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Aesthetics

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  • 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$ 25.68

    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, intuitive critical process to give shape to their view of the world. more...

  • Transfigured Stagesby Margaret Hamilton

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 48.00

    Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia captures the excitement of a key period in the emergence of postdramatic theatre in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s. It is the first book to discuss work by The Sydney Front (1986 – 1993) and Open City (1987 – ), and engages contemporary cultural and aesthetic theory... more...

  • The Hidden Order Of Artby Anton Ehrenzweig

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    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, intuitive critical process to give shape to their view of the world. more...

  • Art, Self and Knowledgeby Keith Lehrer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 23.99

    Art can provide us with a sensory experience that provokes us to reconfigure how we think about our world and ourselves. Theories of art have often sought to find some feature of art that isolates it from the rest of experience. Keith Lehrer argues, in opposition, that art is connected, not isolated, from how we think and feel, represent and react.... more...

  • Kant on Beauty and Biologyby Rachel Zuckert

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    A wide-ranging and original interpretation of Kant's Critique of Judgment. 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...

  • 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...

  • Antithetical Artsby Peter Kivy

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    Antithetical Arts constitutes a defence of musical formalism against those who would put literary interpretations on the absolute music canon. In Part I, the historical origins of both the literary interpretation of absolute music and musical formalism are laid out. In Part II, specific attempts to put literary interpretations on various works of the... more...