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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 116.82
Aesthetic knowledge consists of a complex interplay between the sensual and the intellectual, and eludes a straightforward logic of judgment. This volume investigates the associated aesthetic, epistemological, and artistic problems using a historical-systematic approach. It documents the relevance of transcendental philosophical, idealistic,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 53.07
Die Grundidee des Surrealismus ist eine philosophische Figur, die sich aus dem Erbe des Neuplatonismus als grundlegende Einsicht in das Überseiende, eben in das Surreale, fassen lässt. Der vorliegende Band widmet sich dem entgrenzenden Denken in Kunst und Philosophie und schließt das anthropologische Quartett Riskante Lebensnähe (2009;... more...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 106.19
Die Omnipräsenz von Avantgarde stellt die Frage, was von dem Projekt geblieben ist. Trotz angeblichen Scheiterns oder der Vereinnahmung durch Institutionen tragen Avantgarde und Avantgarde-Theorien zur Dezentrierung, Subversion und Transformation des literarisch-künstlerischen Feldes bei. Mit ihrem Projekt, Nicht-Kunst in Kunst zu überführen... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...