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Aesthetics

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  • Why We Make Things and Why it Mattersby Peter Korn

    Random House 2015; US$ 20.47

    Why do we make things? Why do we choose the emotionally and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill? Why does it matter that we make things well? What is the nature of work? And what is the nature of a good life? Part memoir, part polemic, part philosophical reflection, this is a book... more...

  • Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpointby Sophia Vasalou

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    This book offers a new way of approaching Schopenhauer by investigating the links between his philosophical practice and his aesthetics. more...

  • The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenmentby Stefanie Buchenau

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 84.00

    Stefanie Buchenau explores the philosophical and conceptual origins of aesthetics and the philosophy of art. more...

  • Art Beyond Representationby Barbara Bolt

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    Refuting the assumption that art is a representational practice, Bolt?s striking argument engages with the work of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative relationship between art and artist. Drawing on themes as diverse as the work of CÚzanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic... more...

  • Placing Aestheticsby Robert E. Wood

    Ohio University Press 2000; US$ 25.99

    Examining select high points in the speculative tradition from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages and German tradition to Dewey and Heidegger, Placing Aesthetics seeks to locate the aesthetic concern within the larger framework of each thinker's philosophy. In Professor Robert Wood's study, aesthetics is not peripheral but rather central... more...

  • Stiegler and Technicsby Christina Howells; Gerald Moore

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Bernard Stiegler brings together key concepts from Plato, Freud, Derrida and Simondon to argue that the human is "invented" through technics rather than a product of purely biological evolution. This collection of essays covers all aspects of Stiegler's work, from poststructuralism, anthropology and psychoanalysis to his work on the politics... more...

  • The Art Kettleby Sinead Murphy

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    The theme of 'disinterest' is a dominant one in philosophical accounts of aesthetic experience, and, unlike many philosophical themes, it has had and continues to have a huge effect, on presuppositions about the nature of judgment, of feeling, of art, of resistance, of all of those experiences and activities that appear to operate at least partly... more...

  • Aesthetics & Alienationby Gary Tedman

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    A complete and original theory of aesthetics based on Marx and Althusser in the modernist Marxist anti-humanist tradition (Brecht, Althusser, Benjamin, Adorno). The main concepts that arise from this work are: the aesthetic level of practice, aesthetic state apparatuses, aesthetic interpellation, and pseudo dialectics, all of which are used to... more...

  • Artists, Patrons, and the Publicby Barry Lord; Gail Dexter Lord

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 48.99

    Barry Lord and Gail Dexter Lord focus their two lifetimes of international experience working in the cultural sector on the challenging questions of why and how culture changes. The answer is a dynamic and fascinating discourse that sets aesthetic culture in its material, physical, social, and political context, illuminating the primary role of the... more...

  • The Concept of the Beautifulby Agnes Heller; Marcia Morgan

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    This book details the history of the concept of the beautiful, starting with a distinction between the 'warm' metaphysics of beauty and the 'cold' one modeled on Plato's Janus-faced relationship to beauty, and ending with a fragmented yet hopeful vision propagated by the likes of Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Adorno. The most important intellectual figures... more...