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Aesthetics

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  • Denken over kunst. Een inleiding in the kunstfilosofieby Antoon van den Braembussche

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 129.00

    One of the most systematic and comprehensive introductions to philosophy of art existing to-day (classical, modern and post-modern theories of art are discussed at length) One of the most readable introductions to philosophy of art: an ideal book to teach philosophy of art and to be read by the general public One of the very few introductions... 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...

  • Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Emancipationby Herbert Marcuse; Douglas Kellner; Clayton Pierce

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 115.00

    Edited by Douglas Kellner and Clayton Pierce, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Emancipation is the fifth volume of Herbert Marcuse's collected papers. Containing some of Marcuse?s most important work, this book presents for the first time his unique syntheses of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and critical social theory, directed toward human emancipation... 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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$ 27.95

    '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...

  • Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Artby Mary Wiseman; Liu Yuedi

    BRILL 2011; US$ 212.00

    How contemporary Chinese art is creating ?a philosophy of life, a philosophy of politics, and a natural philosophy,? as artist Qiu Zhijie says it must, is explored in this collection of essays by philosophers and art historians from America and China. more...

  • The Hidden Order Of Artby Anton Ehrenzweig

    Orion 2011; US$ 24.27

    A revealing study into the relationship between psychology and the arts. Anton Ehrenzweig's tour de force describes nothing less than the psychology of artistic creativity. Focusing on the visual arts and music, he shows that, in addition to conscious, intellectual critical powers, both the child and the creative artist rely on an unconscious,... more...