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Aesthetics

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  • Nature and Landscapeby Allen Carlson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    The roots of environmental aesthetics reach back to the ideas of eighteenth-century thinkers who found nature an ideal source of aesthetic experience. Today, having blossomed into a significant subfield of aesthetics, environmental aesthetics studies and encourages the appreciation of not just natural environments but also human-made and human-modified... more...

  • FantaIsies Erotiquesby Hans-Jürgen Döpp

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Au cours de ce voyage, nous rencontrerons une variété et une diversité de points de vue sur les mille métamorphoses de la sexualité. Elles nous montrent que rien n?est plus naturel que le désir sexuel, et qu?en même temps, rien n?est moins naturel que les formes sous lesquelles ce désir s?exprime et cherche son assouvissement. Cet ouvrage est une invitation... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The One and the Manyby Grant H. Kester

    Duke University Press 2011; US$ 89.95

    Examines questions of agency, artisanship, and identity in relation to collaborative art practice. 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...