The concept of hermeneutics has firstly evolved by Frederick Schleiermacher who generalized the use of hermeneutics as a basis for the linguistic understanding through the relation between the whole and the part. Hermeneutics has been introduced as a methodology to understand all the human sciences through the emotional involvement. Later the focus was shifted from interpretation to existential understanding as rooted in fundamental ontology or in other words interpretation of facticity which brought under concepts. It was pointed out that hermeneutics is an independent thought which is not based on a specific methodology but rather on philosophy of interpretation, understanding, dialogue and dialectic to unfold ambiguity and assimilate the artwork through recipients' understanding and their feelings. These feelings did not include objectivity or neutrality in general, but rather it requires fusion of horizons between artwork and recipient. Objectives: The application of hermeneutics and hermeneutic circle to understand and analyze canvas paintings designs as a kind of hanging textiles and to overcome the alienation of the aesthetic awareness through the interpretation of hanging textile designs depending on hermeneutics concept. Methodology: This study depends on The historical methodology through including the most important emergence stages of the hermeneutics philosophy in art. The descriptive and analytical methodology by the interpretation and understanding hanging textile designs. Result: Create a new vision in the interpretation and analysis of hanging textiles designs through revealing the aesthetics inherent in their details depending on hermeneutics and hermeneutic circle concept.
Mandour, Basant Awad; Bakr, Dalia Kamal; and Hagag, Hussein Mohamed
"Hermeneutics as an Approach for the Interpretation of Hanging Textiles Design.,"
International Design Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 21.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol9/iss1/21