Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics Products

  • Aesthetics

    A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, 4th Edition

    Edited by David Goldblatt, Lee Brown, Stephanie Patridge

    Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, 4th Edition contains an extensive selection of readings organized by individual art forms. Sections include topics that are familiar to students such as, painting, photography and movies, architecture, music, literature, and performance, as well as…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge

  • Isn’t that Clever

    A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy

    By Steven Gimbel

    Isn’t That Clever provides a new account of the nature of humor – the cleverness account – according to which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. By defining humor in this way, answers can be found to longstanding questions about humor ethics (Are there jokes that are wrong…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • 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 – 2017-08-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Transformative Aesthetics

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte, Benjamin Wihstutz

    Aesthetic theory in the West has, until now, been dominated by ideas of effect, autonomy, and reception. Transformative Aesthetics uncovers these theories’ mutual concern with the transformation of those involved. From artists to spectators, readers, listeners, or audiences, the idea of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Thinking about Science, Reflecting on Art

    Bringing Aesthetics and Philosophy of Science Together

    Edited by Otávio Bueno, George Darby, Steven French, Dean Rickles

    Thinking about Science, Reflecting on Art: Bringing Aesthetics and Philosophy of Science together is the first book to systematically examine the relationship between the philosophy of science and aesthetics. With contributions from leading figures from both fields this edited collection engages…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

    Edited by Temenuga Trifonova

    In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to its postmodern redefinition as an ‘event’ (temporal), from its conceptualization in terms of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Beauty, Violence, Representation

    Edited by Lisa A. Dickson, Maryna Romanets

    This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music. Charting diversifying interests in the subject of violence and beauty, dealing with the multiple inflections…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Hegel on Beauty

    By Julia Peters

    While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel’s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher’s controversial ‘end of art’ thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel’s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Prototyping Cultures

    Art, Science and Politics in Beta

    Edited by Alberto Corsin Jimenez

    Prototypes have acquired much prominence and visibility in recent times. Software development is perhaps the case in point, where the release of non-stable versions of programmes (beta versions) has become commonplace, as is famously the case in free and open source software. Prototyping has also…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge

  • Comic Performativities

    Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication

    By Dustin Goltz

    Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication studies patterns of criticism and public debate in the relationship between humour, identity, and offense. In an increasingly reductive and politically charged debate, right-wing pundits argue leftist politics…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06 
    Routledge

  • Art and the City

    Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Interpreting Visual Art

    A Survey of Cognitive Research About Pictures

    By Catherine Weir, Evans Mandes

    Interpreting Visual Art explores the psychological and cognitive mechanisms that underlie one's interpretation of art. After the brain encodes visual information, this encoding is then processed by perceptual mechanisms to identify objects and depth in pictures. The brain incorporates many factors…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge

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