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New and Published Books

  1. Hegel on Beauty

    By Julia Peters

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

    While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel’s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher’s controversial ‘end of art’ thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel’s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Creative Analysis

    Art, creativity and clinical process

    By George Hagman

    Series: Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

    Creative Analysis: Art, Creativity and Clinical Process explores the dynamics of creativity in psychoanalytic treatment. It argues that the creative process of the analytic interaction is characterized by specific forms of feeling, thinking and most importantly, relating that result in the...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image

    By Alison Ross

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    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,...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Performing Beauty in Participatory Art and Culture

    By Falk Heinrich

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book investigates the notion of beauty in participatory art, an interdisciplinary form that necessitates the audience’s agential participation and that is often seen in interactive art and technology-driven media installations. After considering established theories of beauty, for example,...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others

    A Global Perspective

    By Esther Lezra

    Series: Global Horizons

    The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others examines European mistranslations and misrepresentations of black freedom dreams and self-activity as monstrous in the period of modern imperial consolidation –roughly from 1750 to 1848. This book argues that Europe’s archives of self-understanding are...

    Published March 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Images

    By John V. Kulvicki

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art. Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely...

    Published October 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. For Creative Geographies

    Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

    By Harriet Hawkins

    Series: Routledge Advances in Geography

    This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the Spatial Humanities, there is an imperative to extend and deepen considerations of the form...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture

    Edited by Lewis Johnson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility—actual, social, virtual, and imaginary—as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and...

    Published September 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Art and Ethics in a Material World

    Kant’s Pragmatist Legacy

    By Jennifer A McMahon

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    In this book, McMahon argues that a reading of Kant’s body of work in the light of a pragmatist theory of meaning and language (which arguably is a Kantian legacy) leads one to put community reception ahead of individual reception in the order of aesthetic relations. A core premise of the book is...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Life Forms and Meaning Structure

    By Alfred Schutz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This volume contains a translation of four early manuscripts by Alfred Schutz, unpublished at the time, written between 1924 and 1928. The publication of these four essays adds much to our knowledge and appreciation of the wide range of Schutz’s phenomenological and sociological interests....

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge