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- Continuum International Publishing 2008; US$ 110.00
Aesthetics and Nature offers a clear and accessible introduction to the field of nature aesthetics. Glenn Parsons explores the current debates in the field, providing the reader with a thorough overview of the subject. The book situates nature aesthetics in relation to two principal influences: aesthetics’ traditional project of understanding... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 30.99
Aesthetics and Modernity brings together Agnes Heller's most recent essays on aesthetic genres such as painting, music, literature and comedy, aesthetic reception and embodiment in the context of the continuing pitfalls of modernity. The essays also throw light on Heller's theories of values, emotions and feelings, embodiment, and modernity. Those... more...
- Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 23.13
Hauptbeschreibung Nicht nur das »Schöne«, auch das »Erhabene« oder das »Unheimliche« sind Grundbegriffe der Ästhetik, ebenso wie Form und Funktion, Bild und Zeichen, Realität und Virtualität. In seiner Einführung erläutert Gerhard Schweppenhäuser anschaulich diese und andere Basisbegriffe und stellt die wichtigsten Debatten über Ästhetik von der... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 109.99
"Artistic Judgement" sketches a framework for an account of art suitable to philosophical aesthetics. It stresses differences between artworks and other things; and locates the understanding of artworks both in a narrative of the history of art and in the institutional practices of the art world. Hence its distinctiveness lies in its strong... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 225.00
Exploring the languages and cultures of visual studies and offering a theoretical introduction to the many languages of visual discourse, this substantial dictionary explains the foundations of current theoretical and academic discourse, and the different forms of visual culture in everyday life. It is essential reading for students in visual studies,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 34.99
The book is a selection of Malcolm Budd's papers on aesthetics, some of which have been revised or added to. A number of the essays are aimed at the abstract heart of aesthetics, attempting to solve a cluster of the most important issues in aesthetics which are not specific to particular art forms. These include the nature and proper scope of the... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 59.99
Gregory Currie presents a selection of his essays in an area to which he has been a leading contributor: philosophical aesthetics and its interface with cognitive science. He shows that philosophical questions about the arts go naturally with other kinds of questions about them. He offers illuminating discussions of such topics as meaning, interpretation,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 34.99
Artworld Metaphysics turns a critical eye upon aspects of the artworld, and articulates some of the problems, principles, and norms implicit in the actual practices of artistic creation, interpretation, evaluation, and commodification. Aesthetic theory is treated as descriptive and explanatory, rather than normative: a theory that relates to artworld... more...
- Harris Meltzer Trust 2008; US$ 25.95
This volume has grown over the years as a family project of Martha Harris, her two daughters Meg and Morag and her husband, Donald Meltzer. It therefore has its roots in English literature and its branches waving wildly about in Psycho-analysis. It is earnestly hoped that it will reveal more problems than it will solve. more...
- University Press of America 2011; US$ 28.99
In this study of the Lady Chatterley novels, Masami Nakabayashi pays particular attention to D.H. Lawrence's language for the feelings and for the life of the unselfconscious, sexual body. The novels constantly find ways of verbalising the characters' internalised experiences as they occur in states of unselfconsciousness. Lawrence's language for sensual... more...