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- Cuento de Luz SL 2013; US$ 9.99
Characterizing the imagination as something living and palpable, this fun and whimsical picture book will inspire young readers to let their own imaginations fly. The freedom and individuality that comes through imagination permeates this story as a child discovers she can be whoever she wants to be, change what she wants to change, and create what... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 100.99
Drawing on the philosophies of art developed by the continental authors and studies of Anglo-American philosophers, this book presents a panorama of the philosophy of art. It discusses definitions offered from the analytical school including Arthur Dantos representationalism, Diperts theories of artefactualism, Dickies institutional... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 33.95
This book presents an up-to-date introduction to the subject that captures the excitement and passion of art itself. It opens by exploring why art is important to us and goes on to grip the reader with a discussion of all of the areas central to aesthetics: aesthetic experience, representation, expression, definition of art, evaluation, interpretation,... more...
- Routledge 2001; US$ 40.95
This is an interesting, as well as controversial, exploration of what art is and why it is valuable. Young reflects on the essence of art and argues that it provides insight into human nature. This text will be of interest to all philosophers. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00
This is the only available systematic overview of German aesthetics from 1750 to the present. It begins with the work of Baumgarten and covers all the major writers on German aesthetics that follow. It offers a clear, non-technical exposition of ideas, placing these in a wider philosophical context where necessary. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 27.00
In this book Richard Eldridge presents a clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and significance of art, drawing on materials from classical and contemporary philosophy as well as from literary theory and art criticism. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 51.95
The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics is the most authoritative survey of the central issues in contemporary aesthetics available. The volume features eighteen newly commissioned papers on the evaluation of art, the interpretation of art, and many other forms of art such as literature, movies, and music. Provides a guide to the central traditional... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 39.00
What is the relationship between contemporary intellectual culture and the European Enlightenment? In Consequences of Enlightenment, Anthony Cascardi argues that postmodern culture does not reject Enlightenment beliefs and explores the link between aesthetics and politics in thinkers as diverse as Habermas, Derrida, Arendt, Nietzsche, Hegel and Wittgenstein. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 34.95
This companion addresses fundamental questions about the nature and value of art in a vibrant growing field within philosophy. This volume should prove invaluable both to curious newcomers and to professionals. more...