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  • A Philosophy of the Art School

    1st Edition

    By Michael Newall

    Until now, research on art schools has been largely occupied with the facts of particular schools and teachers. This book presents a philosophical account of the underlying practices and ideas that have come to shape contemporary art school teaching in the UK, US and Europe. It analyses two models…

    Hardback – 2018-11-08
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne

    Iago’s ‘I am not what I am’ epitomises how Shakespeare’s work is rich in philosophy, from issues of deception and moral deviance to those concerning the complex nature of the self, the notions of being and identity, and the possibility or impossibility of self-knowledge and knowledge of others.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-26
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    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment

    1st Edition

    By Rupert Read

    Inspired by the philosophy of Wittgenstein and his idea that the purpose of real philosophical thinking is not to discover something new, but to show in a strikingly different light what is already there, this book provides philosophical readings of a number of ‘arthouse’ and Hollywood films. Each…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Fictive Narrative Philosophy

    How Fiction Can Act as Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Michael Boylan

    What is the philosophical voice within literature? Does literature have a voice of its own? Can this voice really be philosophical in its own right? In this book, Michael Boylan argues that some literary works indeed can make their own unique claims in different areas of philosophy. He calls this…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts, 1st Edition

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15
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  • Photography and Ontology

    Unsettling Images, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-09-10
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    Routledge History of Photography

  • Art and the City

    Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jason Luger, Julie Ren

    Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Thinking with Images

    An Enactivist Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-07-27
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-07-12
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    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Pleasure of Pictures

    Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-07-11
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Corey McCall, Nathan Ross

    This collection features original essays that examine Walter Benjamin’s and Theodor Adorno’s essays and correspondence on literature. Taken together, the essays present the view that these two monumental figures of 20th-century philosophy were not simply philosophers who wrote about literature, but…

    Hardback – 2018-06-20
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    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment

    Pleasure, Reflection and Accountability, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-06-05
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  • Portraiture and Critical Reflections on Being

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-05-07
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    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature

    A Philosophical Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Richard Gaskin

    This book offers a unique interpretation of tragic literature in the Western tradition, deploying the method and style of Analytic philosophy. Richard Gaskin argues that tragic literature seeks to offer moral and linguistic redress (compensation) for suffering. Moral redress involves the balancing…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Why Science Needs Art

    From Historical to Modern Day Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Richard Roche, Sean Commins, Francesca Farina

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

    Paperback – 2018-04-11
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  • The Aesthetics of Videogames

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jon Robson, Grant Tavinor

    This collection of essays is devoted to the philosophical examination of the aesthetics of videogames. Videogames represent one of the most significant developments in the modern popular arts, and it is a topic that is attracting much attention among philosophers of art and aestheticians. As a…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Evolution of the Image

    Political Action and the Digital Self, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marco Bohr, Basia Sliwinska

    This volume addresses the evolution of the visual in digital communities, offering a multidisciplinary discussion of the ways in which images are circulated in digital communities, the meanings that are attached to them and the implications they have for notions of identity, memory, gender,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-16
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    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Michael Fried and Philosophy

    Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mathew Abbott

    This volume brings philosophers, art historians, intellectual historians, and literary scholars together to argue for the philosophical significance of Michael Fried’s art history and criticism. It demonstrates that Fried’s work on modernism, artistic intention, the ontology of art, theatricality,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
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    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems

    1st Edition

    Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria, Aleksandra Wenta

    A stimulating account of the wide range of approaches towards conceptualising emotions in classical Indian philosophical–religious traditions, such as those of the Upanishads, Vaishnava Tantrism, Bhakti movement, Jainism, Buddhism, Yoga, Shaivism, and aesthetics, this volume analyses the definition…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge India

  • Tracking Color in Cinema and Art

    Philosophy and Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-31
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  • Kant and the Reorientation of Aesthetics

    1st Edition

    By Joseph J. Tinguely

    This book argues that the philosophical significance of Kant’s aesthetics lies not in its explicit account of beauty but in its implicit account of intentionality. Kant’s account is distinct in that feeling, affect, or mood must be operative within the way the mind receives the world. Moreover,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12
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    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith

    A Philosophical Encounter, 1st Edition

    By Charles L Griswold

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith are giants of eighteenth century thought. The heated controversy provoked by their competing visions of human nature and society still resonates today. Smith himself reviewed Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, and his perceptive remarks raise an intriguing…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28
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