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Aesthetics

  • Film, Art, and the Third Cultureby Murray Smith

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 44.99

    Murray Smith presents an original approach to understanding film. He brings the arts, humanities, and sciences together to illuminate artistic creation and aesthetic experience. His 'third culture' approach roots itself in an appreciation of scientific innovation and how this has shaped the moving media. more...

  • Border Aestheticsby Johan Schimanski; Stephen F. Wolfe

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    Few concepts are as central to understanding the modern world as borders, and the now-thriving field of border studies has already produced a substantial literature analyzing their legal, ideological, geographical, and historical aspects. Such studies have hardly exhausted the subject's conceptual fertility, however, as this pioneering collection... more...

  • Dictionnaire d'esthétiqueby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 33.99

    Les plus grands spécialistes pour comprendre l'esthétique Près de 170 articles proposent un panorama des thèmes et concepts propres à la philosophie de l'art, à ses courants et à son histoire : art abstrait, art figuratif, baroque/classique, beau, collectionnisme, exotisme/mondialisation, ?uvre d?art, paysage, perspective, portrait, etc. Cet ouvrage... more...

  • The End of the Worldby Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback; Susanna Lindberg

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 44.99

    Omnipresent in popular culture, especially in film and literature, the theme of the 'end of the world' is often rejected from contemporary philosophy as hysterical apocalyptism. This volume attempts to show that it is vital that we address the motif of the 'end' in contemporary world ? but that this cannot be done without thinking it anew. more...

  • Imagination and Idealism in John Updike's Fictionby Michial Farmer

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 28.99

    This book looks past the frequently discussed autobiographical nature of John Updike's fiction to consider the role in Updike's work of the most powerful and peculiar human faculty: the imagination. Michial Farmer argues that, while the imagination is for Updike a means of human survival and a necessary component of human flourishing, it also has a... more...

  • Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beautyby Kathleen M. Higgins; Shakti Maira; Sonia Sikka

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.13

    This volume examines the motives behind rejections of beauty often found within contemporary art practice, where much critically acclaimed art is deliberately ugly and alienating. It reflects on the nature and value of beauty, asking whether beauty still has a future in art and what role it can play in our lives generally. The volume discusses the... more...

  • 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...

  • Hollywood Aestheticby Todd Berliner

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Hollywood Aesthetic offers the first comprehensive appraisal of Hollywood's capacity to provide aesthetic pleasure to mass audiences. Grounded in film history and in the psychological and philosophical literature in aesthetics, Hollywood Aesthetic explains how Hollywood creates, for huge numbers of people, some of their most exhilarating experiences... more...