Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics Products

  • 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 – 2017-03-14 
    Routledge

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein

    Seeing-As and Novelty

    Edited by Michael Beaney, Brendan Harrington, Dominic Shaw

    Seeing-as and Novelty 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…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Critical Practice

    Artists, museums, ethics

    By Janet Marstine

    Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term ‘critical practice’, can create…

    Paperback – 2017-01-18 
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Aesthetic Disinterestedness

    Art, Experience, and the Self

    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,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Routledge Revivals: In Modernity's Wake (1989)

    The Ameurunculus Letters

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1988, this book attempts to tackle the problem of how to write about art, culture, and the issues of postmodernism in a style appropriate to what is being claimed. The letters are written on art’s behalf to a range of institutions and individuals, and have as their recurring…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Painting, Language and Modernity (1985)

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1985, this book draws together the author’s artistic with analytical practices which had been developed over many years of sociological enquiry. It interprets a ‘work of art’ as a site on which a viewer or critic is invited to share in questioning celebration of the painting…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24
    Routledge

  • Meanings of Abstract Art

    Between Nature and Theory

    Edited by Paul Crowther, Isabel Wünsche

    Traditional art is based on conventions of resemblance between the work and that which it is a representation "of". Abstract art, in contrast, either adopts alternative modes of visual representation or reconfigures mimetic convention. This book explores the relation of abstract art to nature (…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture

    Edited by Charissa N. Terranova, Meredith Tromble

    The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture collects thirty essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art and architecture. The book presents a diversity of hybrid art-and-science thinking, revealing how science and culture are interwoven. The book situates…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08
    Routledge

  • Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson, Øyvind Vågnes

    The first book of its kind, Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where images – as lenses bearing on their own circumstances – are constantly mobilized to enact…

    Hardback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Field Sketching and the Experience of Landscape

    By Janet Swailes

    The act of field sketching allows us to experience the landscape first-hand – rather than reliance upon plans, maps and photographs at a distance, back in the studio. Aimed primarily at landscape architects, Janet Swailes takes the reader on a journey through the art of field sketching, providing…

    Paperback – 2016-06-16
    Routledge

  • Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?

    Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850-1900

    Edited by Hollis Clayson, André Dombrowski

    "Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?" The question that guides this volume stems from Walter Benjamin's studies of nineteenth-century Parisian culture as the apex of capitalist aesthetics. Thirteen scholars test Benjamin's ideas about the centrality of Paris, formulated in the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16
    Routledge

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