if anyone is interested in further study of phenomology as it applies to the arts I suggest Jose Ortega Y Gasset's book: The Dehumanization of Art. A wonderful collection of essays discussing art and the art world in general (revised editoin written in the late 1960's).

Phenomenology is a philosophy wherein reality consists of objects and events as humans perceive and understand them--reality is not independent form human conciousness. In my opinion this is the view held (in a primitive form) by Edward Weston of the arts. When taken to a logical (to my eyes) conclusion you end up with a very Whiteheadian view of the arts . . . blah, blah, blah. I like to ramble