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Aesthetics

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  • Avantgarde und Modernismusby Wolfgang Asholt

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The ubiquity of the avant-garde may lead us to wonder what remains of the original project. Despite its alleged failure or cooptation, the avant-garde and avant-garde theories helped to decenter, subvert, and transform the entire field of literature and aesthetics. With its projects of turning non-art into art and reconciling art and life,... more...

  • European Aestheticsby Robert L. Wicks

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 30.00

    In this seminal study, Robert Wicks provides a sweeping survey of European Aesthetics over the last two hundred years. Presenting the theories of sixteen important continental thinkers including Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, and Derrida, this the only comprehensive study of the evolution of continental thought in this key area of philosophy. Highlighting... more...

  • Constructing Knowledge Artby Al Selvin; Simon Buckingham Shum

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This book is about how people (we refer to them as practitioners) can help guide participants in creating representations of issues or ideas, such as collaborative diagrams, especially in the context of Participatory Design (PD). At its best, such representations can reach a very high level of expressiveness and usefulness, an ideal we refer to as... more...

  • Cartographies of the Absoluteby Alberto Toscano; Jeff Kinkle

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    An aesthetics of the economy for the twenty-first century. more...

  • Homemade Estheticsby Clement Greenberg

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    With sparkle, wisdom and energy Greenberg speaks to the present situation in art more pertinently and persuasively than any contemporary theorist. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. more...

  • Art and Knowledgeby James O. Young

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 46.95

    Almost all of us would agree that the experience of art is deeply rewarding. Why this is the case remains a puzzle; nor does it explain why many of us find works of art much more important than other sources of pleasure. Art and Knowledge argues that the experience of art is so rewarding because it can be an important source of knowledge about ourselves... more...

  • Art and Moralityby José Luis Bermúdez; Sebastian Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Art and Morality is a collection of groundbreaking new papers on the theme of aesthetics and ethics, and the link between the two subjects. A group of distinguished contributors tackle the important questions that arise when one thinks about the moral dimensions of art and the aesthetic dimension of moral life. The volume is a significant contribution... more...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Artby Richard Eldridge

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    A clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and significance of art. more...

  • The German Aesthetic Traditionby Kai Hammermeister

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2002, is a systematic overview of German aesthetics from 1750 to the present. more...

  • The Blackwell Guide to Aestheticsby Peter Kivy

    Wiley 2009; US$ 54.95

    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...