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- Karnac Books 2003; US$ 31.95
Each of the contributors addresses the theoretical questions by pursuing a definite artistic problem, including a close look at the relation between the image and the object in Hitchcock's Vertigo, the sexual aesthetics of Caravaggio, the artistic pen of Barthes, and how Cronenberg's film Crash functions as a sinthome. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 144.00
The city is an essential theme of modernity in literature, architecture, photography and film. This book first focuses on ardent reactions to the metropolitan explosion in the nineteenth century, with Baudelaire and Poe as key figures. More recent representations of the city are then investigated, in Europe and the United States. Lombardo reflects... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 20.99
The fourteen essays in this book develop a conception of human culture, which is humane and traditionalist. Focusing particularly on notions of beauty and the aesthetic, it sees within our culture intimations of the transcendent, and in two essays the nature of religion is directly addressed. A number of essays also explore the relation between politics... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 165.00
Culture is studied in this collection, not merely as a set of products, but in terms of the involvement of individuals and groups in the making and using of such products. A wide range of activities, from the reading and writing of poetry to watching soccer on television, is surveyed by an international group of scholars from diverse disciplines: cultural... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86
This book treats arts as part of science, from the unified perspective of Science Matters. It contains 17 chapters, with 18 contributors who are prominent humanists, professional artists, or scientists. It consists of three parts: Part I: Philosophy and History of Arts; Part II: Arts in Action; Part III: Understanding Arts. The book is aimed at both... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95
In The Poetics of Slumberland , Scott Bukatman celebrates play, plasmatic possibility, and the life of images in cartoons, comics, and cinema. Bukatman begins with Winsor McCay?s Little Nemo in Slumberland to explore how and why the emerging media of comics and cartoons brilliantly captured a playful, rebellious energy characterized by hyperbolic... more...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95
Entre 1880 et les premières années du XXe siècle, le Symbolisme voit le jour en France et en Europe. Les symbolistes, fascinés par les mythologies anciennes, tentent d?échapper au règne de la pensée rationaliste imposée par la science. Souhaitant dépasser le monde du visible et du sensible pour atteindre le monde de la pensée pure, ils flirtent constamment... more...
- Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95
Numerous and diverse points of view come together in this work, demonstrating the multiple aspects that sexuality can present. If nothing is more natural than sexual desire, it is nothing less than the forms by which this desire is expressed and found to satisfy. This book invites you on a special journey, into the universe of emotion, of pleasure... more...