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Aesthetics

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  • The Invisible Dragonby Dave Hickey

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 15.00

    The Invisible Dragon made a lot of noise for a little book When it was originally published in 1993 it was championed by artists for its forceful call for a reconsideration of beauty—and savaged by more theoretically oriented critics who dismissed the very concept of beauty as naive, igniting a debate that has shown no sign of flagging. ... more...

  • Atmospheresby Tonino Griffero

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience atmospheres, it assesses their impact on contemporary aesthetics. It puts forward a philosophical approach which systematises a constellation of affects and climates, finds patterns... more...

  • Intimacyby Ziyad Marar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 17.95

    The hope for intimacy lies deep within us all. That moment of feeling uniquely understood, the antidote to isolation, is what gives us value, validation and self-belief. But as Ziyad Marar shows in this fascinating and engaging study, intimacy is a tricky business. The prevalence of social media, for example, is a sign of our desire for human connection,... more...

  • By the Late John Brockmanby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman?s first book, By The Late John Brockman, also includes the full text of 37 (1971), and Afterwords (1973). This edition features a new foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director... more...

  • By the Late John Brockmanby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman?s first book, By The Late John Brockman, also includes the full text of 37 (1971), and Afterwords (1973). This edition features a new foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director... more...

  • By the Late John Brockmanby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman?s first book, By The Late John Brockman, also includes the full text of 37 (1971), and Afterwords (1973). This edition features a new foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director... more...

  • On the Newby Boris Groys

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 22.95

    On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is at the center of Boris Groys's... more...

  • The Kantian Aestheticby Paul Crowther

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    The Kantian Aesthetic explains the kind of perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgments. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. This upgraded theory emphasizes those conceptual and imaginative structures which Kant terms, respectively, 'categories' and 'schemata'.... more...

  • Rhapsody For The Theatreby Alain Badiou; Bruno Bosteels

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    For Alain Badiou, theatre?unlike cinema?is the place for the staging of a truly emancipatory collective subject. In this sense theatre is, of all the arts, the one strictly homologous to politics: both theatre and politics depend on a limited set of texts or statements, collectively enacted by a group of actors or militants, which put a limit on the... more...

  • Nature's Sublimeby Robert S. Corrington

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    Nature?s Sublime provides a radical new vision of infinite nature and its deepest aesthetic dimensions as they are encountered by finite human sign users. Rather than looking to religion for healing and salvation, Nature?s Sublime argues that the arts provide a deeper relationship to the vast depths of nature. more...