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  1. The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Berys Gaut, Dominic Lopes

    Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche,...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Introducing Philosophy of Art

    In Eight Case Studies

    By Derek Matravers

    Derek Matravers introduces students to the philosophy of art through a close examination of eight famous works of twentieth-century art. Each work has been selected in order to best illustrate and illuminate a particular problem in aesthetics. Each artwork forms a basis for a single chapter and...

    Published October 31st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Performance and the Politics of Space

    Theatre and Topology

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Benjamin Wihstutz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts. This...

    Published October 18th 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. How to Use Your Eyes

    By James Elkins

    "... visually stunning and mentally stimulating."—Scientific American "…the author of What Painting Is (1998) has written a fascinating new book filled with gorgeous illustrations that would inspire us ‘to learn to see anything.’ It's a tall order, to be sure, but one that the author pulls off...

    Published September 28th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Arguing About Art

    Contemporary Philosophical Debates, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Alex Neill, Aaron Ridley

    Series: Arguing About Philosophy

    Offering a unique 'debate' format, the third edition of the bestselling Arguing About Art is ideal for newcomers to aesthetics or philosophy of art. This lively collection presents an extensive range of short, clear introductions to each of the discussions which include: sentimentality...

    Published September 18th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Tea Culture

    Art, History and Practice

    Edited by Morgan Pitelka

    From its origins as a distinct set of ritualised practices in the sixteenth century to its international expansion in the twentieth, tea culture has had a major impact on artistic production, connoisseurship, etiquette, food, design and more recently, on notions of Japaneseness. The authors dispel...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge

  8. Art and Morality

    Edited by José Luis Bermúdez, Sebastian Gardner

    Series: International Library of Philosophy

    Featuring contributions from Matthew Kieran, Aaron Ridley, Roger Scruton and Mary Mothersill to name but a few, this collection of groundbreaking new papers on aesthetics and ethics, highlights the link between the two subjects. These leading figures tackle the important questions that arise when...

    Published April 10th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Art and Ventriloquism

    By David Goldblatt

    Series: Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture

    This exciting collection of David Goldblatt's essays, available for the first time in one volume, uses the metaphor of ventriloquism to help understand a variety of art world phenomena. It examines how the vocal vacillation between ventriloquist and dummy works within the roles of artist, artwork...

    Published September 25th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Philosophy of the Arts

    An Introduction to Aesthetics, 3rd Edition

    By Gordon Graham

    Philosophy of the Arts presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third edition is greatly enhanced by new sections on art and beauty, modern art, Aristotle and katharsis, and Hegel. Each...

    Published September 22nd 2005 by Routledge