This article deals with what today can be called the theory of the atmosphere. The focus is on the concept of atmosphere, which Gernot Böhme (1993; 1995; 2006; 2017) developed as the fundamental concept and central object of his “new aesthetics”, following on from his “ecological aesthetics” (1989). In it he defines atmospheres as a typical intermediate phenomenon. In the following descriptions of the concept of atmosphere, reference is made from the outset to its potential application – in two main fields, namely aesthetics and art appreciation on the one hand and aesthetics of nature or environmental aesthetics on the other.
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