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Philosophy: aesthetics

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Unquiet Pasts: Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity

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Unquiet Pasts: Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity...

Stephanie Koerner

Archaeology; Philosophy: aesthetics; Anthropology; Human geography

Paperback

Includes bibliographical references and index. [more]

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Farewell to Visual Studies

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Farewell to Visual Studies

James Elkins, Gustav Frank, Sunil Manghani

Theory of art; Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960; Philosophy: aesthetics

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A transdisciplinary collection of essays discussing the identity, nature, and future of visual studies as a laboratory for... [more]

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Music, Masculinity and the Claims of History: The Austro-German Tradition from Hegel to Freud

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Music, Masculinity and the Claims of History: The Austro-German Tradition...

Ian Biddle

Theory of music & musicology; Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900); Philosophy: aesthetics; Popular culture

Paperback

What does it mean to think of Western Art music - and the Austro-German contribution to that repertory - as a tradition? How... [more]

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Henry James, Impressionism, and the Public

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Henry James, Impressionism, and the Public

Daniel Hannah

Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Proposing a new approach to Jamesian aesthetics, Daniel Hannah examines the complicated relationship between Henry James's... [more]

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Re-thinking Aesthetics: Rogue Essays on Aesthetics and the Arts

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Re-thinking Aesthetics: Rogue Essays on Aesthetics and the Arts

Arnold Berleant

Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

The essays, collected by Berleant in this volume all express the impulse to reject the received wisdom of modern aesthetics:... [more]

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Encountering Urban Places: Visual and Material Performances in the City

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Encountering Urban Places: Visual and Material Performances in the City...

Lars Frers

City & town planning - architectural aspects; Philosophy: aesthetics; Cultural studies; Human geography

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The aesthetics of urban life are a curious quality, visible and hidden, both openly effective and subtly influencing. Exploring... [more]

$79.99

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Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture

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Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture

Lene Ostermark-Johansen

The Arts: General & Reference; Art styles not defined by date; History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Philosophy: aesthetics

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A monograph that discusses the Victorian critic Walter Pater's attitude to sculpture. It brings together Pater's aesthetic... [more]

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Towards a Twenty-First-Century Feminist Politics of Music

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Towards a Twenty-First-Century Feminist Politics of Music

Sally Macarthur

Theory of music & musicology; 20th century & contemporary classical music; Philosophy: aesthetics; Popular culture

Paperback

Towards a Twenty-First-Century Feminist Politics of Music opens up a new way of thinking about the absence of women's music.... [more]

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Tolstoy's 'What is Art?'

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Tolstoy's 'What is Art?'

Terry Diffey

Literary theory; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy's reviled aesthetics... [more]

$67.99

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Commitment

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Commitment

Piers Benn

Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

Hardback

Most of us care about certain people and things, and some of these concerns become personal commitments, involving our values,... [more]

$231.00

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The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo

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The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo

Kobo Abe

Literary theory; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Abe Kobo (1924-1993) was one of Japan's greatest postwar writers, widely recognized for his imaginative science fiction and... [more]

$59.99

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The Ordinary Man of Cinema

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The Ordinary Man of Cinema

Jean Louis Schefer

Film theory & criticism; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

The first English translation of a foundational work in cinema studies and the philosophy of film. [more]

$41.99

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Doing Things with Things: The Design and Use of Everyday Objects

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Doing Things with Things: The Design and Use of Everyday Objects

Ole Dreier

Philosophy: aesthetics; Anthropology; Psychology; Human geography; Urban & municipal planning

Paperback

Examining how people relate to objects, this book focuses on every day objects and how these objects enter into our activities... [more]

$88.99

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Design for Micro-Utopias: Making the Unthinkable Possible

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Design for Micro-Utopias: Making the Unthinkable Possible

John Wood

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Philosophy: aesthetics; Cultural studies

Paperback

How can we design a better world? This book explores utopianism, but a more tentative, temporary, pluralized and truncated... [more]

$88.99

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Thinking with Kant's Critique of Judgment

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Thinking with Kant's Critique of Judgment

Michel Chaouli

Western philosophy: Enlightenment; Philosophy: aesthetics; Popular philosophy

Hardback

Michel Chaouli invites novice and expert alike to set out on the path of thinking, with help from Kant's Critique of Judgment,... [more]

$92.00

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Clothes

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Clothes

John Harvey (University of California Davis USA)

Philosophy: aesthetics

Hardback

Clothes protect our vulnerable skin and they keep us warm or cool. They help us show that we are young or old, rich or poor,... [more]

$231.00

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Landscape Theory in Design

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Landscape Theory in Design

Susan Herrington (University of British Columbia, Canada.)

Theory of architecture; Landscape art & architecture; Philosophy: aesthetics

Hardback

Phenomenology, Materiality, Cybernetics, Palimpsest, Cyborgs, Landscape Urbanism, Typology, Semiotics, Deconstruction - the... [more]

$284.00

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Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Perspectives

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Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Perspectives

Stephen Downes

Theory of music & musicology; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Approaches is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or... [more]

$92.99

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: Painting, Language and Modernity (1985)

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: Painting, Language and Modernity (1985)

Michael Phillipson

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics; Sociology

Hardback

First published in 1985, this book draws together the author's artistic with analytical practices which had been developed... [more]

$231.00

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The Imperfect City: On Architectural Judgment

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The Imperfect City: On Architectural Judgment

Samir Younes

Architecture; Theory of architecture; City & town planning - architectural aspects; Philosophy: aesthetics; Sociology

Paperback

Examines architectural judgment in its historical, cultural, political, and psychological dimensions and their convergence... [more]

$88.99

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European Art: A Neuroarthistory

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European Art: A Neuroarthistory

John Onians

History of Art & Design Styles; Philosophy: aesthetics; Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology

Hardback

A bold revision of the history of European art, told through the lens of neuroscience [more]

$112.99

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Hair

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Hair

Scott Lowe

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Literary studies: general; Philosophy: aesthetics; Popular culture; Fashion & society

Paperback

About how the manipulation of human hair holds fascinating symbolic meanings and provokes profound visceral impacts in all... [more]

$24.99

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Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense

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Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense

Caroline A. Jones (Associate Professor of the History of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), David Mather, Rebecca Uchill

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics; Cognition & cognitive psychology

Hardback

A book that produces sensory experiences while bringing the concept of experience itself into relief as a subject of criticism... [more]

$97.99

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The Star as Icon: Celebrity in the Age of Mass Consumption

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The Star as Icon: Celebrity in the Age of Mass Consumption

Professor Daniel Herwitz

Philosophy: aesthetics; Popular culture; Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge; Media, information & communication industries

Paperback

Princess Diana, Jackie O, Grace Kelly-the star icon is the most talked about yet least understood persona. The object of adoration,... [more]

$49.99

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Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics

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Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics

Paul C. Taylor

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics; Black & Asian studies

Paperback

Black is Beautiful identifies and explores the most significant philosophical issues that emerge from the aesthetic dimensions... [more]

$41.95

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