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Aesthetics

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  • Walter Benjamin?s Concept of the Imageby Alison Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin?s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin?s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant?s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference, Ross argues that Benjamin?s thinking on the image undergoes... more...

  • Death-Devoted Heartby Roger Scruton

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 17.99

    A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's arms. While critics have lauded Wagner's Tristan and Isolde for the originality and subtlety of the music, they have denounced the drama as a "mere... more...

  • Why We Make Things and Why it Mattersby Peter Korn

    Random House 2015; US$ 20.42

    Why do we make things? Why do we choose the emotionally and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill? Why does it matter that we make things well? What is the nature of work? And what is the nature of a good life? Part memoir, part polemic, part philosophical reflection, this is a book... more...

  • Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpointby Sophia Vasalou

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    This book offers a new way of approaching Schopenhauer by investigating the links between his philosophical practice and his aesthetics. more...

  • The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenmentby Stefanie Buchenau

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 84.00

    Stefanie Buchenau explores the philosophical and conceptual origins of aesthetics and the philosophy of art. 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...

  • Placing Aestheticsby Robert E. Wood

    Ohio University Press 2000; US$ 25.99

    Examining select high points in the speculative tradition from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages and German tradition to Dewey and Heidegger, Placing Aesthetics seeks to locate the aesthetic concern within the larger framework of each thinker's philosophy. In Professor Robert Wood's study, aesthetics is not peripheral but rather central... 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...

  • Aesthetics & Alienationby Gary Tedman

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...