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Aesthetics

  • Fantasies Erotiquesby Hans-Jürgen Döpp

    Parkstone International 2015; 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...

  • Aestheticism in Artby William Hogarth

    Parkstone International 2015; 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...

  • Post-Historyby Vilém Flusser; Rodrigo Maltez Novaes

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In Post-History , Vilém Flusser asks the essential question: Is there any room left for freedom in a programmed world? Written as a series of lectures to be delivered at universities in Brazil, Israel, and France, this first English translation of Post-History brings to an anglophone readership Flusser?s first critique of apparatus as the... more...

  • The Indispensable Excess of the Aestheticby Katya Mandoki

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book offers a compelling account of the evolution of sensibility, weaving together Darwinian and biosemiotic theory. It works along non-anthropomorphic aesthetics of the appreciation and creation of beauty in nature as an end in itself which has practical benefit. more...

  • Chinese Environmental Aestheticsby Gerald Cipriani

    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...

  • Ästhetisches Wissenby Christoph Asmuth; Peter Remmers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    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...

  • Ästhetik des Zufallsby Christoph Pflaumbaum; Carolin Rocks; Christian Schmitt; Stefan Tetzlaff

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 56.30

    In der aktuellen ästhetischen Theoriebildung ist seit geraumer Zeit eine erstaunliche Konjunktur des Zufälligen zu verzeichnen. Auch die Künste scheinen einen kreativen Pakt mit dem Unvorhersehbaren geschlossen zu haben, während andererseits neue ?Gegenmittel? in Stellung gebracht werden, um den unvorhersehbaren Einzelfall ? etwa in rechtlichen oder... more...

  • Cartographies of the Absoluteby Alberto Toscano; Jeff Kinkle

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    An aesthetics of the economy for the twenty-first century. more...

  • Walter Benjamin und Georg Simmelby Marian Micko

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 68.14

    Die Werke der beiden Philosophen, Soziologen und Ästhetiker Walter Benjamin (1892?1940) und Georg Simmel (1858?1918) sind von der Frage nach der Kultur, genauer nach der Kultur der Moderne durchzogen. Entgegen anderen ?Klassikern? der Kulturwissenschaft konzipierten sie ihre Theorie und Kritik nicht von ?großen Zusammenhängen? her, sondern erfassten... more...

  • Klang - Ton - Musikby Wolf Gerhard Schmidt; Jean-Francois Candoni; Stéphane Pesnel

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2014; US$ 91.61

    Klänge, Töne und Musikwerke haben - nicht zuletzt seit Beginn der Moderne - (national-)kulturell identitätsstiftend gewirkt und tun dies in verschiedenen Kontexten noch heute. Welche medienspezifischen und soziokulturellen Voraussetzungen müssen erfüllt sein, damit Schallwellen eine kollektivbildende Wirkung entfalten können? Welche Parameter (Klang,... more...