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278 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • L'espace de la correspondance -- Dépassement de la métaphysique -- La parole émouvante du motif -- Les sensations colorantes -- À la source de l'apparaître : poésie, pensée et "image" -- Les jalons d'une rencontre -- La lecture de Rilke -- Recueillement excentrique dans la parole -- Trois versions de Cézanne -- Laisser être le poème du monde -- Le dépli de la présence et du présent -- Parole et couleur des choses-monde -- Figures de présence -- La présence : avenance et vibration -- Vibration de la couleur et profondeur -- Absence d'art et être en chemin -- Profondeur et finitude : la respiration du bleu et la juste distance -- Fluidité et solidité chromatiques du motif-monde -- Des hommes et des oeuvres -- À Bibémus : ouverture et incarnation -- Plénitude sans explétifs : les aquarelles -- Réserves et abritement : ne pas tirer les gens par la manche -- Laisser avoir lieu.
"En 1958, Martin Heidegger déclare à Aix-en-Provence : "J'ai trouvé ici le chemin de Paul Cézanne auquel, de son début jusqu'à sa fin, mon propre chemin de pensée correspond d'une certaine manière." Quel est le sens d'une telle déclaration où se rencontrent la philosophie et la peinture, mises sur le même plan ? Tel est le point de départ de ce livre, qui est aussi une réflexion sur la correspondance entre deux révolutions de pensée presque contemporaines : celle de l'art moderne puis celle de la phénoménologie. Mais dans la perspective de cette correspondance, il ne s'agit pas moins de mettre la peinture en dialogue avec la pensée philosophique que de nourrir la philosophie à partir d'une expérience incarnée de la pensée et du regard cézanniens. Dans l'un et l'autre sens sont en jeu, à travers la couleur et la parole, l'aventure humaine d'exister et la signification, inhérente à l'existence, de la responsabilité envers le monde notre monde aujourd'hui."--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 145 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Why Kant Now? 1. Placing Kant: The City of Konigsberg/ Kaliningrad. 2. The Critical Project and Architecture. 3. The Precarious Situation of Architecture and its Relation to Beauty. 4. From the Sublime to the Cosmopolitical: Building for an Infinitely Better Future. 5. Building Cosmopolitically?: "Fluid Geography" and "Total Thinking". Conclusion: Architects of the Future Unite! Further Reading. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415698689 20171211
This book introduces architects to a philosopher, Immanuel Kant, whose work was constantly informed by a concern for the world as an evolving whole. According to Kant, in this interconnected and dynamic world, humans should act as mutually dependent and responsible subjects. Given his future-oriented and ethico-politically concerned thinking, Kant is a thinker who clearly speaks to architects. This introduction demonstrates how his ideas bear pertinently and creatively upon the world in which we live now and for which we should care thoughtfully. Kant grounded his enlightened vision of philosophy's mission using an architectural metaphor: of the modest 'dwelling-house'. Far from constructing speculative 'castles in the sky' or vertiginous 'towers which reach to the heavens', he tells us that his humble aim is rather to build a 'secure home for ourselves', one which appropriately corresponds at once to the limited material resources available on our planet, and to our need for firm and solid principles to live by. This book also explores Kant's notions of cosmopolitics, which attempts to think politics from a global perspective by taking into account the geographical fact that the earth is a sphere with limited land mass and natural resources. Given the urgent topicality of sustainable development, these Kantian texts are of particular interest for architects of today. Students of architecture, who are necessarily trained in negotiating between theory and practice, gain much from considering Kant, whose critical project also consisted of testing and exploring the viability of ideas, so as to ascertain to what extent, and crucially, how ideas can have a constructive effect on the whole world, and on us as active agents therein.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415698689 20171211
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
256 pages ; 22 cm
What is dirt? What does it really mean to be dirty? Or clean? Dirt and cleaning are often associated with ideas of guilt, otherness and social control, but also with living responsibly and in harmony with the environment. In this learned, witty and groundbreaking study, Olli Lagerspetz offers a persuasive discussion of dirt and its ramifications in philosophy and culture. He argues that questions of dirt and soiling can neither be reduced to hygiene nor to ritual pollution. Instead, they are part and parcel of almost every human activity. As participants in material culture, we produce things and dispose of them but we also engage with them practically, aesthetically and morally. The book ranges through subjects and times, from Heraclitus of Ephesus, through the Renaissance, via Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger and Mary Douglas, to the hygienic products of modernity, ending with abject art. Lagerspetz constantly questions current thinking on the subject, and proposes a new view of dirt based on our physical engagement with the world. A Philosophy of Dirt is essential reading for scholars and students of philosophy, as well as all who feel soiled and want to know why.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780239187 20180326
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

4. Practice [2018]

237 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Thinking, making and doing
  • Collective action
  • Forms of repetition
  • Discipline(s).
"'Practice' is one of the key words of contemporary art, used in contexts ranging from artists? descriptions of their practice to curatorial practice, from social practice to practice-based research. This is the first anthology to investigate what contemporary notions of practice mean for art, tracing their development and speculating on where this leads. Reframing the question of practice offers new ways of reading the history of art and of evaluating particular forms of practice-based art"-- Summary.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

5. Filosofii͡a imeni [2016]

666 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 275 pages ; 25 cm.
Desmond M. Clarke presents a thematic history of French philosophy from the middle of the sixteenth century to the beginning of Louis XIV's reign. While the traditional philosophy of the schools was taught throughout this period by authors who have faded into permanent obscurity, a whole generation of writers who were not professional philosophers-some of whom never even attended a school or college-addressed issues that were prominent in French public life. Clarke explores such topics as the novel political theory espoused by monarchomachs, such as Beze and Hotman, against Bodin's account of absolute sovereignty; the scepticism of Montaigne, Charron, and Sanches; the ethical discussions of Du Vair, Gassendi, and Pascal; innovations in natural philosophy that were inspired by Mersenne and Descartes and implemened by members of the Academie royale des sciences; theories of the human mind from Jean de Silhon to Cureau de la Chambre and Descartes; and the novel arguments in support of women's education and equality that were launched by De Gournay, Du Bosc, Van Schurman and Poulain de la Barre. The writers involved were lawyers, political leaders, theologians, and independent scholars and they acknowledged, almost unanimously, the authority of the Bible as a source of knowledge that was claimed to be more reliable than the fragile powers of human understanding. Since they could not agree, however, on which books of the Bible were canonical or how that should be understood, their discussions raised questions about faith and reason that mirrored those involved in the infamous Galileo affair.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198749578 20160619
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
430 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 31 cm
2016 marks exactly 500 years since the English humanist and statesman Thomas More published in the city Leuven his world-famous book Utopia. Leuven is celebrating this milestone with a major city festival featuring exhibitions, street art, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, lectures and city walks. The cornerstone is the international, art historical exhibition 'In Search of Utopia' at M - Museum Leuven. The festival will officially start on Monday, 26 September 2016 after a festive opening weekend on 24 and 25 September and will end on 17 January 2017. In the book 'In Search of Utopia? the reader is introduced to the world of More and his friends, with the ideals and dreams of the times. The desire of far-away horizons and the cobweb of new sciences that patiently layed upon the reality. Magnificent works of the 15th- and 16th Century artists: Quinten Metsijs, Hans Holbein, Jan Gossaert en Albrecht Dürer are being brought together in this exciting and intriguing story. It shows in an unexceeded way the imagination of an ideal world.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
lxxxix, 443 pages ; 24 cm
The first unabridged English translation of the correspondence between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Georg Ernst Stahl detailing their opposing philosophies The correspondence between the eighteenth-century mathematician and philosopher G. W. Leibniz and G. E. Stahl, a chemist and physician at the court of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia, known as the Leibniz-Stahl Controversy, is one of the most important intellectual contributions on theoretical issues concerning pre-biological thinking. Editors Francois Duchesneau and Justin E. H. Smith offer readers the first fully annotated English translation of this fascinating exchange of philosophical views on divine action, the order of nature, causality and teleology, and the soul-body relationship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300161144 20160928
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxix, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Peter R. Costello Overview Licia Carlson Phenomenological Method Chapter 1 Phenomenological Description and Artistic Expression John Russon Chapter 2 On the Possibility of the 'Purity' and Primacy of Art: A Phenomenological Analysis Based in Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, and Kant Galen A. Johnson Chapter 3 In the Interest of Art John Lysaker Chapter 4 Between Fabrication and Form: Heidegger's Phenomenology of the Work of Art Brian Rogers Visual Arts Chapter 5 Husserl, Expressionism, and the Eidetic Impulse in Brucke's Woodcut Christian Lotz Chapter 6 Blind Narcissism: Derrida, Klee, and Merleau-Ponty on the Line Scott Marratto Chapter 7 Perceptual Openness and Institutional Closure in the Contemporary Artworks of Luis Jacob and Phillip Buntin Kirsten Jacobson Literature Chapter 8 An Organism of Words: Merleau-Ponty on Embodiment, Language and Literature Susan Bredlau Chapter 9 Questioning the Material of Meaning: Merleau-Ponty, Adorno, and Beckett on the Dynamic Character of Expression Whitney Howell Chapter 10 "Thinking According to Others": Expression, Intimacy, and the Passage of Time in Merleau-Ponty and Woolf. Laura McMahon Music Chapter 11 Another Standard: Jazz Music and the Experience of Self-Transcendence Jeff Morrisey Chapter 12 Encounters with Musical Others Licia Carlson Place and Action Chapter 13 Of Earth and Sky: The Phenomenology of James Turrell's Roden Crater Project Matthew Goodwin Chapter 14 Transitional Objects, Playful Faculties, and Par-ergon-omics-Moving Together Towards Religious Art Peter Costello Chapter 15 Hegel and the Phenomenology of Art David Ciavatta.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498506502 20170123
Phenomenology and the Arts develops the interplay between phenomenology as a historical movement and a descriptive method within Continental philosophy and the arts. Divided into five themes, the book explores first how the phenomenological method itself is a kind of artistic endeavor that mirrors what it approaches when it turns to describe paintings, dramas, literature, and music. From there, the book turns to an analysis and commentary on specific works of art within the visual arts, literature, music, and sculpture. Contributors analyze important historical figures in phenomenology-Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. But there is also a good deal of work on art itself-Warhol, Klee, jazz, and contemporary and renaissance artists and artworks. Edited by Peter R. Costello and Licia Carlson, this book will be of interest to students in philosophy, the arts, and the humanities in general, and scholars of phenomenology will notice incredibly rich, groundbreaking research that helps to resituate canonical figures in phenomenology with respect to what their works can be used to describe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498506502 20170123
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

10. Bild, Ding, Kunst [2015]

240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 307 pages ; 23 cm
  • Prehensity
  • Intensity
  • Potentiality
  • Sensibility.
Even as media in myriad forms increasingly saturate our lives, we nonetheless tend to describe our relationship to it in terms from the twentieth century: we are consumers of media, choosing to engage with it. In Feed-Forward, Mark B. N. Hansen shows just how outmoded that way of thinking is: media is no longer separate from us but has become an inescapable part of our very experience of the world. Engaging deeply with the speculative empiricism of philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, Hansen reveals how new media call into play elements of sensibility that deeply affect human selfhood without in any way belonging to the human. From social media to datamining to new sensor technologies, media in the twenty-first century work largely outside the realm of perceptual consciousness, yet at the same time inflect our every sensation. Understanding that paradox, Hansen shows, offers us a chance to put forward a radically new vision of human becoming, one that enables us to reground the human in a non-anthropocentric view of the world and our experience in it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226199726 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
159 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 29 cm
  • Das Ereignis
  • "Hütte der Freundschaft oder Barther Elysium" : der kulturhistorische Hintergrund für den helvetisch-deutschen Dialog in Barth vom Frühjahr 1763 bis zum Beginn des Jahres 1764
  • Katalogteil 1 : das Zürcher Milieu um 1760
  • Der Gastgeber
  • Johann Joachim Spalding (1714-1804) und die helvetisch-deutsche Begegnung in Barth vom 3. Mai 1763 bis zum 22. Januar 1764
  • Katalogteil 2 : der Gastgeber in Barth
  • Die Gäste
  • Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801), Johann Heinrich Füßli (1741-1825), Felix Heß (1742-1768)
  • Katalogteil 3 : die Gäste und ihre Werke
  • Ausblick
  • "Das verlorene Paradies" oder Visionen und Träume des Grauens : auf dem Weg zur "Schwarzen Romantik"
  • Katalogteil 4 : Ausblick auf Füßlis Schaffen nach dem Besuch in Barth
  • Anhang
  • (Unveröffentlichte) Briefe (1762-1763) zum helvetisch-deutschen Dialog in Barth aus der Zentralbibliothek in Zürich (ausgewählt von Gerd-Helge Vogel, transkribiert und kommentiert von Gerd Meyerhoff)
  • Kurzbiographien
  • Auswahlbibliographie
  • Danksagung
  • Leihgeber & Bildnachweis
  • Personenverzeichnis.
"Im Jahre 1762 erschütterte ein Korruptionsskandal über die Machenschaften des Landvogts von Grüningen, den drei junge Theologiestudenten -- Johann Caspar Lavater, Johann Heinrich Füßli und Felix Heß -- aufgedeckt hatten, den gesamten Kanton Zürich. Aufgrund der politischen Brisanz dieses Ereignisses sahen sich die drei jungen, für Gerechtigkeit kämpfenden 'Rebellen' gegen das Ancien régime veranlasst, zeitweise ihre Heimat zu verlassen, um ihre literarischen, theologischen und philosophischen Studien beim Aufklärungstheologen Johann Joachim Spalding in Barth in Schwedisch-Pommern vom Frühjahr 1763 bis Anfang 1764 fortzusetzen. Spalding hatte mit seiner Schrift 'Die Bestimmung des Menschen' ethische Maßstäbe gesetzt, die nicht nur die drei Zürcher Theologen faszinierten. Damit ging damals von Barth ein Geist der Aufklärung und Rechtschaffenheit aus, der nicht allein die Entwicklung der Ideale der Aufklärung in Europa vorantrieb, sondern an seiner Aktualität bis heute nichts eingebüßt hat. Die Ausstellung und der Begleitband präsentieren erstmals in diesem Kontext die Werke der Literatur und Malerei, die im Umkreis und Nachwirkung dieses helvetisch-deutschen Dialogs von 1763/64 entstanden sind, und stellen sie in einen zeitgeschichtlichen Kontext."--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 254 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
This volume provides insight into the work of the "Collegium for the Advanced Study of the Picture Act and Embodiment" at the London Warburg Institute. It gathers a range of studies on the history and anthropology of the "picture act" (Bildakt), on phenomena related to the haptic experience of the image, on the living dynamics of internal and external movement in imagery and language, and on methodological aspects of picture act theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110364637 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
40 p. ; 20 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 508 p. ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

16. Symbolic misery [2014 - ]

volumes <1-2> ; 23 cm
  • Call to Adventure Notice to the Reader Prologue with Chorus Sensibility s Machinic Turn and Music s Privilege I Sensing through Participation Or the Art of Acting Out II Setting Out From Warhol and Beuys III Us All Individuation as Trans-formation and Trans-formation as Social Sculpture IV Freud s Repression Where the Living Seize the Dead and Vice Versa V The Disjunctive Conjunction Mais ou est donc Ornicar?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745652672 20160619
In this important new book, leading cultural theorist and philosopher Bernard Stiegler re-examines the relationship between politics and art in the contemporary world. Our hyper-industrial epoch represents what Stiegler terms a 'katastroph of the sensible'. This katastroph is not an apocalypse or the end of everything, but the denouement of a drama; it is the final act in the process of psychic and collective individuation known as the 'West'. Hyper-industrialization has brought about the loss of symbolic participation and the destruction of primordial narcissism, the very condition for individuation. It is in this context that artists have a unique role to play. When not subsumed in the capitalist economy, they are able to resist its synchronizing tendency, offering the possibility of reimagining the contemporary model of aesthetic participation. This highly original work - the second in Stiegler's Symbolic Misery series - will be of particular interest to students in philosophy, media and cultural studies, contemporary art and sociology, and will consolidate Stiegler's reputation as one of the most original cultural theorists of our time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745652672 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction Part 1: Positioning 1.1 Context 1.2 Resisting Boundaries 1.3 Architecture Unspoken Part 2: Archaeology 2.1 Human Sciences, Knowledge and Architecture 2.2 Archaeology as Difference Part 3: Enclosure 3.1 Madness 3.2 The Asylum 3.3 The Clinic 3.4 The Prison Part 4: Bodies 4.1 The History of Sexuality 4.2 Sexuality, Knowledge and the Structure of Aesthetic Experience 4.3 Biopower 4.4 Bodies, Architecture and Cities Part 5: Spatiality/Aesthetics 5.1 Spatiality and its Themes 5.2 Avant-Garde and the Language of Space 5.3 Deleuzian Century 5.4 Ad Finem Further Reading Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415693301 20160611
From the mid-1960s onwards Michel Foucault has had a significant impact on diverse aspects of culture, knowledge and arts including architecture and its critical discourse. The implications for architecture have been wide-ranging. His archaeological and genealogical approaches to knowledge have transformed architectural history and theory, while his attitude to arts and aesthetics led to a renewed focus on the avant-garde. Prepared by an architect, this book offers an excellent entry point into the remarkable work of Michel Foucault, and provides a focused introduction suitable for architects, urban designers, and students of architecture. Foucault's crucial juxtaposition of space, knowledge and power has unlocked novel spatial possibilities for thinking about design in architecture and urbanism. While the philosopher's ultimate attention on the issues of body and sexuality has defined our understanding of the possibilities and limits of human condition and its relation to architecture. The book concentrates on a number of historical and theoretical issues often addressed by Foucault that have been grouped under the themes of archaeology, enclosure, bodies, spatiality and aesthetics in order to examine and demonstrate their relevancy for architectural knowledge, its history and its practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415693301 20160611
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 139 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. The Play of Art and the Art of Architecture 3. Historical Understanding and Architecture's Past 4. Humanism in the Age of Science 5. Practical Wisdom in Creative Collaboration 6. Architecture as a Way of Being Conclusion: The Hermeneutically-Minded Architect.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415522724 20160615
Providing a concise and accessible introduction to the work of the celebrated twentieth century German philosopher, Hans-Georg Gadamer, this book focuses on the aspects of Gadamer's philosophy that have been the most influential among architects, educators in architecture, and architectural theorists. Gadamer's philosophy of art gives a special place to the activity of "play" as it occurs in artistic creation. His reflections on meaning and symbolism in art draw upon his teacher, Martin Heidegger, while moving Heidegger's thought in new directions. His theory of interpretation, or "philosophical hermeneutics, " offers profound ways to understand the influence of the past upon the present and to appropriate cultural history in ever new forms. For architects, architectural theorists, architectural historians, and students in these fields, Gadamer's thought opens a world of possibilities for understanding how building today can be rich with human meaning, relating to architecture's history in ways that do not merely repeat nor repudiate that history. In addition, Gadamer's sensitivity to the importance of practical thinking - to the way that theory arises out of practice - gives his thought a remarkable usefulness in the everyday work of professional life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415522724 20160615
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxiv, 491 p. ; 22 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION: THE PYTHAGOREAN QUESTION: PROBLEMS, METHODS, AND SOURCES -- 1. The Early Tradition on Pythagoras and its Development -- 2. Biography: sources, facts, and legends -- 3. Who were the Pythagoreans? -- 4. The Pythagorean communities -- 5. Mathematici and Acusmatici. The Pythagorean symbols -- 6. Shamanism and Metempsychosis -- 7. Mathematics -- 8. Harmonics and Acoustics -- 9. Astronomy -- 10. Medicine and Life Sciences -- 11. Pythagorean Philosophies -- 12. Pythagorean Number Doctrine in the Academy and Lyceum -- ABBREVIATIONS OF THE SOURCES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199289318 20160609
Pythagoras (c. 570 - c. 495 BC), arguably the most influential thinker among the Presocratics, emerges in ancient tradition as a wise teacher, an outstanding mathematician, an influential politician, and as a religious and ethical reformer. He claimed to possess supernatural powers and was the kind of personality who attracted legends. In contrast to his controversial and elusive nature, the early Pythagoreans, such as the doctors Democedes and Alcmaeon, the Olympic victors Milon and Iccus, the botanist Menestor, the natural philosopher Hippon, and the mathematicians Hippasus and Theodorus, all appear in our sources as 'rational' as they can possibly be. It was this 'normality' that ensured the continued existence of Pythagoreanism as a philosophical and scientific school till c. 350 BC. This volume offers a comprehensive study of Pythagoras and the early Pythagoreans through an analysis of the many representations of the Teacher and his followers, allowing the representations to complement and critique each other. Relying predominantly on sources dating back to before 300 BC, Zhmud portrays a more historical picture of Pythagoras, of the society founded by him, and of its religion than is known from the late antique biographies. In chapters devoted to mathematical and natural sciences cultivated by the Pythagoreans and to their philosophies, a critical distinction is made between the theories of individual figures and a generalized 'all-Pythagorean teaching', which is known from Aristotle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199289318 20160609
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)