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Aesthetics

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  • Kitschby Wolfgang Braungart

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 133.00

    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 sacrilegious,... more...

  • Einbildungskraft und Aufklärungby Gabriele Dürbeck

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 133.00

    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 faculty' subordinate... more...

  • Ästhetik im Umbruchby Mirjam Storim

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 133.00

    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 the universal... more...

  • Art and Enlightenmentby Jonathan Friday

    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...

  • Japanese Aesthetics and Animeby Dani Cavallaro

    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...

  • Unordentliche Collectaneaby Friedrich Vollhardt; Jörg Robert

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    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, in its totality,... more...

  • Transnationale Serienkulturby Susanne Eichner; Lothar Mikos; Rainer Winter

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.95

    Fernsehserien wie Alias, CSI, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Six Feet Under, Heroes, Lost, Private Practice, The Shield, The Sopranos, Dexter, True Blood, 24, Ugly Betty oder The Wire erfreuen sich weltweiter Beliebtheit. Gerade die letzte Dekade brachte eine Vielzahl an Formaten hervor, die unter dem Label „Quality TV“ sowohl ein breites Publikum... more...

  • Enlightenment 2.0by Joseph Heath

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 23.99

    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 to be gaining the upper hand. Rational thought cannot prevail in the current social and media environment, where elections are won by appealing to voters?... more...

  • Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginnerby Mark Willenbrink; Mary Willenbrink

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Aestheticism in Artby William Hogarth

    Parkstone International 2012; 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...