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Aesthetics

  • How to Do Things with Silenceby Haig Khatchadourian

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    This work is a detailed analytical study of different forms of silent doing. It explores a range of topics related to silence, including the theory of silent doing and its relationship to other forms of action and communication, silence and aesthetics, the ethics and politics of silence, and the religious dimensions of silence. The book, as an original... more...

  • Gustav Mahler's Symphonic Landscapesby Thomas Peattie

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Thomas Peattie considers the theatrical dimension of Mahler's reinvention of the symphony at the turn of the twentieth century. more...

  • Kunstgeschichte nach dem Spatial Turnby Julia Burbulla

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 38.00

    Die Omnipräsenz des Raumes in den Humanwissenschaften hat beeindruckende Ausmaße angenommen. Seit der Beschwörung des Spatial Turns (1989) produziert die transnationale Wissenschaft eine unüberschaubare Zahl von Komposita zum Raum, zur Räumlichkeit oder Raumwissenschaft. Die methodologische Tradition von Raum/Zeit in der Kunstgeschichte blieb jedoch... more...

  • Realisation-from Seeing to Understandingby Julian Spalding

    Bitter Lemon Press 2015; US$ 13.95

    JULIAN SPALDING?S books include The Poetic Museum, The Eclipse of Art, The Art of Wonder (winner of the Sir Banister Fletcher Prize) and The Best Art You?ve Never Seen. He was formerly Director of Art Galleries in Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow (including the Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove) and established The Ruskin Gallery, The St Mungo Museum... more...

  • Santayana the Philosopherby Daniel Moreno; Charles Padrón

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    Santayana the Philosopher: Philosophy as a Form of Life highlights the far-ranging nuances of Santayana?s philosophical system, while also discussing his ever-present concern for contemporary human affairs. Santayana understood the activity of philosophy in a Greek manner, as a form of life, but his interests always included the perennial philosophical... more...

  • Being Musically Attunedby Erik Wallrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Erik Wallrup explores this vague and elusive phenomenon, which is held to be fundamental to musical hearing. He unfolds the untold musical history of the German word for ‘mood’,... more...

  • Cartographies of the Absoluteby Alberto Toscano; Jeff Kinkle

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    An aesthetics of the economy for the twenty-first century. more...

  • Imagination and the Imaginaryby Kathleen Lennon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The concept of the imaginary is pervasive within contemporary thought, yet can be a baffling and often controversial term. In Imagination and the Imaginary , Kathleen Lennon explores the links between imagination - regarded as the faculty of creating images or forms - and the imaginary, which links such imagery with affect or emotion and captures... more...

  • Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artificeby J.F. Martel

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 13.95

    Part treatise, part critique, part call to action, Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice is a journey into the uncanny realities revealed to us in the great works of art of the past and present. Received opinion holds that art is culturally-determined and relative. We are told that whether a picture, a movement, a text, or sound qualifies as a... more...

  • Why We Make Things and Why it Mattersby Peter Korn

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    Why do we make things? Why do we choose the emotionally and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill? Why does it matter that we make things well? What is the nature of work? And what is the nature of a good life? Part memoir, part polemic, part philosophical reflection, this is a book... more...