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The Aesthetics of Ruins
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 538

The Aesthetics of Ruins

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Rodopi

This book constructs a theory of ruins that celebrates their vitality and unity in aesthetic experience. Its argument draws upon over 100 illustrations prepared in 40 countries. Ruins flourish as matter, form, function, incongruity, site, and symbol. Ruin underlies cultural values in cinema, literature, and philosophy. Finally, ruin guides meditations upon our mortality and endangered world.

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 821

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

  • Categories: Art

'The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics' has assembled 48 brand-new essays, making this a comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field.

The Politics of Aesthetics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

The Politics of Aesthetics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-05-08
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  • Publisher: A&C Black

The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from the narrow confines it is often reduced to. Jacques Rancière reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analysing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible. Presented as a set of inter-linked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics provides the most comprehensive introduction to Rancière's work to date, ranging across the history of art and politics from the Greek polis to the aesthetic revolution of the modern age.  Now reissued 10 years after its original publication, The Politics of Aesthetics includes an afterword by Slavoj Zizek, an interview for the English edition, a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography.

Aesthetics, Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 614

Aesthetics, Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism

This second edition features a new 48-page Afterword--1980 updating Professor Beardsley's classic work.

A Companion to Aesthetics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 640

A Companion to Aesthetics

In this extensively revised and updated edition, 168 alphabetically arranged articles provide comprehensive treatment of the main topics and writers in this area of aesthetics. Written by prominent scholars covering a wide-range of key topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art Features revised and expanded entries from the first edition, as well as new chapters on recent developments in aesthetics and a larger number of essays on non-Western thought about art Unique to this edition are six overview essays on the history of aesthetics in the West from antiquity to modern times

The Aesthetics of Natural Environments
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

The Aesthetics of Natural Environments

The Aesthetics of Natural Environments is a collection of essays investigating philosophical and aesthetics issues that arise in our appreciation of natural environments. The introduction gives an historical and conceptual overview of the rapidly developing field of study known as environmental aesthetics. The essays consist of classic pieces as well as new contributions by some of the most prominent individuals now working in the field and range from theoretical to applied approaches. The topics covered include the nature and value of natural beauty, the relationship between art appreciation and nature appreciation, the role of knowledge in the aesthetic appreciation of nature, the importan...

Aesthetics of Appearing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Aesthetics of Appearing

This book proposes that aesthetics begin not with concepts of being or semblance, but with a concept of appearing. Seel examines the existential and cultural meaning of aesthetic experience. In doing so, he brings aesthetics and philosophy of art together again, which in continental as well as analytical thinking have been more and more separated in the recent decades.

The Aesthetics of Nostalgia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

The Aesthetics of Nostalgia

Aesthetics of Nostalgia reads Anglo-Saxon historical verse in terms of how its aesthetic form interacted with the culture and politics of the period.

Modern Japanese Aesthetics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 322

Modern Japanese Aesthetics

This is the first work in English on the history of the Japanese philosophy of art, from its inception in the 1870s to the present.

Aesthetics and Ethics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Aesthetics and Ethics

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