Art & Visual Culture: Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics

  • Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour: The Residual Image book cover

    Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour

    The Residual Image

    By Elizabeth Watkins

    Drawing together theoretical and philosophical debates about the nature of colour, this book examines the significance of colour for film theories of subjectivity and sexual difference. While existing studies on colour and film have focussed on its histories, technologies and aesthetics, an…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Multimodality and Aesthetics book cover

    Multimodality and Aesthetics

    Edited by Elise Seip Tønnessen, Frida Forsgren

    This volume explores the relationship between aesthetics and traditional multimodal communication to show how all semiotic resources, not just those situated within fine arts, have an aesthetic function. Bringing together contributions from an interdisciplinary group of researchers, the book…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images book cover

    Photography and Ontology

    Unsettling Images

    Edited by Donna West Brett, Natalya Lusty

    This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Thinking with Images: An Enactivist Aesthetics book cover

    Thinking with Images

    An Enactivist Aesthetics

    By John M. Carvalho

    This book advances an enactivist theory of aesthetics through the study of inscrutable artworks that challenge us to think because we do not know what to think about them. John M. Carvalho presents detailed analyses a four artworks that share this unique characteristic: Francis Bacon’s Study After…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Pleasure of Pictures: Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation book cover

    The Pleasure of Pictures

    Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation

    Edited by Jérôme Pelletier, Alberto Voltolini

    The general aim of this volume is to investigate the nature of the relation between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation. In particular, it is concerned with the character and intimacy of this relationship: is there a mere causal connection between pictorial experience and aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2018-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy book cover

    The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

    By George Smith

    In The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy, Smith argues that Western Metaphysics has indeed come to what Heidegger describes as “an end.” That is hardly to say philosophy as such is over or soon to disappear; rather, its purpose as a medium of cultural change and as a generator of history has…

    Hardback – 2018-07-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing book cover

    Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson, Øyvind Vågnes

    The first book of its kind, Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where images – as lenses bearing on their own circumstances – are constantly mobilized to enact…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment: Pleasure, Reflection and Accountability book cover

    Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment

    Pleasure, Reflection and Accountability

    Edited by Jennifer A. McMahon

    This edited collection sets forth a new understanding of aesthetic-moral judgment organized around three key concepts: pleasure, reflection, and accountability. The overarching theme is that art is not merely a representation or expression like any other, but that it promotes shared moral…

    Hardback – 2018-06-20 
    Routledge

  • Practicing Art/Science: Experiments in an Emerging Field book cover

    Practicing Art/Science

    Experiments in an Emerging Field

    Edited by Philippe Sormani, Guelfo Carbone, Priska Gisler

    Over the last two decades, multiple initiatives of transdisciplinary collaboration across art, science, and technology have seen the light of day. Why, by whom, and under what circumstances are such initiatives promoted? What does their experimental character look like - and what can be learned,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Remaking the Readymade: Duchamp, Man Ray, and the Conundrum of the Replica book cover

    Remaking the Readymade

    Duchamp, Man Ray, and the Conundrum of the Replica

    By Adina Kamien-Kazhdan

    Replication and originality are central concepts in the artistic oeuvres of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. Remaking the Readymade reveals the underlying and previously unexplored processes and rationales for the collaboration between Duchamp, Man Ray, and Arturo Schwarz on the replication of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Time in the History of Art: Temporality, Chronology and Anachrony book cover

    Time in the History of Art

    Temporality, Chronology and Anachrony

    Edited by Dan Karlholm, Keith Moxey

    Addressed to students of the image--both art historians and students of visual studies--this book investigates the history and nature of time in a variety of different environments and media as well as the temporal potential of objects. Essays will analyze such topics as the disparities of power…

    Hardback – 2018-05-11 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Portraiture and Critical Reflections on Being book cover

    Portraiture and Critical Reflections on Being

    By Euripides Altintzoglou

    This book analyzes the philosophical origins of dualism in portraiture in Western culture during the Classical period, through to contemporary modes of portraiture. Dualism – the separation of mind from body - plays a central part in portraiture, given that it supplies the fundamental framework for…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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