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Aesthetics

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  • Four Arts of Photographyby Dominic McIver Lopes

    Wiley 2016; US$ 99.95

    Four Arts of Photography explores the history of photography through the lens of philosophy and proposes a new scholarly understanding of the art form for the 21 st century. Re-examines the history of art photography through four major photographic movements and with case studies of representative images Employs a top-down, theory to case... more...

  • Taste as Experienceby Nicola Perullo; Massimo Montanari

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical practices of consumption, and impresses upon us the importance of aesthetics. Eating is often dismissed as a necessary aspect of survival, and our personal enjoyment... more...

  • Current Controversies in Philosophy of Filmby Katherine Thomson-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume advances the contemporary debate on five central issues in the philosophy of film. These issues concern the relation between the art and technology of film, the nature of film realism, how narrative fiction films narrate, how we engage emotionally with films, and whether films can philosophize. Two new essays by leading figures in the... more...

  • Savoring Disgustby Carolyn Korsmeyer

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 32.99

    Disgust is a strong aversion, yet paradoxically it can constitute an appreciative aesthetic response to works of art. Artistic disgust can be funny, profound, sorrowful, or gross. This book examines numerous examples of disgust as it is aroused by art and offers a set of explanations for its aesthetic appeal. more...

  • Everyday Aestheticsby Katya Mandoki

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Katya Mandoki advances in this book the thesis that it is not only possible but crucial to open up the field of aesthetics (traditionally confined to the study of art and beauty) toward the richness and complexity of everyday life. She argues that in every process of communication, whether face to face or through the media, fashion, and political propaganda,... more...

  • Black is Beautifulby Paul C. Taylor

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95

    Black is Beautiful identifies and explores the most significant philosophical issues that emerge from the aesthetic dimensions of black life, providing a long-overdue synthesis and the first extended philosophical treatment of this crucial subject. The first extended philosophical treatment of an important subject that has been almost entirely... more...

  • Encountering Natureby Thomas Heyd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book argues that an attentive encounter with nature is of key importance for the development of an environmentally appropriate culture. The fundamental idea is that the environmental degradation that we are increasingly experiencing is best conceived as the consequence of a cultural mismatch: our cultures seem not to be appropriate to the natural... more...

  • Science and Aesthetic Judgementby Sholom J. Kahn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1953. This title provides an exposition and discussion on Hippolyte Taine (1828-1893), the leader of the Naturalist movement in French criticism. The book examines his theories and some of his practice, as a critic of literature and art. A more general consideration of the chief issues raised by his central problem is also given,... more...

  • Key Conceptsby Trevor Pateman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1991. The arts can only thrive in a culture where there is conversation about them. This is particularly true of the arts in an education context. Yet often the discussion is poor because we do not have the necessary concepts for the elaboration of our aesthetic responses, or sufficient familiarity with the contending schools of... more...

  • A Critical History of Modern Aestheticsby Earl of Listowel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1933. The purpose of this work was to bridge a gap in English philosophical literature by completing the elaborate history of Bosanquet and to stimulate and enrich the whole study of aesthetics by means of his personal destructive and constructive criticism. This title will be of interest to students of philosophy. more...