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  • Reading Architecture

    Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience

    Edited by Angeliki Sioli, Yoonchun Jung

    Why write instead of draw when it comes to architecture? Why rely on literary pieces instead of architectural treatises and writings when it comes to the of study buildings and urban environments? Why rely on literary techniques and accounts instead of architectural practices and analysis when it…

    Paperback – 2018-02-19 
    Routledge

  • Michael Fried and Philosophy

    Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality

    Edited by Mathew Abbott

    This volume brings philosophers, art historians, intellectual historians, and literary scholars together to argue for the philosophical significance of Michael Fried’s art history and criticism. It demonstrates that Fried’s work on modernism, artistic intention, the ontology of art, theatricality,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Why So Serious: On Philosophy and Comedy

    Edited by Russell Ford

    The Western philosophical tradition shows a marked fondness for tragedy. From Plato and Aristotle, through German idealism, to contemporary reflections on the murderous violence of the twentieth century, philosophy has often looked to tragedy for resources to make suffering, grief, and death…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Heidegger on Literature, Poetry, and Education after the “Turn”

    At the Limits of Metaphysics

    By James M. Magrini, Elias Schwieler

    Offering new and original readings of literature, poetry, and education as interpreted through the conceptual lens of Heidegger’s later philosophy of the "Turn", this book helps readers understand Heidegger’s later thought and presents new takes on how to engage the themes that emerged from his…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • Science and Aesthetic Judgement

    A Study in Taine's Critical Method

    By Sholom J. Kahn

    First published in 1953. This title provides an exposition and discussion on Hippolyte Taine (1828-1893), the leader of the Naturalist movement in French criticism. The book examines his theories and some of his practice, as a critic of literature and art. A more general consideration of the chief…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • Aesthetics

    A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, 4th Edition

    By David Goldblatt, Lee Blankenship-Brown, Stephanie Patridge

    Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, fourth edition, contains a selection of ninety-six readings organized by individual art forms as well as a final section of readings in philosophical aesthetics that cover multiple art forms. Sections include topics that are familiar to students such…

    Paperback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-08-07
    Routledge

  • Autobiographics in Freud and Derrida

    By Jane Marie Todd

    Originally published in 1990. This uniquely fascinating study approaches the problem of autobiography from two directions: first assessing theories of the self, consciousness and language developed by both Freud and Derrida; second through the reading of the autobiographical aspects of their…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

  • How Abstract Is It? Thinking Capital Now

    Edited by Rebecca Colesworthy, Peter Nicholls

    Since the start of the financial crisis in 2008, the notion that capitalism has become too abstract for all but the most rarefied specialists to understand has been widely presupposed. Yet even in academic circles, the question of abstraction itself – of what exactly abstraction is, and does, under…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play

    By Michael Y. Bennett

    Theatrical characters’ dual existence on stage and in text presents a unique, challenging case for the analytical philosopher. Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play re-examines the ontological status of theatre and its fictional objects through the "possible worlds" thesis, arguing that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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