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Aesthetics

  • Textologieby Martin Endres; Axel Pichler; Claus Zittel

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 137.99

    Die Publikation stellt den Eröffnungsband der Reihe Textologie der Philosophie, Literatur und Wissenschaften dar und versammelt Beiträge, die sich ausgehend von der Frage nach der Bedeutung und Funktion von Textualität der Entwicklung eines erweiterten Textbegriffs aus transdisziplinärer Perspektive widmen. Gemeinsames Ziel der Beträge... more...

  • Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublimeby Temenuga Trifonova

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to its postmodern redefinition as an "event" (temporal), from its conceptualization in terms of our failure to "cognitively map" the decentered global... more...

  • Trust in the Worldby Josef Früchtl

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the theory, originally raised in Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of film, that cinema has the power to restore our trust in the world. Früchtl demonstrates that cinema does this in three main ways: by restoring our belief in the absurd, in the body and in a sceptical abstention from judging and acting. Cinema shares this ability with... more...

  • Affekt und Zitatby Tim Trausch

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 50.15

    Tim Trausch erarbeitet in diesem Buch ein Paradigma des ästhetischen Wandels im Hongkonger Martial-Arts-Film. Er zeigt, dass sich dieser im Übergang zur postkinematographischen Medienkultur des Informations- und Netzwerkzeitalters von seiner ehemals sinnstiftenden Dominanz des Performativen, ästhetischen Distanz und visuell-mimetischen Argumentationsweise... more...

  • Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewisby Michael J. Gilmour

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.49

    This book examines C. S. Lewis’s writings about animals, and the theological bases of his opposition to vivisection and other cruelties. It argues Genesis is central to many of these ethical musings and the book’s organization reflects this. It treats in turn Lewis’s creative approaches to the Garden of Eden, humanity’s “dominion” over the earth, and... more...

  • Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysisby Efrat Biberman; Shirley Sharon-Zisser

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis examines the relationship between art and death from the perspective of Lacanian psychoanalysis. It takes a unique approach to the topic by making explicit reference to the death drive as manifest in theories of art and in artworks. Freud’s treatment of death focuses not on the moment of biological extinction... more...

  • Rethinking Lessing's Laocoonby Avi Lifschitz; Michael Squire

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    Ever since its publication in 1766, Lessing's Laocoon, or on the Limits of Painting and Poetry has exerted an incalculable influence on western thought. This volume offers an interdisciplinary reassessment on its 250th anniversary, exploring how Lessing's debts to the Graeco-Roman past enabled him to forge a new tradition of modern aesthetics. more...

  • Music, Time, and Its Otherby Roger W. H. Savage

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Music , Time, and Its Other explores the relation between the enigmatic character of our temporal experiences and music’s affective power. By taking account of competing concepts of time, Savage explains how music refigures dimensions of our experiences through staking out the borderlines between time and eternity. He examines a range of musical... more...

  • Masters of the Structural Aestheticby Derek Thomas

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 89.52

    This book highlights aesthetics as pertaining to the structural component in architectural design. This less explored aspect of architecture is discussed and explains the enduring qualities of ten specific buildings from architectural history to present day due to their structural aesthetics. Based on comprehensive research, a critical analysis is... more...

  • Why Are We 'Artists'?by Jessica Lack

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 15.50

    'Art is not a luxury. Art is a basic social need to which everyone has a right'. This extraordinary collection of 100 artists' manifestos from across the globe over the last 100 years brings together political activists, anti-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and a host of other voices. From the Négritude movement in Europe, Africa... more...