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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 138 new and published books in the subject of Aesthetics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Performance and Phenomenology

    Traditions and Transformations

    Edited by Maaike Bleeker, Jon Foley Sherman, Eirini Nedelkopoulou

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book offers a timely discussion about the interventions and tensions between two contested and contentious fields, performance and phenomenology, with international case studies that map an emerging 21st century terrain of critical and performance practice. Building on the foundational texts...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Shifting Focus

    Strangers and Strangeness in Literature and Education

    Edited by Peter Roberts

    Series: Educational Philosophy and Theory

    There is a long history of interest in ‘strangers’ and ‘strangeness’ in the West. Literature lends itself particularly well to an exploration of the strange in its richly varied forms, having often contained portraits of outsiders. These portraits depict people who are strange in their unusual...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Imagination and the Imaginary

    By Kathleen Lennon

    The concept of the imaginary is pervasive within contemporary thought, yet can be a baffling and often controversial term. In Imagination and the Imaginary, Kathleen Lennon explores the links between imagination - regarded as the faculty of creating images or forms - and the imaginary, which links...

    Published February 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The World of Perception

    By Maurice Merleau-Ponty

    'Painting does not imitate the world, but is a world of its own.'In 1948, Maurice Merleau-Ponty wrote and delivered on French radio a series of seven lectures on the theme of perception. Translated here into English for the first time, they offer a lucid and concise insight into one of the great...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)

    Science, Art and the Human World

    By Anthony O'Hear

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche’s words: ‘To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life’. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. On Not Looking

    The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

    Edited by Frances Guerin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Food Ethics: The Basics

    By Ronald Sandler

    Series: The Basics

    Food Ethics: The Basics is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the ethical dimensions of the production and consumption of food. It offers an impartial exploration of the most prominent ethical questions relating to food and agriculture including: • Should we eat animals? • Are locally...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Gaston Bachelard

    Critic of Science and the Imagination

    By Cristina Chimisso

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

    In this new study, Cristina Chimisso explores the work of the French Philosopher of Science, Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) by situating it within French cultural life of the first half of the century. The book is introduced by a study - based on an analysis of portraits and literary representations...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge