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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • The Aesthetic Ground of Critical Theoryby Nathan Ross

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 38.99

    This edited collection of original essays explores the irreducible role of aesthetic forms of experience and activity in the philosophies of Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno. more...

  • Aesthetics & Alienationby Gary Tedman

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 17.99

    A complete and original theory of aesthetics based on Marx and Althusser in the modernist Marxist anti-humanist tradition (Brecht, Althusser, Benjamin, Adorno). The main concepts that arise from this work are: the aesthetic level of practice, aesthetic state apparatuses, aesthetic interpellation, and pseudo dialectics, all of which are used to... more...

  • Aesthetics A†“Zby Eran Guter

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2010; Not Available

    A concise yet thorough introduction to aesthetics in the form of an alphabetic guide.Written in a clear and engaging style, Aesthetics A-Z provides authoritative coverage of the main concepts, arguments, problems and key figures in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Informative entries - extensively cross-referenced and supplemented with carefully... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Desire and Surpriseby Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    The scope of this book is the characterization of the template for the properly aesthetic experience , composed of the prerequisite (desire) and the three subsequent phases: excess, pause (rupture, break), and recuperation (surprise). more...

  • The Age of Figurative Theo-humanismby Franco Cirulli

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    This is a comprehensive, integrated account of eighteenth and early nineteenth century German figurative aesthetics. The author focuses on the theologically-minded discourse on the visual arts that unfolded in Germany, circa 1754-1828, to critique the assumption that German romanticism and idealism pursued a formalist worship of beauty and of unbridled... more...

  • Antithetical Artsby Peter Kivy

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Art, Self and Knowledgeby Keith Lehrer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • 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...