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Aesthetics

  • Aesthetic Essaysby Malcolm Budd

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 36.99

    Malcolm Budd presents a selection of his work in aesthetics. Some essays deal with the abstract heart of aesthetics: issues such as the nature and scope of the aesthetic, the validity of aesthetic judgements, realism and anti-realism, pleasure and value, and the aim of art. Others focus on specific art forms: music and pictorial representation. more...

  • Aesthetic Experienceby Richard Shusterman; Adele Tomlin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    In this volume, a team of internationally respected contributors theorize the concept of aesthetic experience and its value. Exposing and expanding our restricted cultural and intellectual presuppositions of what constitutes aesthetic experience, the book aims to re-explore and affirm the place of aesthetic experience--in its evaluative, phenomenological... more...

  • Aesthetic Ideologyby Paul de Man; Andrzej Warminski; Andrzej Warminksi

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 60.00

    Offers the definitive resource to de Man's thoughts on philosophy, politics, and history. The texts collected here were written or delivered as lectures during the last years of de Man's life, between 1977 and 1983. Many of them have never been available previously in any form. more...

  • The Aesthetic Mindby Elisabeth Schellekens; Peter Goldie

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 38.99

    The Aesthetic Mind breaks new ground in bringing together empirical sciences and philosophy to enhance our understanding of art and the aesthetic. An eminent international team of experts explores the roles of emotion, imagination, empathy, and beauty in this realm of human experience, discussing visual and literary art, music, and dance. more...

  • Aesthetic Orderby Ruth Lorand

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Aesthetic Order challenges contemporary theories of aesthetics, offering the idea of beauty as quantitative yet different from the traditional discursive order. It will be of importance to all interested in aesthetic theory. more...

  • Aestheticism in Artby William Hogarth

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se, to the use of the serpentine lines in pictorial compositions. He calls it the line of beauty . His essay is thus dedicated to the study of the... more...

  • Aestheticsby Dr Colin Lyas; Colin Lyas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95

    This book presents an up-to-date introduction to the subject that captures the excitement and passion of art itself. It opens by exploring why art is important to us and goes on to grip the reader with a discussion of all of the areas central to aesthetics: aesthetic experience, representation, expression, definition of art, evaluation, interpretation,... more...

  • Aestheticsby Nicolai Hartmann; Eugene Kelly; Eugene Kelly

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 131.99

    The book is the first English translation of Nicolai Hartmann's final book, published in 1953. It will be of value to graduate students in philosophy, scholars concerned with 20th century Continental philosophy, students of aesthetics and art history and criticism, and persons in and out of academic philosophy who wish to develop their... more...

  • Aesthetics and the Environmentby Allen Carlson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 46.95

    Traditional aesthetics is often associated with the appreciation of art, Allen Carlson shows how much of our aesthetic experience does not encompass art but nature, in our response to sunsets, mountains or horizons or more mundane surroundings, like gardens or the view from our window. He argues that knowledge of what it is we are appreciating is essential... more...

  • Aesthetics and Ethicsby Jerrold Levinson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 33.00

    This major collection of essays examines issues surrounding aesthetics and ethics. more...