Art & Visual Culture: Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics

  • How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics book cover

    How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics

    By Wes Hill

    Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art book cover

    Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art

    Edited by Cristina Albu, Dawna Schuld

    This book examines the interconnections between art, phenomenology, and cognitive studies. Contributors question the binary oppositions generally drawn between visuality and agency, sensing and thinking, phenomenal art and politics, phenomenology and structuralism, and subjective involvement and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Anthropology and Beauty: From Aesthetics to Creativity book cover

    Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity

    Edited by Stephanie Bunn

    Organised around the theme of beauty, this innovative collection offers insight into the development of anthropological thinking on art, aesthetics and creativity in recent years. The volume incorporates current work on perception and generative processes, and seeks to move beyond a purely…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others: A Global Perspective book cover

    The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others

    A Global Perspective

    By Esther Lezra

     The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others examines European mistranslations and misrepresentations of black freedom dreams and self-activity as monstrous in the period of modern imperial consolidation –roughly from 1750 to 1848. This book argues that Europe’s archives of self-understanding are…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Global Horizons

  • Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein: Seeing-As and Novelty book cover

    Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein

    Seeing-As and Novelty

    Edited by Michael Beaney, Brendan Harrington, Dominic Shaw

    This volume brings together new essays that consider Wittgenstein’s treatment of the phenomenon of aspect perception in relation to the broader idea of conceptual novelty; that is, the acquisition or creation of new concepts, and the application of an acquired understanding in unfamiliar or novel…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Tracking Color in Cinema and Art: Philosophy and Aesthetics book cover

    Tracking Color in Cinema and Art

    Philosophy and Aesthetics

    By Edward Branigan

    Color is one of cinema’s most alluring formal systems, building on a range of artistic traditions that orchestrate visual cues to tell stories, stage ideas, and elicit feelings. But what if color is not—or not only—a formal system, but instead a linguistic effect, emerging from the slipstream of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-23 
    Routledge

  • Art, Science and the Brain: Developing a Complete Mind book cover

    Art, Science and the Brain

    Developing a Complete Mind

    By Roche Richard, Sean Commins, Francesca Farina

    Art, Science and the Brain explores the relationship between art and science, considering how these seemingly polarised fields have historically informed and influenced each other. Reflecting on a time when art and science were considered inseparable and symbiotic pursuits, the book discusses…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis book cover

    Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis

    By Efrat Biberman, Shirley Sharon-Zisser

    Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis examines the relationship between art and death from the perspective of Lacanian psychoanalysis. It takes a unique approach to the topic by making explicit reference to the death drive as manifest in theories of art and in artworks. Freud’s treatment of death…

    Paperback – 2017-09-22
    Routledge

  • Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts book cover

    Aesthetics

    A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, 4th Edition

    By David Goldblatt, Lee Blankenship-Brown, Stephanie Patridge

    Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, fourth edition, contains a selection of ninety-six readings organized by individual art forms as well as a final section of readings in philosophical aesthetics that cover multiple art forms. Sections include topics that are familiar to students such…

    Paperback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge

  • The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art book cover

    The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

    By Roni Grén

    This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth and twentieth century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Perception and Imaging: Photography as a Way of Seeing book cover

    Perception and Imaging

    Photography as a Way of Seeing, 5th Edition

    By Richard D. Zakia, John Suler

    When you look at an image, what do you see, think, and feel? How do you want your audience to react when they view your work? For over 30 years the late Richard Zakia helped photographers enrich their creative vision through his classic book, Perception and Imaging. Now he is joined by co-author…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01
    Focal Press

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