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- Wiley 2008; US$ 142.95
In this richly argued and provocative book, David Davies elaborates and defends a broad conceptual framework for thinking about the arts that reveals important continuities and discontinuities between traditional and modern art, and between different artistic disciplines. Elaborates and defends a broad conceptual framework for thinking about the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 42.95
Traditional aesthetics is often associated with the appreciation of art, Allen Carlson shows how much of our aesthetic experience does not encompass art but nature, in our response to sunsets, mountains or horizons or more mundane surroundings, like gardens or the view from our window. He argues that knowledge of what it is we are appreciating is essential... more...
- Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95
Offering an account of the German philosophical tradition of thinking about art and the self, this text looks at recent historical research and contemporary arguments in philosophy and theory in the humanities following the path of German philosophy from Kant through Hegel to Nietzsche. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 155.00
Modernism can be characterised by the acute attention it gives to language, to its potential and its limitations. Philosophers, artists and literary critics working in the first third of the twentieth century emphasized language?s creative potential, but also stressed its inability to express meaning completely and accurately. In particular, modernists... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 34.00
In a series of philosophical discussions and artistic case studies, this volume develops a materialist and immanent approach to modern and contemporary art. The argument is made for a return to aesthetics - an aesthetics of affect - and for the theorization of art as an expanded and complex practice. Staging a series of encounters between specific... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95
Often labelled as ?indescribable?, the sublime is a term that has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists. Usually related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. Offering historical overviews and explanations, Philip... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95
Grace is a central concept of theology, while the term also has a wide range of meanings in many fields. For the first time in book format, the sociology of grace (or enchantment) is comprehensively explained in detail, with fascinating results. The author?s writings on this topic take the reader on an intriguing journey which traverses subjects... more...