Art & Visual Culture: Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics

  • Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics book cover

    Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Karl Axelsson, Camilla Flodin, Mattias Pirholt

    This volume re-examines traditional interpretations of the rise of modern aesthetics in eighteenth-century Britain and Germany. It provides a new account that connects aesthetic experience with morality, science, and political society. In doing so, the book challenges longstanding teleological…

    Hardback – 2020-08-01 
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • The Iconology of Abstraction: Non-Figurative Images and the Modern World book cover

    The Iconology of Abstraction

    Non-Figurative Images and the Modern World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Krešimir Purgar

    This book uncovers how we make meaning of abstraction, both historically and in present times, and examines abstract images as a visual language. The contributors will demonstrate that abstraction is not primarily an artistic phenomenon, but rather arose from human beings’ desire to imagine,…

    Hardback – 2020-07-06 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Robert Motherwell, Abstraction, and Philosophy book cover

    Robert Motherwell, Abstraction, and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Robert Hobbs

    Employing an interdisciplinary approach, this book breaks new ground by considering how Robert Motherwell’s abstract expressionist art is indebted to Alfred North Whitehead’s highly original process metaphysics. Motherwell first encountered Whitehead and his work as a philosophy graduate student…

    Hardback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies

  • Architectures of Transversality: Paul Klee, Louis Kahn and the Persian Imagination book cover

    Architectures of Transversality

    Paul Klee, Louis Kahn and the Persian Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Shima Mohajeri

    Architectures of Transversality investigates the relationship between modernity, space, power, and culture in Iran. Focusing on Paul Klee’s Persian-inspired miniature series and Louis Kahn’s unbuilt blueprint for a democratic public space in Tehran, it traces the architectonics of the present as a…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    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, 1st Edition

    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 that…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Thinking the Sculpture Garden: Art, Plant, Landscape book cover

    Thinking the Sculpture Garden

    Art, Plant, Landscape, 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 – 2020-03-09 

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

    Practicing Art/Science

    Experiments in an Emerging Field, 1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2020-01-31

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences: Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics book cover

    Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics, 1st Edition

    By Michael Betancourt

    Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

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

    Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

  • The Cognitive Basis of Aesthetics: Cassirer, Crowther, and the Future book cover

    The Cognitive Basis of Aesthetics

    Cassirer, Crowther, and the Future, 1st Edition

    By Elena Fell, Ioanna Kopsiafti

    This book seeks to fill a void in contemporary aesthetics scholarship by considering the cognitive features that make the aesthetic and artistic worthy of philosophical study. Aesthetic cognition has been largely abandoned by analytical philosophy, which instead tends to focus its attention on the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

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

    Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein

    Seeing-As and Novelty, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

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