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Forthcoming Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Aesthetics After Metaphysics

    From Mimesis to Metaphor

    By Miguel Beistegui

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book focuses on a dimension of art which the philosophical tradition (from Plato to Hegel and even Adorno) has consistently overlooked, such was its commitment – explicit or implicit – to mimesis and the metaphysics of truth it presupposes. De Beistegui refers to this dimension, which unfolds...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published August 17th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein

    Seeing-As and Novelty

    Edited by Michael Beaney, Brendan Harrington, Dominic Shaw

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Seeing-as and Novelty brings together new essays that consider Wittgenstein’s treatment of the phenomenon of aspect perception in relation to the broader idea of conceptual novelty; that is, the acquisition or creation of new concepts, and the application of an acquired understanding in unfamiliar...

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Japanese Gardens

    Symbolism and Design

    By Seiko Goto, Naka Takahiro

    The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and...

    To Be Published October 6th 2015 by Routledge

  5. How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    On the Uncritical ‘Other’ of Aesthetics

    By Wes Hill

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book addresses key debates about criticality in art by tracing the delimitations between folkloric and fine art production that have affected the modernist, postmodernist and contemporary eras in different ways. It looks at the tendency to equate highly valued art with the portrayal of an...

    To Be Published December 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour

    The Residual Image

    By Elizabeth Watkins

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Drawing together theoretical and philosophical debates about the nature of colour, this book examines the significance of colour for film theories of subjectivity and sexual difference. While existing studies on colour and film have focussed on its histories, technologies and aesthetics, an...

    To Be Published December 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Critical Practice

    Artists, museums, ethics

    By Janet Marstine

    Series: Museum Meanings

    Critical Practice: Artists, Museums, Ethics is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries among art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to represent key developments in institutional critique as they impact museums. The book...

    To Be Published December 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Field Sketching and the Experience of Landscape

    By Janet Swailes

    To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge

  9. Taxidermy and Contemporary Art

    By Giovanni Aloi

    Series: Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

    From interior design, to fashion, and contemporary art, taxidermy has undergone a highly controversial resurgence in recent years. This book argues that the return of taxidermy represents much more than a simple revival. It constitutes a highly intriguing and layered cultural phenomenon...

    To Be Published January 30th 2016 by Routledge

  10. What is this thing called Art?

    By Peter Lamarque

    Series: What is this thing called?

    What is art? Why do we value it? How is meaning discerned and discovered? Can art compete with science and philosophy in the search for truth? This succinct and engaging introduction tackles some of the fundamental philosophical questions of why art, in its wide variety of forms, should matter to...

    To Be Published April 1st 2016 by Routledge