Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics Products

  • Culture, Curiosity and Communication in Scientific Discovery

    The Eye in Ideas

    By Nigel . Sanitt

    Many aspects of research activity in science are opaque to outsiders and this opacity infects how connections are made between science and other disciplines. The aim of Culture, Curiosity and Communication in Scientific Discovery is to try to shine a light through the mist of scientific research by…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08 
    Routledge

  • Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour

    The Residual Image

    By Elizabeth Watkins

    Drawing together theoretical and philosophical debates about the nature of colour, this book examines the significance of colour for film theories of subjectivity and sexual difference. While existing studies on colour and film have focussed on its histories, technologies and aesthetics, an…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Geneses of Postmodern Art

    Technology As Iconology

    By Paul Crowther

    Postmodernism in the visual arts is not just another “ism.” It emerged in the 1960s as a transformation of artistic creativity inspired by Duchamp’s idea that some artworks can originate as technological products. This idea became influential because of a widespread naturalization of technology,…

    Hardback – 2018-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Digital Art, Aesthetic Creation

    The Birth of a Medium

    By Paul Crowther

    Is art created with computers really art? This book answers ‘yes’. Computers can generate visual art with unique aesthetic effects based on innovations in computer technology and a postmodern naturalization of technology wherein technology becomes something we live in as well as use. The present…

    Hardback – 2018-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Multimodality and Aesthetics

    Edited by Elise Seip Tønnessen, Frida Forsgren

    This volume explores the relationship between aesthetics and traditional multimodal communication to show how all semiotic resources, not just those situated within fine arts, have an aesthetic function. Bringing together contributions from an interdisciplinary group of researchers, the book…

    Hardback – 2018-09-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Photography and Ontology

    Unsettling Images

    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 – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Thinking with Images

    An Enactivist Aesthetics

    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 – 2018-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Practicing Art/Science

    Experiments in an Emerging Field

    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,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Architectures of Transversality

    Paul Klee, Louis Kahn and the Persian Imagination

    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 – 2018-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

    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
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Pleasure of Pictures

    Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation

    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
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

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