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Philosophy: aesthetics

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Aesthetics of Ugliness: A Critical Edition

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Aesthetics of Ugliness: A Critical Edition

Karl Rosenkranz

Theory of art; Theory of architecture; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

In this key text in the history of art and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz shows ugliness to be the negation of beauty without... [more]

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From Lascaux to Brooklyn

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From Lascaux to Brooklyn

Paul Rand

History of Art & Design Styles; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Philosophy: aesthetics

Hardback

An instructive trip through the mind of one of America's great designers. -Communication Arts (1996) [more]

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Aesthetics

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Aesthetics

Theodor W. Adorno

Philosophy: aesthetics

Hardback

This volume of lectures on aesthetics, given by Adorno in the winter semester of 1958/59, formed the foundation for his later... [more]

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Tracking Color in Cinema and Art: Philosophy and Aesthetics

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Tracking Color in Cinema and Art: Philosophy and Aesthetics

Edward Branigan (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

History of Art & Design Styles; Philosophy: aesthetics; Media studies

Hardback

Color is one of cinema's most alluring formal systems, building on a range of artistic traditions that orchestrate visual... [more]

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Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

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Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy...

Mazviita Chirimuuta (Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh)

Philosophy; Philosophy of mind; Philosophy: aesthetics; States of consciousness

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An integrated study of the history, philosophy, and science of color that offers a novel theory of the metaphysics of color.... [more]

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Semi-Detached: The Aesthetics of Virtual Experience since Dickens

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Semi-Detached: The Aesthetics of Virtual Experience since Dickens

John Plotz

The Arts: General & Reference; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Philosophy: aesthetics

Hardback

When you are half lost in a work of art, what happens to the half left behind? Semi-Detached delves into this state of being:... [more]

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Saving Beauty

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Saving Beauty

Byung-Chul Han

Philosophy: aesthetics; Cultural studies

Hardback

Beauty today is a paradox. The cult of beauty is ubiquitous but it has lost its transcendence and become little more than... [more]

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On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry

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On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry

Diarmuid Costello (University of Warwick, UK)

Theory of art; Photography & photographs; Philosophy: aesthetics

Hardback

What is photography? Is it a source of knowledge or an art? Many have said the former because it records the world automatically,... [more]

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Art Can Help

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Art Can Help

Robert Adams

History of Art & Design Styles; Photography & photographs; Philosophy: aesthetics

Hardback

A collection of inspiring essays by the photographer Robert Adams, who advocates the meaningfulness of art in a disillusioned... [more]

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Colour

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Colour

Marion Deuchars

Theory of art; Social & cultural history; Philosophy: aesthetics; Cultural studies

Hardback

What makes a colour work? What do colours mean to artists or cultures? Why does grey make a colour stand out? What colour... [more]

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True Enough

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True Enough

Catherine Z. Elgin (Professor of the Philosophy of Education, Harvard University)

Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Philosophy: aesthetics; Bio-ethics

Hardback

The development of an epistemology that explains how science and art embody and convey understanding. [more]

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The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

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The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

Roni Gren (University of Turku)

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics

Hardback

This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written... [more]

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The Experimental Psychology of Beauty

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The Experimental Psychology of Beauty

C. W. Valentine

Philosophy: aesthetics; Psychological theory & schools of thought; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Educational psychology

Paperback

Originally published in 1962, the experimental study of aesthetics was a field particularly associated with the name of C.W.... [more]

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Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

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Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

Temenuga Trifonova (York University, Canada)

History of Art & Design Styles; Philosophy: aesthetics; Cultural studies

Hardback

In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from... [more]

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The Aesthetic Imperative: Writings on Art

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The Aesthetic Imperative: Writings on Art

Peter Sloterdijk

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

In this wide-ranging book, renowned philosopher and cultural theorist Peter Sloterdijk examines art in all its rich and varied... [more]

$39.95

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The Terror of Evidence

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The Terror of Evidence

Marcus Steinweg

Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Meditations, maxims, aphorisms, notes, and comments address topics that range from pathos and genius to careerism and club... [more]

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Psychoanalysis and Aesthetics

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Psychoanalysis and Aesthetics

Charles Baudouin

Poetry; Literary theory; Philosophy: aesthetics; Psychological theory & schools of thought; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)

Paperback

This is a new release of the original 1924 edition. [more]

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Deleuze's Way: Essays in Transverse Ethics and Aesthetics

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Deleuze's Way: Essays in Transverse Ethics and Aesthetics

Ronald Bogue

Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy

Paperback

Addressing the question of the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Deleuze's philosophy, this book provides indications... [more]

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The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

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The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

Caroline A. Jones, Vito Manolo Roma, Kenneth Goldsmith

Theory of art; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Biography: arts & entertainment; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Graphic novelette Benjamin's Dream by Vito Manolo Roma is stapled to back cover. [more]

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Art and Reality: John Anderson on Literature and Aesthetics

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Art and Reality: John Anderson on Literature and Aesthetics

John Anderson

Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

In Art & Reality, John Anderson explores how beauty is experienced and defined. He considers a wide range of topics, from... [more]

$29.95

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Neuroaesthetics

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Neuroaesthetics

Martin Skov, Oshin Vartanian, Colin Martindale, Arnold Berleant

Philosophy: aesthetics; Cognitivism, cognitive theory

Paperback

Highlights the diversity of approaches that are underway under the banner of neuroaesthetics. This book presents a possible... [more]

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Tree

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Tree

Matthew Battles (Harvard University, USA)

Philosophy: aesthetics; Material culture; Mathematics & Sciences; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Paperback

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the... [more]

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Everyday Aesthetics: Prosaics, the Play of Culture and Social Identities

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Everyday Aesthetics: Prosaics, the Play of Culture and Social Identities...

Katya Mandoki

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

Paperback

Aesthetic studies have traditionally been confined to the analysis of art and beauty. This book analyzes common situations... [more]

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Aboriginal Art, Identity and Appropriation

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Aboriginal Art, Identity and Appropriation

Elizabeth Burns Coleman

The Arts: General & Reference; Regional studies; Philosophy: aesthetics; Anthropology

Paperback

Analyses art from an Australian Aboriginal community to interpret Aboriginal claims about the relationship between their art,... [more]

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Ludic Dreaming: How to Listen Away from Contemporary Technoculture

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Ludic Dreaming: How to Listen Away from Contemporary Technoculture

David Cecchetto (York University, Canada), Marc Couroux (York University, Canada), Ted Hiebert (University of Washington, Bothell, USA), Eldritch Priest (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Theory of music & musicology; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

A philosophical exploration of sound and contemporary technoculture that utilizes fictocriticism and the conceit of the dream... [more]

$29.99

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