This book is an amalgam of philosophy and art, and as such, a statement about the author’s scholarly, aesthetic, and intellectual endeavors in general. It is also an illustrated argument in favor of critical and interdisciplinary approaches opposed to conventional and so-called “strictly academic” practices. Seta B. Dadoyan strongly posits the basic commonality and unity of the humanities, the arts and the social sciences, including Armenian Studies in particular.
The book consists of 175 large pages. After a “Prologue on Scholarship and the Arts,” the first part, entitled “My Aesthetic,” provides in five chapters the theoretical and critical context with brief discussions of aesthetic theories through art history and the contemporary situation of the arts and mass culture. The second part (“The Quest and the Path”) is structured on a schematic autobiographical grid in four chapters that include 89 illustrations.