Art & Visual Culture: Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics

  • Thinking the Sculpture Garden book cover

    Thinking the Sculpture Garden

    1st Edition

    Edited by Penny Florence

    This innovative book poses two, deceptively simple, questions: what is a sculpture garden, and what happens when you give equal weight to the main elements of landscape, planting and artwork? Its wide-ranging frame of reference, including the USA, Europe and Japan, is brought into focus through…

    Paperback – 2020-03-04 
    Routledge

  • Portraits and Philosophy book cover

    Portraits and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hans Maes

    Despite its huge popularity, portraiture hasn’t received much philosophical attention. While there are countless art historical studies of portraiture, including self-portraiture and group-portraiture, contemporary philosophy has largely remained silent on the subject. This book brings together…

    Hardback – 2019-12-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer book cover

    The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ridvan Askin, Catherine Diederich, Aline Bieri

    Soccer has long been known as 'the beautiful game'. This multi-disciplinary volume explores soccer, soccer culture, and the representation of soccer in art, film, and literature, using the critical tools of aesthetics, poetics, and rhetoric. Including international contributions from scholars of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Aesthetic Theology in the Franciscan Tradition: The Senses and the Experience of God in Art book cover

    Aesthetic Theology in the Franciscan Tradition

    The Senses and the Experience of God in Art, 1st Edition

    Edited by Xavier Seubert, Oleg Bychkov

    The book investigates the aesthetic theology embedded in the Franciscan artistic tradition. The novelty of the approach is in applying concepts gleaned from Franciscan textual sources to create a deeper understanding of how art in all its sensual forms was foundational to the Franciscan milieu.…

    Hardback – 2019-11-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Religion

  • Photography and Imagination book cover

    Photography and Imagination

    1st Edition

    Edited by Amos Morris-Reich, Margaret Olin

    As the prototypical exemplar of modern visual technology, photography was once viewed as a way to enable vision to bypass imagination, producing more reliable representations of reality. But as an achievement of technological modernity, photography can also be seen as a way to realize a creation of…

    Hardback – 2019-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Visual Thought in Russian Religious Philosophy: Pavel Florensky's Theory of the Icon book cover

    Visual Thought in Russian Religious Philosophy

    Pavel Florensky's Theory of the Icon, 1st Edition

    By Clemena Antonova

    This book considers a movement within Russian religious philosophy known as "full unity" (vseedinstvo), with a focus on one of its main representatives, Pavel Florensky (1882–1937). Often referred to as "the Russian Leonardo," Florensky was an important figure of the Russian religious renaissance…

    Hardback – 2019-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Religion

  • Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts: Attraction Images book cover

    Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts

    Attraction Images, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Schober

    This book investigates the pictorial figurations, aesthetic styles and visual tactics through which visual art and popular culture attempt to appeal to "all of us". One key figure these practices bring into play—the "everybody" (which stands for "all of us" and is sometimes a "new man" or a "new…

    Hardback – 2019-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Aesthetic Disinterestedness: Art, Experience, and the Self book cover

    Aesthetic Disinterestedness

    Art, Experience, and the Self, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Hilgers

    The notion of disinterestedness is often conceived of as antiquated or ideological. In spite of this, Hilgers argues that one cannot reject it if one wishes to understand the nature of art. He claims that an artwork typically asks a person to adopt a disinterested attitude towards what it shows,…

    Paperback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Postdisciplinary Knowledge book cover

    Postdisciplinary Knowledge

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tomas Pernecky

    Postdisciplinary Knowledge is the first book to articulate postdisciplinarity in philosophical, theoretical and methodological terms, helping to establish it as an important intellectual movement of the twenty-first century. It formulates what postdisciplinarity is, and how it can be implemented in…

    Hardback – 2019-08-29
    Routledge

  • The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations book cover

    The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations

    1st Edition

    By Phaedra Shanbaum

    This book is about the digital interface and its use in interactive new media art installations. It examines the aesthetic aspects of the interface through a theoretical exploration of new media artists, who create, and tactically deploy, digital interfaces in their work in order to question the…

    Hardback – 2019-08-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Theory of the Art Object book cover

    Theory of the Art Object

    1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    Meaning in the visual arts centers on how the physical work makes its content or presence visible. The art object is fundamental. Indeed, the different object forms of each visual medium allows our experience of space-time, and our relations to other people, to be aesthetically embodied in unique…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Duchamp, Aesthetics and Capitalism book cover

    Duchamp, Aesthetics and Capitalism

    1st Edition

    By Julian Jason Haladyn

    This book is a significant re-thinking of Duchamp’s importance in the twenty-first century, taking seriously the readymade as a critical exploration of object-oriented relations under the conditions of consumer capitalism. The readymade is understood as an act of accelerating art as a discourse,…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies

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