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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Place and Experienceby Jeff Malpas

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    This book offers a wide-ranging philosophical account of the human relation to place. more...

  • How to Study Art Worldsby Hans van Maanen

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This necessary and thought-provoking study brings together the organisational side of the world of the arts and the understanding of the many functions art fulfi lls in our culture. more...

  • Critique of Judgementby Immanuel Kant

    Free Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    A refreshing approach to the study of major Western philosophers. Introductory essays by noted scholars enliven each volume with insights into the human side of the great thinkers, and provide authoritative discussions of the historical background, evolution, and importance of their ideas. Highly recommended as stimulating classroom texts. more...