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  • 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$ 11.66

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

  • The Aesthetic Developmentby Meg Harris Williams

    Karnac Books 2010; US$ 26.95

    '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...

  • 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 to analyse... more...

  • The Kantian Aestheticby Paul Crowther

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 33.99 US$ 29.23

    The Kantian Aesthetic explains the kind of perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgments. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. Paul Crowther offers an original and lively approach to the cognitive structure of aesthetic judgment. more...

  • The Hidden Order Of Artby Anton Ehrenzweig

    Orion 2011; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Either/Orby Alastair Hannay; Soren Kierkegaard; Victor Eremita; Alastair Hannay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 18.32

    In Either/Or, using the voices of two characters - the aesthetic young man of part one, called simply 'A', and the ethical Judge Vilhelm of the second section - Kierkegaard reflects upon the search for a meaningful existence, contemplating subjects as diverse as Mozart, drama, boredom, and, in the famous Seducer's Diary, the cynical seduction and ultimate... more...

  • The Birth of Tragedyby Friedrich Nietzsche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.68

    A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined a distinction between its two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac,... more...

  • A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautifulby Edmund Burke; David Womersley

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 15.50

    Edmund Burke was one of the foremost philosophers of the eighteenth century and wrote widely on aesthetics, politics and society. In this landmark work, he propounds his theory that the sublime and the beautiful should be regarded as distinct and wholly separate states - the first, an experience inspired by fear and awe, the second an expression of... more...