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  • 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 Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Welfare, Meaning, and Worth

    By Aaron Smuts

    Welfare, Meaning, and Worth argues that there is more to what makes a life worth living than welfare, and that a good life does not consist of what is merely good for the one who lives it. Smuts defends an objective list theory that states that the notion of worth captures matters of importance for…

    Hardback – 2016-12-31 
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Aesthetic Disinterestedness

    Art, Experience, and the Self

    By Thomas Hilgers

    The concept of disinterestedness is often conceived of as an antiquated or even ideological paradigm. In spite of this, I claim that one cannot fully reject it if one wishes to understand the nature of art. Therefore, I defend a new and sophisticated account of disinterestedness, thereby also…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory

    Living Pictures

    Edited by Krešimir Purgar

    W.J.T. Mitchell—one of the founders of visual studies—has been at the forefront of many disciplines such as iconology, art history and media studies. His concept of the pictorial turn is known worldwide for having set new philosophical paradigms in dealing with our vernacular visual world. This…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Confabulations : Storytelling in Architecture

    By Paul Emmons, Marcia F. Feuerstein, Carolina Dayer

    Paul Emmons is a registered architect and Professor at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech where he directs the PhD program in Architecture + Design Research. Marcia F Feuerstein is an architect and associate professor at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 

  • Landscape Theory in Design

    By Susan Herrington

    Phenomenology, Materiality, Cybernetics, Palimpsest, Cyborgs, Landscape Urbanism, Typology, Semiotics, Deconstruction - the minefield of theoretical ideas that students must navigate today can be utterly confusing, and how do these theories translate to the design studio? Landscape Theory in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 

  • 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 – 2016-11-30 

  • 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 

  • Ichnographia Rustica

    Stephen Switzer and the designed landscape

    By William Alvis Brogden

    One of the most significant occurrences in the history of design was the creation of the English Landscape Garden. Accounts of its genesis…the surprising structural change from the formal to a seeming informal are numerous. But none has ever been quite convincing and none satisfactorily placed the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 

  • The Camera-Eye Metaphor in Cinema

    By Christian Quendler

    This book explores the cultural, intellectual, and artistic fascination with camera-eye metaphors in film culture of the twentieth century. By studying the very metaphor that cinema lives by, it provides a rich and insightful map of our understanding of cinema and film styles and shows how cinema…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Unquiet Pasts

    Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity

    By Stephanie Koerner

    Edited by Ian Russell

    This important book addresses critical themes in the development of archaeology as a reflexive, self-critical discipline in the modern world. It explores the ethical, political and cultural tensions and responsibilities which need to be addressed by archaeologists when working within networks of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Encountering Nature

    Toward an Environmental Culture

    By Thomas Heyd

    This book argues that an attentive encounter with nature is of key importance for the development of an environmentally appropriate culture. The fundamental idea is that the environmental degradation that we are increasingly experiencing is best conceived as the consequence of a cultural mismatch:…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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