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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Listeningby Jean Luc Nancy; Charlotte Mandell

    Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 13.99

    In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what is seen? Can philosophy even address listening, écouter, as opposed to entendre, which means both hearing and understanding?Unlike the... 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...

  • Thinking Artby Antoon van den Braembussche

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 129.00

    This is one of the most systematic and comprehensive introductions to the philosophy of art (classical, modern and post-modern theories of art are discussed at length). It is ideal for teaching philosophy of art but can also be read by the general public. more...

  • Touching Surfacesby Anca Cristofovici

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 64.40

    Who isn’t seduced by the idea of an affinity between aging and aesthetics? Yet, when does aging truly begin? What attributes does the aesthetic embrace? Looking into startling photographic art of the past three decades, this book is prompted by such questions and turns them into a meditation on how aesthetics mediates our relation to time. The... more...

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

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 52.99

    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...

  • Schopenhauer, Philosophy and the Artsby Dale Jacquette

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 56.00

    This collection of essays examines Schopenhauer's thought and its enduring contribution to aesthetic theory. more...

  • Art Beyond Representationby Barbara Bolt

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Real Presencesby George Steiner

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65

    Real Presences argues that any understanding of the nature of language is based oná the assumption of God's presence, and discusses the influence of this oná literary criticism. more...

  • The Aesthetic Developmentby Meg Harris Williams

    Karnac Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    'Few people would be better qualified than Meg Harris Williams to write this innovative and eagerly anticipated post-Kleinian book. Deeply versed in the opus of Bion and Meltzer, Harris Williams enhances the concept of "catastrophic change". The analyst who "eschews memory and desire" observes the subtle interplay of transference and countertransference... more...