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- De Gruyter 2002; US$ 154.00
Modern aesthetics is the product of a process of segregation. Works of art are something necessarily distinct from that which merely »finds the dubious acclaim of the crowd« (Schiller). All the way up to Adorno and beyond, this postulate asserted itself successfully. Any blurring of the boundaries between art and kitsch was pilloried as... more...
- De Gruyter 1998; US$ 154.00
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... more...
- De Gruyter 2002; US$ 154.00
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... 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
Lessing?s Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry (1766) represents a turning point in 18th c. aesthetics. This volume offers detailed presentations about the productive openness of this ?irregular collectanea.? Lessing does not intend to propose a systematic aesthetics, but rather to present a ?fermenta cognitionis? that,... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 69.99
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...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 15.99
The co-author of the internationally bestselling The Rebel Sell brings us "slow politics": promoting slow thought, slow deliberation and slow debate. Over the last twenty years, the political systems of the western world have become increasingly divided--not between right and left but between crazy and non-crazy. What?s more, the crazies seem... more...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.85
Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark... more...
- Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95
William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se, to the use of the serpentine lines in pictorial compositions. He calls it the line of beauty . His essay is thus dedicated to the study of the... more...