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Aesthetics

  • 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...

  • Plato Dictionaryby Morris Stockhammer

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    In this companion volume to the well-known Aristotle Dictionary , Morris Stockhammer offers a comprehensive and alphabetically organized glossary of the basic writings of Plato. For many years, the editor scanned through the Dialogues of Plato in an effort to find and collect those pithy thoughts that represent the essence of Platonism. The perfect... more...

  • Aesthetics as Phenomenologyby Günter Figal; Jerome Veith

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Connecting aesthetic experience with our experience of nature or with other cultural artifacts, Aesthetics as Phenomenology focuses on what art means for cognition, recognition, and affect?how art changes our everyday disposition or behavior. Günter Figal engages in a penetrating analysis of the moment at which, in our contemplation of a work of art,... more...

  • Philosophy of Musicby R.A. Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    This lively and lucid introduction to the philosophy of music concentrates on the issues that illuminate musical listening and practice. It examines the conceptual debates relevant to the understanding and performing of music and grounds the philosophy to practical matters throughout. Ideal for a beginning readership with little philosophical background,... more...

  • The Material Imaginationby Matthew Mindrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...

  • Dreaming of Cinemaby Adam Lowenstein

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Adam Lowenstein argues that Surrealism's encounter with film can help redefine the meaning of cinematic spectatorship in an era of popular digital entertainment. Video games, YouTube channels, Blu-ray discs, and other forms of “new? media have made theatrical cinema seem “old.? A sense of “cinema lost? has accompanied the ascent of digital media,... more...