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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Sport and Art

    An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Sport

    By Andrew Edgar

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    Sport and Art explores relationship of sport to art. It does not argue that sport is one of the arts, but rather that sport and art hold common ground. Both are ways in which humans confront philosophical challenges, though they do this through very different media. While art deploys sensual...

    Published July 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Beauty, Violence, Representation

    Edited by Lisa A. Dickson, Maryna Romanets

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music. Charting diversifying interests in the subject of violence and beauty, dealing with the multiple inflections...

    Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Law and Art

    Justice, Ethics and Aesthetics

    Edited by Oren Ben-Dor

    In engaging with the full range of 'the arts', contributors to this volume consider the relationship between law, justice, the ethical and the aesthetic. Art continually informs the ethics of a legal theory concerned to address how theoretical abstractions and concrete oppressions overlook...

    Published February 20th 2013 by Routledge-Cavendish