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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Sublimityby James Kirwan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Updating existing treatments of the sublime in the eighteenth century, this book addresses the nature of the sublime experience itself and the functions that experience has played, and continues to play, within aesthetic discourse. more...

  • The Immortal Comedyby Agnes Heller

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 34.99

    This book is the first attempt to think philosophically about the comic phenomenon in literature, art, and life. Working across a substantial collection of comic works author Agnes Heller makes seminal observations on the comic in the work of both classical and contemporary figures. Whether she's discussing Shakespeare, Kafka, Rabelais, or the paintings... more...

  • The Art of Powerby Diego A. von Vacano

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 34.99

    The Art of Power offers up a challenge to traditional political theory. Diego A. von Vacano provides original interpretations of Machiavelli's oeuvre and of Nietzsche's relationship to politics. more...

  • Aesthetics and Modernityby John Rundell

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    Aesthetics and Modernity brings together Agnes Heller's most recent essays on aesthetic genres such as painting, music, literature and comedy, aesthetic reception and embodiment in the context of the continuing pitfalls of modernity. The essays also throw light on Heller's theories of values, emotions and feelings, embodiment, and modernity. Those... more...

  • Sensibility and Senseby Arnold Berleant

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 20.99

    Aesthetic sensibility rests on perceptual experience and characterizes not only our experience of the arts but our experience of the world. Sensibility and Sense offers a philosophically comprehensive account of humans' social and cultural embeddedness encountered, recognized, and fulfilled as an aesthetic mode of experience. Extending the range... 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...

  • Art in Progressby Maarten Doorman

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 40.50

    A philosophical essay in support of the argument that progress in art is both possible and necessary. more...