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Aesthetics

  • On Slownessby Lutz Koepnick

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Speed is an obvious facet of contemporary society, whereas slowness has often been dismissed as conservative and antimodern. Challenging a long tradition of thought, Lutz Koepnick instead proposes to understand slowness as a strategy of the contemporary—a decidedly modern practice that gazes firmly at and into the present?s velocity. As he engages... more...

  • Architektur und Philosophieby Ludger Schwarte; Jörg H. Gleiter

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 46.00

    Als Metapher logisch-konstruktiver Tätigkeit spielt die Architektur von Anfang an eine zentrale Rolle in der Philosophie. Seit der Krise der modernen Architektur sind verstärkt Ansätze zu erkennen, die die architekturtheoretische Frage nach der kulturellen Funktion der Architektur unter philosophischen Gesichtspunkten kritisch erweitern. Bisher aber... more...

  • The Anti-Landscapeby David E Nye; Sarah Elkind

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 59.00

    There have always been some uninhabitable places, but in the last century human beings have produced many more of them. These anti-landscapes have proliferated to include the sandy wastes of what was once the Aral Sea, severely polluted irrigated lands, open pit mines, blighted nuclear zones, coastal areas inundated by rising seas, and many others.... more...

  • Der Wert der Oberflächeby Philip Ursprung

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 31.00

    Wie hängen Architektur und Wirtschaft zusammen? Wie sind ästhetische Wertvorstellungen - beispielsweise der Vorrang der Abstraktion in der Kultur des 20. Jahrhunderts - mit ökonomischen Wertvorstellungen verbunden? Lassen sich Vorstellungen des Raums durch Veränderungen der ökonomischen Dynamik erklären? Und wie ist beispielsweise eine kapitalistische,... more...

  • Gebrochene Schönheitby Andreas Arndt; Jure Zovko; Günter Kruck

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    At the heart of Hegel?s Aesthetics is the idea of the beautiful as unity. This unity turns fragile once the mind's self-awareness becomes conceptual and extends beyond sensory illusion. Focusing the philosophy of art on the idea of the beautiful raises a set of systematic problems, which are discussed in this volume with regard to Hegel?s Aesthetics,... more...

  • Gebrochene Schönheitby Andreas Arndt; Jure Zovko; Günter Kruck

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    At the heart of Hegel?s Aesthetics is the idea of the beautiful as unity. This unity turns fragile once the mind's self-awareness becomes conceptual and extends beyond sensory illusion. Focusing the philosophy of art on the idea of the beautiful raises a set of systematic problems, which are discussed in this volume with regard to Hegel?s Aesthetics,... more...

  • Photography and Its Violationsby John Roberts

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Theorists critique photography for “objectifying? its subjects and manipulating appearance for the sake of art. In this bold counterargument, John Roberts recasts photography?s violating powers and aesthetic technique as part of a complex “social ontology? that exposes the hierarchies, divisions, and exclusions behind appearances. Photography must... more...

  • Wittgenstein on Colourby ?tefan Riegelnik; Frederik A. Gierlinger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This volume is the first collection of articles dedicated to Wittgenstein?s thoughts on colour, focusing in particular on his so-called Remarks on Colour, a piece of writing that has received comparably little attention from Wittgenstein scholars. The articles discuss why Wittgenstein wrote so intensively about colour during the last years of his life... more...

  • Deathwatchby C. Scott Combs

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life? and “write movement,? it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema?s long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and... more...

  • Summers of Discontentby Raymond Tallis; Julian Spalding

    Bitter Lemon Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    An examination of why artists make art in the first place, and why we all feel the need for it. more...