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Aesthetics

  • Images of Historyby Richard Eldridge

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Human subjects are both formed by historical inheritances and capable of active criticism. Insisting on this fact, Kant and Benjamin each develop powerful, systematic, but sharply opposed accounts of human powers and interests in freedom. A persistent constitutive tension between Kantian and Benjaminan ideals is woven through human life. By examining... more...

  • Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aestheticsby Steve Odin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book examines Alfred North Whitehead?s process aesthetics focusing especially on two categories, including the penumbral beauty of darkness and the tragic beauty of perishability, while further establishing parallels with the Japanese sense of evanescent beauty as yûgen and aware. It clarifies how both Whitehead and Japanese tradition... more...

  • Towards a Conceptual Militancyby Mike Watson

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Politicises art with a sense of immediacy. more...

  • Kooperative Landschaftsbewertung in der räumlichen Planungby Boris Stemmer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 54.99

    Boris Stemmer analysiert theoriegeleitet dieLandschaftswahrnehmung der Öffentlichkeit. Auf der Grundlage sozialkonstruktivistischerLandschafts- und Wahrnehmungstheorien wird eine Methode entwickelt, mit der dieAussagen von Mitgliedern der Öffentlichkeit zur (Alltags-) Landschaft soanalysiert werden können, dass diese für die räumliche Planung und insbesonderedie... more...

  • What Art Isby Michelle Kamhi; Louis Torres

    Open Court 2016; US$ 21.95

    What is art? The arts establishment has a simple answer: anything is art if a reputed artist or expert says it is. Though many people are skeptical about the alleged new art forms that have proliferated since the early twentieth century, today's critics claim that all such work, however incomprehensible, is art. A groundbreaking alternative to this... more...

  • The Political Space of Artby Benoît Dillet; Tara Puri

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 33.99

    This book discusses the work of four different kinds of artists from four different countries (Belgium, China, the UK and India) to examine how they create a space for politics in their work. more...

  • Against Value in the Arts and Educationby Sam Ladkin; Robert McKay; Emile Bojesen

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 43.99

    A multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary volume exploring the damage to the arts, arts? funding and education through the rhetoric, manipulation and auditing of value. The collection includes contributions from anthropology, the history of art, literature, education, musicology, political science, and philosophy. more...

  • The Philosophical Contexts of Sartre?s The Wall and Other Storiesby Kevin W. Sweeney

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    The Philosophical Contexts of The Wall and Other Stories presents a philosophical analysis of all five stories in Sartre?s short-story collection, concentrating on characters? acts of bad faith. Kevin W. Sweeney argues that each of the five stories has its own philosophical problem that serves as the context for the narrative, and that Sartre constructs... more...

  • Deleuze's Wayby Ronald Bogue

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Addressing the essential question of the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Deleuze's philosophy this book provides clear indications of the practical implications of Deleuze's approach to the arts through detailed analyses of the ethical dimension of artistic activity in literature, music, and film. Bogue examines Deleuze's "transverse... more...