Aesthetics

    Death of the Artist

    By Nicola McCartney

    Paperback £16.85

    How does contemporary art subvert the role of the artist/author?

    Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia

    Hardback £37.65

    People with mirror-touch synaesthesia feel a physical sense of touch on their own bodies when they witness touch to other people and often to objects. This book brings together essays and conversations by prominent neuroscientists, anthropologists, artists, art theorists, curators, film theorists, and philosophers, to explore this phenomenon.

    Colour

    By Marion Deuchars

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    What makes a colour work? What do colours mean to artists or cultures? Why does grey make a colour stand out? What colour are the oceans? Why is the yellow of lemons something to treasure? Award-winning illustrator Marion Deuchars takes us on a journey through colour, showing how its language...

    Introducing Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

    By Darren Hudson Hick

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    'Place in garden, lawn, to beautify landscape.' When Don Featherstone's plastic pink flamingos were first advertised in the 1957 Sears catalogue, these were the instructions. The flamingos are placed on the cover of this book for another reason: to start us asking questions. That's where philosophy always begins. Introducing Aesthetics...

    Aesthetics of Ugliness

    By Karl Rosenkranz

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    In this key text in the history of art and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz shows ugliness to be the negation of beauty without being reducible to evil, materiality, or other negative terms used it's conventional condemnation. This insistence on the specificity of ugliness, and on its dynamic status as a process...

    Nancy and Visual Culture

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    These 12 essays reanimate the dialogue between interdisciplinary scholars and practicing artists that originally gave birth to visual culture as a field of study. A new translation of Nancy s essay, 'The Image: Mimesis and Methexis', reveals how Nancy s work informs, challenges and inspires our encounters with visual culture.

    Religious Philosophy of Roger Scruton

    Paperback £28.05

    In his most recent work, the contemporary philosopher Roger Scruton has turned his attention to religion. Although a religious sensibility ties together his astonishingly prodigious and dynamic output as a philosopher, poet and composer, his recent exploration of religious and theological themes from a philosophical point of view has excited...

    Improvising Improvisation

    By Gary Peters

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    There are an ever-increasing number of books on improvisation, ones that richly recount experiences in the heat of the creative moment, theorize on the essence of improvisation, and offer convincing arguments for improvisation's impact across a wide range of human activity. This book is nothing like that. In a provocative...

    Interpassivity: The Aesthetics of Delegated Enjoyment

    By Robert Pfaller

    Paperback £14.45

    Robert Pfaller advances a general theory of interpassivity as the wish for delegated consumption and enjoyment in both art and in everyday life, tackling a vast range of phenomena: culture, art, sports and religion.

    Conversations on Art and Aesthetics

    By Hans Maes

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    What is art? What counts as an aesthetic experience? Does art have to beautiful? Can one reasonably dispute about taste? What is the relation between aesthetic and moral evaluations? How do we interpret a work of art? Hans Maes presents lively conversations about these and many related questions with ten...

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