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Aesthetics

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  • The Invisible Dragonby Dave Hickey

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 15.00

    The Invisible Dragon made a lot of noise for a little book When it was originally published in 1993 it was championed by artists for its forceful call for a reconsideration of beauty—and savaged by more theoretically oriented critics who dismissed the very concept of beauty as naive, igniting a debate that has shown no sign of flagging. ... more...

  • Atmospheresby Tonino Griffero

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience atmospheres, it assesses their impact on contemporary aesthetics. It puts forward a philosophical approach which systematises a constellation of affects and climates, finds patterns... more...

  • On the Newby Boris Groys

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 22.95

    On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is at the center of Boris Groys's... more...

  • The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)by Anthony O'Hear

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche?s words: ?To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life?. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic endeavour can produce nothing more valuable than entertainment.... more...

  • The Kantian Aestheticby Paul Crowther

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    The Kantian Aesthetic explains the kind of perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgments. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. This upgraded theory emphasizes those conceptual and imaginative structures which Kant terms, respectively, 'categories' and 'schemata'.... more...

  • Rhapsody For The Theatreby Alain Badiou; Bruno Bosteels

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    For Alain Badiou, theatre?unlike cinema?is the place for the staging of a truly emancipatory collective subject. In this sense theatre is, of all the arts, the one strictly homologous to politics: both theatre and politics depend on a limited set of texts or statements, collectively enacted by a group of actors or militants, which put a limit on the... more...

  • Nature's Sublimeby Robert S. Corrington

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    Nature?s Sublime provides a radical new vision of infinite nature and its deepest aesthetic dimensions as they are encountered by finite human sign users. Rather than looking to religion for healing and salvation, Nature?s Sublime argues that the arts provide a deeper relationship to the vast depths of nature. more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Aestheticsby Berys Gaut; Dominic Lopes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. more...

  • Deleuze and the Bodyby Laura Guillaume; Joe Hughes

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    A collection of essays on the approaches and applications of Deleuze's philosophy to the body. Using a variety of contemporary cultural, scientific and philosophical lines of enquiry, the contributors produce a truly multidisciplinary view of the Deleuzian body, inviting us to look afresh at art, movement and literature.The Deleuzian body is not... more...

  • Ästhetisches Wissenby Christoph Asmuth; Peter Remmers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    ?Ästhetisches Wissen?? bezeichnet ein komplexes Wechselspiel von Sinnlichem und Begrifflichem, das sich einer geradlinigen Urteilslogik entzieht. Der Band untersucht damit verbundene ästhetische, epistemologische und künstlerische Probleme in historisch-systematischer Einstellung. Er belegt die Aktualität transzendentalphilosophischer, idealistischer... more...