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  • Race and Reconciliationby Daniel Herwitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 67.50

    Seeking the timeless through the timely, Daniel Herwitz brings the vast resources of the philosophical essay to bear on the new realities of post-apartheid South Africa?from racial identity to truth commissions, from architecture to film and television. A public intellectual?s reflections on public life, Herwitz?s essays question how the new South... more...

  • The Star as Iconby Daniel Herwitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    Princess Diana, Jackie O, Grace Kelly& mdash;the star icon is the most talked about yet least understood persona. The object of adoration, fantasy, and cult obsession, the star icon is a celebrity, yet she is also something more: a dazzling figure at the center of a media pantomime that is at once voyeuristic and zealously guarded. With skill and... more...

  • Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolonyby Daniel Herwitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    The act of remaking one?s history into a heritage, a conscientiously crafted narrative placed over the past, is a thriving industry in almost every postcolonial culture. This is surprising, given the tainted role of heritage in so much of colonialism?s history. Yet the postcolonial state, like its European predecessor of the eighteenth and nineteenth... more...

  • The Don Giovanni Momentby Lydia Goehr; Daniel Herwitz

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 27.99

    Mozart's Don Giovanni is an operatic masterpiece full of iconic and mythical tensions that still resonate today. The work redefines the terms of power, seduction, and morality, and the resulting conflict between the aesthetic and the ethical is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment and romanticism. The Don Giovanni Moment is the first book... more...

  • Action, Art, Historyby Daniel Herwitz; Michael Kelly

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    Renowned philosophers and art historians revisit Danto's theories of art, action, and history, and the depth of his innovation as a philosopher of culture. more...

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