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  1. Rethinking Aesthetics

    The Role of Body in Design

    Edited by Ritu Bhatt

    Rethinking Aesthetics is the first book to bring together prominent voices in the fields of architecture, philosophy, aesthetics, and cognitive sciences to radically rethink the relationship between body and design. These essays argue that aesthetic experiences can be nurtured at any moment in...

    Published February 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Meanings of Abstract Art

    Between Nature and Theory

    Edited by Paul Crowther, Isabel Wünsche

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    Traditional art is based on conventions of resemblance between the work and that which it is a representation "of". Abstract art, in contrast, either adopts alternative modes of visual representation or reconfigures mimetic convention. This book explores the relation of abstract art to nature (...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Fifty Key Texts in Art History

    Edited by Diana Newall, Grant Pooke

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Fifty Key Texts in Art History is an anthology of critical commentaries selected from the classical period to the late modern. It explores some of the central and emerging themes, issues and debates within Art History as an increasingly expansive and globalised discipline. It features an...

    Published February 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Derrida for Architects

    By Richard Coyne

    Series: Thinkers for Architects

    Looking afresh at the implications of Jacques Derrida’s thinking for architecture, this book simplifies his ideas in a clear, concise way. Derrida‘s treatment of key philosophical texts has been labelled as "deconstruction," a term that resonates with architecture. Although his main focus is...

    Published March 21st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Benjamin for Architects

    By Brian Elliott

    Series: Thinkers for Architects

    Walter Benjamin has become a decisive reference point for a whole range of critical disciplines, as he constructed a unique and provocative synthesis of aesthetics, politics and philosophy. Examining Benjamin’s contributions to cultural criticism in relation to the works of Max Ernst, Adolf Loos,...

    Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Bourdieu for Architects

    By Helena Webster

    Series: Thinkers for Architects

    Pierre Bourdieu is arguably one of the twentieth century’s greatest socio-philosophical thinkers and his writings have much to offer anyone interested in the ways that people value, consume and produce architecture. Bourdieu spent much of his life attempting to understand cultural consumption and...

    Published July 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Quest for Gentility in China

    Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class

    Edited by Daria Berg, Chloe Starr

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The quest for gentility has shaped Chinese civilization and the formation of culture in China until the present day. This book analyzes social aspirations and cultural practices in China from 1550 to 1999, showing how the notion of gentility has evolved and retained its relevance in China from late...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  9. On Criticism

    By Noel Carroll

    Series: Thinking in Action

    In a recent poll of practicing art critics, 75 percent reported that rendering judgments on artworks was the least significant aspect of their job. This is a troubling statistic for philosopher and critic Noel Carroll, who argues that that the proper task of the critic is not simply to...

    Published October 14th 2008 by Routledge

  10. On Landscapes

    By Susan Herrington

    Series: Thinking in Action

    There is no escaping landscape: it's everywhere and part of everyone's life. Landscapes have received much less attention in aesthetics than those arts we can choose to ignore, such as painting or music – but they can tell us a lot about the ethical and aesthetic values of the societies...

    Published October 13th 2008 by Routledge