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Aesthetics

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  • The Pursuit of Comparative Aestheticsby Mazhar Hussain; Robert Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Comparative aesthetics is the branch of philosophy which compares the aesthetic concepts and practices of different cultures. The way in which cultures conceive of the aesthetic dimension of life in general and art in particular is revelatory of profound attitudes and beliefs which themselves make up an important part of the culture in question. This... more...

  • The Natural Order and Other Textsby Asger Jorn; Peter Shield

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In The Natural Order and Other Texts, Peter Shield presents the first English translations of the artist Asger Jorn's three philosophical texts - The Natural Order, Value and Economy and Luck and Chance. Offering a unique insight into an artist's attempt to make sense of a contemporary world which would accommodate his practice, these texts present... more...

  • Re-thinking Aestheticsby Arnold Berleant

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The essays, collected by Berleant in this volume all express the impulse to reject the received wisdom of modern aesthetics: that art demands a mode of experience sharply different from others and unique to the aesthetic situation, and that the identity of the aesthetic lies in keeping it distinct from other kinds of human experience, such as the moral,... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Dressby Ian King

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.11

    This book explores the relationships between how the body appears and feels in everyday life through aesthetics.  The recent shift away from Kantian aesthetics towards a more enacted route places at its core the realization that the world is experienced as possibilities for action, and critical to this understanding is how the body?s movement... more...

  • Aestheticsby Theodor W. Adorno; Eberhard Ortland; Wieland Hoban

    Wiley 2017; US$ 31.50 US$ 27.30

    This volume of lectures on aesthetics, given by Adorno in the winter semester of 1958/59, formed the foundation for his later text  Aesthetic Theory , widely regarded as one of Adorno’s greatest works.  The lectures cover a wide range of topics, from an intense analysis of the work of Georg Lukács to a sustained reflection... more...

  • Handbook of Inaestheticsby Alain Badiou; Alberto Toscano

    Stanford University Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    This volume presents a new proposal for the link between philosophy and art. Badiou identifies and rejects the three schemes of didacticism, romanticism, and classicism that he sees as having governed traditional "aesthetics," and seeks a fourth mode of accounting for the educative value of works of art. more...

  • Pathos, Affekt, Gefühlby Klaus Herding; Bernhard Stumpfhaus

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 112.00

    The papers in this volume address a subject that is relevant, based not only on present-day psychological and neurological insights but also on a multitude of new interpretations in cultural studies and the humanities. They present a hitherto unique overview of the current discussion of emotion in the arts which transcends both disciplinary... more...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 48.11

    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...