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  • Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

    By Tim Stott

    This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so that participants actively engage with or complete the work of art through their play. Here…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Existence, Meaning, Excellence

    Aristotelian Reflections on the Meaning of Life

    By Andrius Bielskis

    This book addresses the ‘perennial’ question of the meaning of life from the point of view of a novel interpretation of Aristotle’s teleology. Beginning with the premise that at the core of modernity and modern moral imagination are the entropy of meaning and the sense of meaninglessness, the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-01 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Everyday Aesthetics

    Prosaics, the Play of Culture and Social Identities

    By Katya Mandoki

    Katya Mandoki advances in this book the thesis that it is not only possible but crucial to open up the field of aesthetics (traditionally confined to the study of art and beauty) toward the richness and complexity of everyday life. She argues that in every process of communication, whether face to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • 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.…

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

  • 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 – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Tolstoy: An Approach bound with Dostoevsky: A Study

    By Janko Lavrin

    This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a perfect point of access into the often bewildering world of Russian literature, and the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

  • Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation

    Seeing-as and Seeing-in

    Edited by Gary Kemp, Gabriele M Mras

    Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential thesis that the core of pictorial representation is not resemblance but '…

    Hardback – 2016-06-06
    Routledge

  • Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image

    By Alison Ross

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin’s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin’s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant’s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • The Philosophy of Art History (Routledge Revivals)

    By Arnold Hauser

    First published in 1959, this book is concerned with the methodology of art history, and so with questions about historical thinking; it enquires what scientific history of art can accomplish, what are its mean and limitations? It contains philosophical reflections on history and begins with…

    Hardback – 2016-05-23
    Routledge

  • Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Sondra Bacharach, Siv B. Fjærestad, Jeremy Neil Booth

    Collaboration in the arts is no longer a conscious choice to make a deliberate artistic statement, but instead a necessity of artistic survival. In today’s hybrid world of virtual mobility, collaboration decentralizes creative strategies, enabling artists to carve new territories and maintain…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Aesthetics

    An Introduction

    By W. Charlton

    First published in 1970. What is a work of art? What is the status of things in pictures and books? How are we to distinguish and ascertain the meaning of a literary work at various levels? This book is intended both to introduce the reader to classic philosophical accounts of art and beauty, and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • Key Concepts

    A Guide to Aesthetics, Criticism and the Arts in Education

    By Trevor Pateman

    First published in 1991. The arts can only thrive in a culture where there is conversation about them. This is particularly true of the arts in an education context. Yet often the discussion is poor because we do not have the necessary concepts for the elaboration of our aesthetic responses, or…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

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