images in .jpg or .png format only. Resolution: between 1500 and 2500 pixels wide. Don’t enlarge a small image to avoid pixelated images. The related images to incorporate into your paper should have permission from the image owner or use pictures in the public domain. You can choose royalty-free photos with a Creative Commons or similar license. Otherwise, you can create some images of your own. The editorial team will evaluate the images, and choose the most appropriate.

Captions for figures

Works of art can be cited using this format:

Figure 1: Artist’s name, Title, Date, Medium, and support. City, Collection. License information.

But include the publication citation for where the artwork’s image was found unless you have viewed the artwork in person. Any image that is being reproduced publicly should consider adding copyright information, i.e., who owns the right to an image or if it is under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Samples:

Figure 2: Will Bradley, The Chap-Book, 1895. This image is available from the United States Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Washington, D.C., USA. Image in the public domain.

Figure 3: Jeff Koons, Sculpture Tulips, 1995-2004. Photo by Pawel Biernacki.
June 10, 2018. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Figure 4: Caspar David Friedrich, Monk by the Sea, 1808-1810.
© bpk Bildagentur / Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Photo: Jörg P. Anders / Art Resource, New York.

Author Biography: your full name, e-mail, recent position, and institution, and a short bio with no more than 150 words.

Before you submit your essay, please ensure your paper is ready for submission.

Extended essay submissions that do not meet these recommendations will be returned.

The author is responsible for the images used in the article, attending to the recommendations indicated in this guide, besides using the image under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Peer-Review Process

Essays submitted to Art Style Magazine are subject to strict peer review and published online as soon as the two external reviewers have approved them.

The author should prepare a complete text minus any running headers of author names. It is essential to allow a blind review.

The author’s name is required on the title page and biography. For the review process, it will be omitted.

There is no problem if the author wishes to cite his or her publications in the bibliography. The works cited in the bibliography may include those of the author because without identifying the author’s name in the text, the reviewers have no way of knowing who among the authors in the bibliography is the author of the article under review.

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“Authorship credit should be based only on: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions (1), (2), and (3) must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship” (ICMJE criteria 2000 and COPE 2020).

Contributions will be well-evaluated within the principles of good conduct and the editorial ethics of research. Articles must be based on respect for basic human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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