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- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 39.95
A blood stained shower curtain, a lighter that shows an airplane aboutto collide with the Twin Towers, plush slippers shaped like penises: the world of commodities today is marked by stylistic diversity, irony, and trash ? there are no limits on so-called bad taste. This book attempts to get to the bottom of the current fascination with the disgusting,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 56.00
This book is a first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E. H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99
The theme of Aesthetics in Present Future concerns the new chances the arts have and the deep changes they are undergoing, due to the new media, and the digital world in which we are growingly immersed. That this world is to be understood from an aesthetic point of view, become clear if we think of how much of what we produce, and observe and... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 125.00
Wittgenstein has written a great number of remarks relevant to aesthetical issues: he has questioned the relation between aesthetics and psychology as well as the status of our norms of judgment; he has drawn philosophers? attention to such topics as aspect-seeing and aspect-dawning, and has brought insights into the nature of our aesthetic reactions.... more...
- Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 12.00
?The plot is the source and the soul of tragedy? In his near-contemporary account of Greek tragedy, Aristotle examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. Taking examples from the plays of Aeschylus,... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95
The subject of the aesthetic has returned to cultural and literary debates with a vengeance. The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies is a timely and authoritative collection of essays that analyze the role of aesthetics in American and British cultural studies, and reflect on its recuperation in the field. Contains first-rate, original essays that... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96
In the 1930s and 40s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals?including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, and Arnold Schoenberg?who had fled Nazi Germany. During their years in exile, they would produce a substantial body of major works to address the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 18.99
In The Artful Universe (OUP, 1995) John D. Barrow explored the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and the basic nature of the Universe, challenging the commonly held view that our sense of beauty is entirely free and unfettered. It looked at some of the unexpected ways in which the structure of the Universe, its laws, its environments, and... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 137.00
This volume gathers prominent international scholars to celebrate the complex legacy of Reiner Wiehl, whose work has been instrumental in bringing together the European tradition of prima philosophia as represented by Plato, Spinoza, Kant and Hegel, with the adventurous speculative renewal of the twentieth century by Alfred North Whitehead. Grouped... more...