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Aesthetics

  • The Total Work of Artby David Imhoof; Margaret Eleanor Menninger

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    For two centuries, Gesamtkunstwerk -the ideal of the "total work of art"-has exerted a powerful influence over artistic discourse and practice, spurring new forms of collaboration and provoking debates over the political instrumentalization of art. Despite its popular conflation with the work of Richard Wagner, Gesamtkunstwerk 's lineage and legacies... more...

  • The Philosophical Treatise of William H. Ferrisby Tommy J. Curry

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 40.99

    With a full introduction and textual commentary, this volume introduces William H. Ferris?s The African Abroad, a treatise on racial idealism, Black ethnology, and the evolution of Blacks from Negro to Negrosaxon, presenting the first evidence of a Black American idealist and evolutionary thinker in philosophy. more...

  • Body Aestheticsby Sherri Irvin

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This volume contains sixteen original essays on the aesthetics of the body and bodily experience. Contributors in philosophy, sociology, dance, disability theory, race studies, feminist theory, medicine, and law explore topics from beauty and sexual attractiveness to national identity and the somatic aesthetics of racialized police violence. more...

  • Walter Paterby Kate Hext

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2016; Not Available

    Explores how Walter Pater and his contemporary aesthetes were influenced by modern philosophies. Repositioning Walter Pater at the philosophical nexus of Aestheticism, this study presents the first discussion of how Pater redefines Romantic Individualism through his engagements with modern philosophical discourses and in the context of emerging modernity... more...

  • The Art of Freedomby Juliane Rebentisch

    Wiley 2016; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    The concept of democratic freedom refers to more than the kind of freedom embodied by political institutions and procedures. Democratic freedom can only be properly understood if it is grasped as the expression of a culture of freedom that encompasses an entire form of life. Juliane Rebentisch’s systematic and historical approach demonstrates... more...

  • Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawingby Asbjørn Grønstad; Henrik Gustafsson; Øyvind Vågnes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    The first book of its kind, Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where images ? as lenses bearing on their own circumstances ? are constantly mobilized to enact symbolic forms of warfare and where they get entangled... more...

  • Jacques Derrida (Routledge Revivals)by William Schultz; Lewis L.B. Fried

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 80.00

    First published in 1992, this book represents the first major attempt to compile a bibliography of Derrida?s work and scholarship about his work. It attempts to be comprehensive rather than selective, listing primary and secondary works from the year of Derrida?s Master?s thesis in 1954 up until 1991, and is extensively annotated. It arranges under... more...

  • Essays on Aesthetic Genesisby Charlene Elsby; Aaron Massecar

    UPA 2016; US$ 34.99

    This collection of essays takes as its focus Mitscherling?s comprehensive phenomenological analysis of embodiment, aesthetic experience, the interpretation of texts, moral behavior, and cognition, and exemplifies subsequent work in the field of realist phenomenology being conducted by an international collection of active scholars influenced by Mischerling?s... more...

  • Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representationby Gary Kemp; Gabriele M Mras

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential thesis that the core of pictorial representation is not resemblance but 'seeing-in', in particular as found in the work of Richard... more...

  • Surrealism: Key Conceptsby Krzysztof Fijalkowski; Michael Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 32.95

    Emerging from the disruption of the First World War, surrealism confronted the resulting ?crisis of consciousness? in a way that was arguably more profound than any other cultural movement of the time. The past few decades have seen an expansion of interest in surrealist writers, whose contribution to the history of ideas in the twentieth-century... more...