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- De Gruyter 2002; US$ 133.00
What happened around 1900 to universal semantic systems like aesthetics and ethics when German society underwent a radical change from a stratificational to a functional form of social differentiation? Drawing on the aesthetic persuasions of various philosophies operative at the time, the study discusses the thought configurations on which the universal... more...
- De Gruyter 1998; US$ 133.00
Looking by turns at the history of concepts, knowledge and scholarly practice in the 18th century, the study traces the changes undergone in the course of the first half of that period by ideas on imagination as an intermediary faculty between the bodily and the spiritual. Whereas the early Enlightenment regarded imagination as a 'lower faculty' subordinate... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.99
During the intellectual and cultural flowering of Scotland in the 18th century few subjects attracted as much interest among men of letters as aesthetics - the study of art from the subjective perspective of human experience. All of the great philosophers of the age - Hutcheson, Hume, Smith and Reid - addressed themselves to aesthetic questions. Their... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 34.99
Written by Mario Perniola, one of Italy's leading contemporary thinkers, and available in English for the first time, this is a new account of Continental aesthetic thought in the 20th Century. Surveying 100 years of writing on art, 20th Century Aesthetics explores five major themes that, in Perniola's view, have been central to European aesthteic... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00
This study addresses the relationship between Japanese aesthetics, a field steeped in philosophy and traditional knowledge, and anime, a prominent part of contemporary popular culture. There are three premises: (1) the abstract concepts promoted by Japanese aesthetics find concrete expression at the most disparate levels of everyday life; (2) the abstract... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99
This study examines how key figures in the German aesthetic tradition Kant, Schelling, Friedrich Schlegel, Hegel, and Adorno attempted to think through the powers and limits of art in post-Enlightenment modernity. Ayon Maharaj argues that the aesthetic speculations of these thinkers provide the conceptual resources for a timely dialectical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
Offering a unique 'debate' format, the third edition of the bestselling Arguing About Art is ideal for newcomers to aesthetics or philosophy of art. This lively collection presents an extensive range of short, clear introductions to each of the discussions which include: sentimentality appreciation interpretation understanding objectivity... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.95
Fernsehserien wie Alias, CSI, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Six Feet Under, Heroes, Lost, Private Practice, The Shield, The Sopranos, Dexter, True Blood, 24, Ugly Betty oder The Wire erfreuen sich weltweiter Beliebtheit. Gerade die letzte Dekade brachte eine Vielzahl an Formaten hervor, die unter dem Label Quality TV sowohl ein breites Publikum... more...
- Routledge 1996; US$ 71.95
Environmental Aesthetics is a comprehensive introduction. It includes a history of aesthetics, discussing the psychology of human-environment relations, and artistic influences on the city and analysing the roles of policy and planning. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 151.00
Aesthetic Order challenges contemporary theories of aesthetics, offering the idea of beauty as quantitative yet different from the traditional discursive order. It will be of importance to all interested in aesthetic theory. more...