Aesthetics


"Action, Art, History"

Engagements With Arthur Danto

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"Columbia Themes in Philosophy" series; Presenting a collection of essays on Arthur C Danto's philosophy, this book describes his theories of art, action, and history, and the depth of his innovation as a philosopher of culture. It explores the importance of Danto's philosophy and criticism for contemporary art, along with his theories of perception, action, and historical knowledge. With 3 b& w halftones. Hardback, 256 pages. Size: 233 x 161 mm. Weight: 480g.
Author:  (Herwitz, Daniel, ed.)
ISBN:  0231137966
Publisher:  University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"Aesthetics"

The Big Questions

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"Philosophy: the Big Questions" series; This collection of essays assembles classic and contemporary texts to present both the tradition of aesthetic theory and the kinds of questions and challenges that it confronts today, both from other cultural traditions and from theoretical movements such as feminism and postmodernism. With 0. Paperback, 384 pages. Size: 246 x 171 mm. Weight: 692g.
Author:  (Korsmeyer, Carolyn, ed.)
ISBN:  0631205942
Publisher:  Blackwell Publishers
Date:  1998  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"Art and the Brain"

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"Journal of Consciousness Studies: Controversies in Science & the Humanities" series; Asks if it is possible to take a natural science approach to art and uncover general laws of aesthetic experience, or is that taking reductionism too far? The contributors to this volume include Semir Zeki, Nicholas Humphrey, VS Ramachandran, Erich Harth, Richard Taylor, EH Gombrich, Larry Hardin, Robert Solso, Neus Barrantes-Vidal, and others. Paperback, 160 pages. Size: 240 x 178 mm. Weight: 368g.
Author:  (Goguen, Joseph, ed.)
ISBN:  0907845983
Publisher:  Imprint Academic
Date:  2004  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"Nature, Aesthetics, and Environmentalism"

From Beauty to Duty

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Environmental aesthetics is a field of study that focuses on nature's aesthetic value as well as on its ethical and environmental implications. This book addresses the complex relationships between aesthetic appreciation and environmental issues and emphasizes the contribution that environmental aesthetics can make to environmentalism. Paperback, 458 pages. Size: 252 x 180 mm. Weight: 820g.
Author:  (Carlson, Allen, ed.)
ISBN:  0231138873
Publisher:  University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton
Date:  2008  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics"

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"Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy" series; Part of the Handbook series, this book talks about an area where philosophy meets the arts - aesthetics. It offers a guide to the theory, application, and history of the field. It is useful for academics and students across philosophy and various branches of the arts, both as the reference work of choice and as a stimulus to new research. New ed. Paperback, 840 pages. Size: 246 x 171 mm. Weight: 1423g.
Author:  (Levinson, Jerrold, ed.)
ISBN:  0199279454
Publisher:  Oxford University Press
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"Philosophical Aesthetics"

An Introduction

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Contains surveys of the main issues in philosophical aesthetics, as discussed by thinkers from ancient Greece to modern times. This volume begins with questions about the nature of art and beauty. Are there any limitations to what may count as a work of art? Are imitations and forgeries really less valuable than original works? With 0. Paperback, 520 pages. Size: 229 x 152 mm. Weight: 784g.
Author:  (Hanfling, Oswald, ed.)
ISBN:  0631180354
Publisher:  Blackwell Publishers
Date:  1992  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"Practical Wabi Sabi"

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Create the home that will make you happier, more in tune with nature, and capable of meeting life's challenges. Paperback, 128 pages. Size: 253 x 195 mm. Weight: 502g.
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ISBN:  1904760554
Publisher:  Carroll & Brown Publishers Limited
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Aesthetics

"Res 49/50 Spring/Autumn 2006"

Anthropology and Aesthetics

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"Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics" series; A journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. With 100 b/w illustrations. Paperback, 272 pages. Size: 270 x 213 mm. Weight: 505g.
Author:  (Pellizzi, Francesco, ed.)
ISBN:  0873657675
Publisher:  Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology,U.S.
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics Fall 2007"

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"Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics" series; A journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. With 130 b/w illustrations. Paperback, 240 pages. Size: 274 x 214 mm. Weight: 755g.
Author:  (Pellizzi, Francesco, ed.)
ISBN:  087365790X
Publisher:  Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology,U.S.
Date:  2008  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics (V. 52)

"Routledge Companion to Aesthetics"

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Containing 54 chapters written by leading international scholars and covering all aspects of aesthetics, this fully revised second edition includes eight new entries and updated further reading. With illustrations. 2 rev ed. Paperback, 736 pages. Size: 246 x 174 mm. Weight: 1291g.
Author:  (Gaut, Berys, ed.)
ISBN:  0415327989
Publisher:  Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"The Secret Power of Beauty"

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In this lucid and lyrical exploration John Armstrong aims to deepen our response both to beauty and to happiness. As he shows, the ability to truly recognise the beauty that surrounds us in the everyday could enable us to deepen the enjoyment of our lives. With illustrations. New ed. Paperback, 192 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 181g.
Author:  Armstrong, John
ISBN:  0140294724
Publisher:  Penguin Books Ltd
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Aesthetics

"Handbook of Inaesthetics"

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"Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics" series; Toscano, Alberto (trans.) Paperback, 176 pages. Weight: 227g.
Author:  Badiou, Alain
ISBN:  0804744092
Publisher:  Stanford University Press
Date:  2004  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"Aesthetics"

Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism

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Subtitled 'Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism'. 2nd edition. Features a new 48 page 'Afterword-1980'. 2. Paperback, 688 pages. Size: 230 x 150 mm. Weight: 910g.
Author:  Beardsley, Monroe C.
ISBN:  0915145081
Publisher:  Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Date:  1981  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Aesthetics

"The Enchantment of Modern Life"

Attachments, Crossings and Ethics

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It is a commonplace that the modern world cannot be experienced as enchanted - that the very concept of enchantment belongs to past ages of superstition. This title challenges that view. It seeks to rehabilitate enchantment, showing not only how it is possible to experience wonder, but how such experience is crucial to motivating ethical behavior. With 3 halftones, 3 illus.. Paperback, 224 pages. Size: 229 x 152 mm. Weight: 314g.
Author:  Bennett, Jane
ISBN:  0691088136
Publisher:  University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton
Date:  2001  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Aesthetics

"The Good, the True and the Beautiful"

A Quest for Meaning

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Offers an introduction to philosophy, exploring issues to do with ethics, knowledge and aesthetics and how they relate to our everyday lives. This book proposes an understanding of the good, the true and the beautiful that seeks to answer many of the questions that have traditionally occupied philosophers. Hardback, 240 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 386g.
Author:  Boylan, Michael
ISBN:  1847061575
Publisher:  Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Aesthetics

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