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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Karl Marx ? Perspektiven der Gesellschaftskritikby Daniel Loick; Rahel Jaeggi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    Philosophy, economics, and politics are the three most important coordinates that define the work of Karl Marx. The texts collected in this volume undertake a systematic reflection of these three realms and their inter-relationships in the context of contemporary social and political change. They offer an overview of the breadth of modern methods and... more...

  • Philosophischer Surrealismusby Wolfram Hogrebe

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    The fundamental idea of Surrealism is a philosophical trope that can be understood in terms of its Neoplatonic legacy as a basic insight into what lies beyond reality ? that is, specifically, the surreal. This volume addresses boundary-breaking thought in art and philosophy, concluding Hogrebe?s anthropological quartet Risky Proximity to Life (2010),... more...

  • Sublimity: The Non-Rational and the Rational in the History of Aestheticsby 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...