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Aesthetics

  • American Foodieby Dwight Furrow

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    Dwight Furrow examines the contemporary fascination with food and culinary arts not only as global spectacle, but also as an expression of control, authenticity, and playful creation for individuals in a homogenized, and increasingly public, world. more...

  • After the Avant-Gardesby Elizabeth Millán

    Open Court 2016; US$ 49.95

    A rallying call for all those who have been disquieted or disgusted by the excesses of artistic modernism. This is a collection of ten provocative essays on the arts, by writers of varied orientations who share a skepticism about the exaggerated role of modernism and the successive avant-gardes in shaping what is accepted as valid contemporary art.... more...

  • The Thought of Musicby Lawrence Kramer

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    What, exactly, is knowledge of music? And what does it tell us about humanistic knowledge in general? The Thought of Music grapples directly with these fundamental questions?questions especially compelling at a time when humanistic knowledge is enmeshed in debates about its character and future. In this third volume in a trilogy on musical understanding... more...

  • Chaos Imaginedby Martin Meisel

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 44.99

    The stories we tell in our attempt to make sense of the world, our myths and religion, literature and philosophy, science and art, are the comforting vehicles we use to transmit ideas of order. But beneath the quest for order lies the uneasy dread of fundamental disorder. True chaos is hard to imagine and even harder to represent, especially without... more...

  • Other Thingsby Bill Brown

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 32.00

    From the pencil to the puppet to the drone?the humanities and the social sciences continue to ride a wave of interest in material culture and the world of things. How should we understand the force and figure of that wave as it shapes different disciplines? Other Things explores this question by considering a wide assortment of objects?from beach... more...

  • Four Arts of Photographyby Dominic McIver Lopes

    Wiley 2016; US$ 99.95

    Four Arts of Photography explores the history of photography through the lens of philosophy and proposes a new scholarly understanding of the art form for the 21 st century. Re-examines the history of art photography through four major photographic movements and with case studies of representative images Employs a top-down, theory to case... more...

  • De-signing Designby Elizabeth Grierson; Harriet Edquist; Hélène Frichot; Hugh J. Silverman; Scott McQuire; Mark Jackson; Marsha Berry; Maria O'Connor; Laurene Vaughan; Yoko Akama; William Cartwright; Linda Daley; Karen Burns; Stephen Loo; Lisa Dethridge; Chris L. Smith; Neil Leach

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    De-Signing Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice throws new light on the terrain between theory and practice in transdisciplinary discourses of design and art. The collection brings together a selection of essays on spatiality, difference, cultural aesthetics, and identity in the expanded field of place-making and being. more...

  • Early Modern Aestheticsby J. Colin McQuillan

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 31.99

    A clear and concise account of the relationship between aesthetics and philosophy in Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the development of aesthetics as a discipline in its own right. more...

  • The Composition of Movements to Comeby Stevphen Shukaitis

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 38.99

    This text theorizes political change from within social movement via an engagement with autonomist politics and radical aesthetics. more...

  • The Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Fine Artby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1905, Bosanquet?s translation of Hegel?s Philosophy of Fine Art brings Hegel?s commentary and analysis of what constitutes beauty and fine art to an English audience as well as presenting his own viewpoints on the work and what is at the heart of true philosophical theory. This title will be of interest to students of philosophy... more...