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Aesthetics

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  • Sublimityby James Kirwan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Sublimity addresses the nature of the sublime experience itself, and the function that experience has played, and continues to play, within aesthetic discourse. The book both updates and revises existing treatments of the sublime in the eighteenth century, examines its neglected role in the nineteenth century aesthetics, and analyzes the significance... more...

  • Beauty and the Beastby Stewart A. McDowall

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    What do we mean when we call an object or experience "beautiful"? What are the mental, cognitive, psychological and spiritual processes that transpire when we encounter something with significant aesthetic value? These questions are at the heart of the insightful Beauty and the Beast: An Essay in Evolutionary Aesthetic, a long-form exploration... more...

  • Beyond Aesthetics and Politicsby Krzysztof Piotr Skowronski

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 48.60

    The book presents five philosophical and axiological studies devoted to the relationship between aesthetics and politics. It shows this relationship throughout the works of some avant-gardists, pragmatists, and postmodernists. It is also a voice in the discussion about the meaning of the fine arts and aesthetics in the context of the political aims... more...

  • Avantgarde und Modernismusby Wolfgang Asholt

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Avantgarde und Avantgarde-Forschung befinden sich aufgrund der mit dem Begriff verbundenen Verzeitlichung und Verräumlichung in einer permanenten Erklärungs- und Rechtfertigungssituation. Von Beginn an für tot erklärt, „spukt“ das „Gespenst der Avantgarde“ durch Kunst und Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Es hat grundsätzliche Fragen gestellt,... more...

  • The Madness of Visionby Christine Buci-Glucksmann; Dorothy Z. Baker

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Christine Buci-Glucksmann’s The Madness of Vision is one of the most influential studies in phenomenological aesthetics of the baroque. Integrating the work of Merleau-Ponty with Lacanian psychoanalysis, Renaissance studies in optics, and twentieth-century mathematics, the author asserts the materiality of the body and world in her aesthetic theory.... more...

  • Saving Beautyby Kathryn B. Alexander

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Kathryn B. Alexander argues that natural beauty is a source of religious insight into the need and way of salvation, and this project develops a theological aesthetics of nature and beauty with an aim toward cultivating a theological and ethical framework for redeemed life as participation in ecological community. With interdisciplinary verve, engaging... more...

  • Chinese Environmental Aestheticsby Gerald Cipriani

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    China is currently afflicted by enormous environmental problems. This book, drawing on ancient and modern Chinese environmental thinking, considers what it is that makes an environment a desirable place for living. The book emphasises ideas of beauty, and discusses how these ideas can be applied in natural, agricultural and urban environments in order... more...

  • Aesthetic Orderby Ruth Lorand

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Six Names of Beautyby Crispin Sartwell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Imagination, Philosophy and the Artsby Matthew Kieran; Dominic Lopes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts is the first comprehensive collection of papers by philosophers examining the nature of imagination and its role in understanding and making art. Imagination is a central concept in aesthetics with close ties to issues in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language, yet it has not received the kind... more...