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  • Tragic Pleasure from Homer to Platoby Rana Saadi Liebert

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book uses Greek poetry and Plato's philosophy to explain the appeal of tragedy and explore the non-cognitive value of aesthetic engagement. more...

  • The Aesthetics of Dressby Ian King

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.69

    This book explores the relationships between how the body appears and feels in everyday life through aesthetics.  The recent shift away from Kantian aesthetics towards a more enacted route places at its core the realization that the world is experienced as possibilities for action, and critical to this understanding is how the body?s movement... 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...

  • The Politics and Aesthetics of Hunger and Disgustby Michel Delville; Andrew Norris

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This study examines how hunger narratives and performances contribute to a reconsideration of neglected or prohibited domains of thinking which only a full confrontation with the body?s heterogeneity and plasticity can reveal. From literary motif or psychosomatic symptom to revolutionary gesture or existential malady, the double crux of hunger and... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 22.72

    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$ 86.88

    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...