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147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Politics and Democracy 3. Public Space and Late Modern Forms of Public Practice 4. Political and Aesthetic Discursive Practice 5. Power-Oriented Aesthetic Interventions in Politics 6. Artistic Interventions in the Field of Political Practice 7. Current Developmental Perspectives of Public Discourse.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815356424 20180430
Do aesthetic appeals to senses and emotions in political debate necessarily marginalise political reason and reduce citizens to consumers - thus dangerously undermining democracy? Or is sensuous-emotional engagement, on the contrary, a basic fact of the political process and a crucial precondition for revitalising democracy? Aesthetics and Political Culture in Modern Society investigates the current interrelationship between aesthetic practice and political practice in Western democracies, focusing on its impact on democratic political culture. Henrik Kaare Nielsen argues that aesthetic interventions in the political process do not by definition undermine politics' content of reason. Instead, a differentiation must be made between a multiplicity of aesthetic forms of intervention - some of which tend to weaken the political judgement of citizens while other forms tend to stimulate competent judgement. This book will be of interest to scholars in the fields of political science, sociology, media studies, and cultural studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815356424 20180430
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293 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. The aesthetics of embodied life. Philosophy and science. Pragmatism, cognitive science, and the embodied mind
  • Philosophy's debt to metaphor
  • Experiencing language: what's missing in linguistic pragmatism?
  • Keeping the pragmatism in neuropragmatism
  • Metaphor-based values in scientific models
  • Morality and law. Cognitive science and morality
  • Moral imagination
  • Mind, metaphor, law
  • Art and the aesthetics of life. Identity, bodily meaning, and art
  • Dewey's big idea for aesthetics
  • The embodied meaning of architecture
  • What becomes of philosophy, morality, and art?
Green Library
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234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Philosophers say what art is and then scientists and then other scholars study how we are equipped, cognitively and socially, to make art and appreciate it. This time-honoured approach will not work. Recent science reveals that we have poor intuitive access to artistic and aesthetic phenomena. Dominic McIver Lopes argues for a new approach that mandates closer integration, from the start, between aesthetics and the human sciences. In these eleven essays he proposes a methodology especially suited to aesthetics, where problems in philosophy are addressed principally by examining how aesthetic phenomena are understood in the human sciences. Since the human sciences include much of the humanities as well as the social, behavioural, and brain sciences, the methodology promises to integrate arts research across the academy. Aesthetics on the Edge opens with a four essays outlining the methodology and its potential. The following essays put the methodology to work, shedding light on the perceptual and social-pragmatic capacities that are implicated in responding to works of art, especially images, but also music, literature, and conceptual art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198796657 20180717
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339 pages ; 22 cm
  • Par occasions (temps qui passent) -- Tu passais -- Oubli du matin -- Non-savoir de la passante -- Mademoiselle Occasion -- Par marges et raccourcis -- "Aperçues", féminin pluriel -- L'image au galop -- Travailler aux travers -- Mon vieux Traces -- Sporades, pollens et autres poussières -- Cent mille milliards d'images -- Un corps qui n'est pas vu disparaît-il ? -- On ferme -- Autre passante, l'appel du style -- Extases de phrases -- J'objecte -- Soudain s'apercevoir -- Image misérable, image-miracle -- Machine à coudre et parapluie -- Sur la table de dissection, donc -- Air et chair, clair et opaque -- Forme pure avec poussière -- Totô et Ninetto sortent de l'école -- Vent passe, malheur se lève -- L'accident, l'aressemblance -- La modification -- Ce jaune-ci, là-bas, ici -- Choses vues en passant -- Le mystère, juste devant nous -- Polaroïds : fissures dans le béton avec perles colorées -- La fente au bout du bâton -- Danser sur un air de dialectique -- Dialectique, oui, synthèse, non -- Image, langage : l'autre dialectique -- Penser sur le qui-vive -- Feuille, pellicule, barricade -- À quelle vitesse se déplace le verbe ? -- Langage-parade -- Aperçue sonore -- Spectateur non-spectateur -- Grande âme ou pas -- Dans la peau de l'aperçue -- Un dernier pas de danse -- Par blessures (temps qui frappent) -- Qui aperçoit désire, est blessé -- Voir comme jamais -- Les yeux sont-ils des trous ? -- Dernières lueurs -- Petites étoiles rouges au bord des larmes -- Taches de couleur, taches de douleur -- Rouge est un corps, une activité -- Puissamment rouge -- Simultanéité contradictoire -- Gorge, forge, force -- Vague à lame -- Drapés à coups de hache -- On oublie mieux en aiguisant ses couteaux -- Douleur-mouvement -- Une histoire de lucioles -- "Dessine ce que tu vois" -- Grandes questions, maigres réponses -- Plein les yeux -- Cité idéale avec snipers -- "Inévitable" -- Athènes aperçue : de la culture et de la barbarie -- Chaussure de bébé accrochée au pare-chocs -- La meurtrière -- De figures à figurants -- Au point de vue de la servante -- Pauvre lutteur de temps -- Modeste chef-d'oeuvre -- Faire la révolution, sans oublier maman -- Résolu à pleurer sa mère -- Le sourire-masque -- La plus grande délicatesse -- Un rêve, porter secours -- À distance : en tension -- Où passent les frontières -- "Artist Unknown" -- Vintage -- Prendre "son" parti ? -- Politique du dernier mot -- Confiance et critique -- Face à face à matière -- Quelle beauté, quelle horreur -- Fondre et fendre l'espace -- Rehausser d'ombres -- Manières de tomber -- Survivant, soulevé -- Chanson douce avec coupure -- Par survivances (temps qui reviennent) -- "Où donc l'ai-je déjà vue ?" -- Chroniques anachroniques -- Le temps inscrit à même le sol -- Pas de porte avec anfractuosités -- Chien enlisé dans la scène -- Abymes d'abîmes -- Exposer ses replis aussi -- N'oublie pas le sous-sol -- Radical, radiculaire -- Changer de radical -- Définir le temps ?
  • Un détail, et le temps tout entier -- "La vraie beauté des livres." -- Pour que tout revienne à tout le monde -- Prendre, sur une table, les pierres au mot -- Du déchet comme polypier d'images -- Déposition de fraises -- Le verbe voit et ne voit pas -- Platon, Plotin, Pléthon, Plateau -- Au bout du nez du dieu -- Bleu du ciel pétrifié -- Dans quel sens un geste est-il antique ? -- American Girl in Italy -- Athènes-Oraibi, via Cocao -- La survivance nous divise-t-elle ? -- Ninfa laboriosa, tragique au travail -- Courage de la fileuse -- Paname-padam -- Digne de son grand-père -- Logique de ce qui demeure -- Le moindre motif -- Estran, l'oeuvre du rivage -- Dieu, migraine, effet spécial -- Quatre façons de cracher de l'âme -- Doudou, l'essence et la matière -- Gradiva à poils, ou sauvagerie de la mémoire -- Quand la mémoire vient aux choses -- Petite relique de haine -- Vitrine, autel, vitrine -- Cinquième avenue, coup de grisou -- Quelque chose d'étrange -- Inestimable petite chose -- Le cube noir au front du mourant -- L'ironie du samedi -- Oncle Rudi -- Léon, Le6n -- Bronislaw et Benjamin -- Alex et Jonas -- Au moins deux voix pour dire le lien -- Pleurer-penser -- Il pleure, donc il vit -- Comme s'il se soulevait encore -- Dialectiquement pleurer -- Par désirs (temps qui adviennent) -- Ses lèvres indistinctes -- Écrire l'abord -- L'expérience pour voir -- Lire, voir, écrire -- Hors-je -- De soi déplacer l'image -- Selon moi, selon l'autre -- "Je", c'est-à-dire "nous" -- "Tu exagères" -- Briser un labyrinthe -- Préparer le terrain -- "Quand j'entends le mot affect, je sors mon..." -- Regard, rumeur, valeur -- Comme une main devant la flamme -- L'image est un enfant qui joue -- Danse de la première neige -- Rire aux larmes, ou le gag du survivant révolutionnaire -- Oiseau vif et immobile dans l'air -- Le monde soulevé -- Cinéma-présage -- Voir venir -- Suivre du regard -- "Mot qui revient toujours de temps en temps" -- Spinoza et la femme à sa fenêtre -- Mettre les voiles -- La jeune fille au plat d'yeux -- "Oh, my God !" -- Du drapé comme sourcil -- Au vu et à l'insu -- Féminin survivant -- Totum pro parte -- En chair mais en os -- Lèvres selon lèvres -- Olympia, horizon d'attente -- Espace embrassé -- Fille qui me regarde, que je deviens -- Chiffrage-image -- Ne pas oublier les esquisses -- Gloire à ton prénom -- Avec elle, au loin -- Penser au réveil -- Juste là où elle s'ouvre un peu -- Le petit pli du désir -- Doigts qui bandent, ou de la disproportion -- Tête à tette -- Méthode : caresse.
"Choses vues, non, pas même vues jusqu'au bout. Choses simplement entrevues, aperçues. Êtres qui passent, souvent au féminin pluriel, comme la Béatrice de Dante, Laura de Pétrarque, la "nymphe" d'Aby Warburg, la Gradiva de Jensen et de Freud ou la "passante" anonyme des rues parisiennes selon Charles Baudelaire. Créatures ou simples formes qui surgissent ou qui tombent. Instants de surprise, ou d'admiration, ou de désir, ou de volupté, ou d'inquiétude, ou de rire. Impressions enfantines, deuils. Colères aussi. Réflexions esquissées. Instants critiques. Ou descriptions, tout simplement. Phraser le passage des aperçues ? Comme un recueil de circonstances, de visions en bribes, d'émotions inattendues, de pensées qui s'inventent devant des choses ou des êtres apparaissants, apparus et, très vite, disparaissants, disparus. Une phénoménologie, une poétique, une érotique du regard s'esquissent. Tout cela devenu, sans crier gare, un journal sans continuité, un ensemble de récits sans personnages bien définis, un autoportrait sans visage unique. Remonter ce journal en désordre. Découvrir, alors, qu'il était fait d'occasions (où les temps passent vite), de blessures (où les temps frappent fort), de survivances (où les temps reviennent toujours) et de désirs (où les temps adviennent pour un futur entraperçu)."--Page 4 of cover.
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xiv, 202 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : in respect of the ordinary
  • Leading an ordinary life : philosophy and the ordinary
  • Something completely different : Steven Wright, comedy, and the uncanny ordinary
  • How to dwell : John Ashbery and the poetics of the ordinary
  • Artful things : looking at Warhol looking at the everyday.
"In Art of the Ordinary, Deming brings together the arts, philosophy, and psychology in new and compelling ways so as to offer generative, provocative insights into how we think and represent the world to others as well as to ourselves"--.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501720154 20180618
Cutting across literature, film, art, and philosophy, Art of the Ordinary is a trailblazing, cross-disciplinary engagement with the ordinary and the everyday. Because, writes Richard Deming, the ordinary is always at hand, it is, in fact, too familiar for us to perceive it and become fully aware of it. The ordinary he argues, is what most needs to be discovered and yet is something that can never be approached, since to do so is to immediately change it. Art of the Ordinary explores how philosophical questions can be revealed in surprising places-as in a stand-up comic's routine, for instance, or a Brillo box, or a Hollywood movie. From negotiations with the primary materials of culture and community, ways of reading "self" and "other" are made available, deepening one's ability to respond to ethical, social, and political dilemmas. Deming picks out key figures, such as the philosophers Stanley Cavell, Arthur Danto, and Richard Wollheim; poet John Ashbery; artist Andy Warhol; and comedian Steven Wright, to showcase the foundational concepts of language, ethics, and society. Deming interrogates how acts of the imagination by these people, and others, become the means for transforming the alienated ordinary into a presence of the everyday that constantly and continually creates opportunities of investment in its calls on interpretive faculties. In Art of the Ordinary, Deming brings together the arts, philosophy, and psychology in new and compelling ways so as to offer generative, provocative insights into how we think and represent the world to others as well as to ourselves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501720147 20180618
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167 pages ; 21 cm.
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xi, 220 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors VII 1 Introduction: Exploring Nature's Texture Sigurd Bergmann and Forrest Clingerman Part 1: Seeing 2 With-In: Towards an Aesth/Ethics of Prepositions Sigurd Bergmann 3 The Atmospheric Turn Karolina Sobecka Part 2: Wondering 4 Wonder and Ernst Haeckel's Aesthetics of Nature Whitney Bauman 5 Art without an Object but with Impact George Steinmann 6 Between Science and Art: An Anthropological Odyssey Tim Ingold Part 3: Connecting 7 The Black Wood: Relations, Empathy and a Feeling of Oneness in Caledonian Pine Forests Reiko Goto and Tim Collins 8 Cultivated and Governed or Free and Wild? On Assessing Gardens and Parks Aesthetically Arto Haapala 9 Where Embodiment Meets Environment: A Meditation on the Work of Hans Breder and Ana Mendieta with an Accompanying Interview with Hans Breder J. Sage Elwell 10 Conclusion: The Aesthetic Roots of Environmental Amnesia: The Work of Art and the Imagination of Place Forrest Clingerman Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355354 20180917
Humans have been described as "meaning-making animals." At the threshold of the Anthropocene, how might humans artistically envision their place in the world? Do humans possess cultural tools, which will allow us to imagine new possibilities and relationships with the natural environment at a time when our material surroundings are under siege? Exploring Nature's Texture looks at the imaginative possibilities of using the visual arts to address the breakdown of the human relationship with the environment. Bringing together contributions from artists, theologians, anthropologists and philosophers, it investigates the arts as a bridge between culture and nature, as well as between the human and more-than-human world. Contributors: Whitney A. Bauman, Sigurd Bergmann, Forrest Clingerman, Timothy M. Collins, J. Sage Elwell, Reiko Goto, Arto Haapala, Tim Ingold, Karolina Sobecka, George Steinmann.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355354 20180917
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xiii, 156 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Jump Number Ten Introduction: Theorizing the Sublime Part 1: Sublime Terror and Violence in the 21st Century 1: 9/11, Sublimity, Ruination, and the War over Architecture The violence of Sublime Architecture A Terrifying Nostalgia 2: the Stockhausen Syndrome & the Role of Art, Image, and Spectacle in an Age of Terror Icarus Attention Deficit Disorder: Contemporary Terror Attacks and Spectacle 3: The Sublime Moment in Contemporary Literature and the Nostalgia for a Lost Innocence Foregrounding the Moment of Terror in Literature In Search of a Lost Innocence Part 2: The Sublime in the Digital Age and Nostalgia for the Real 4: Digital Nostalgia and the Sublime Utopias of Cyber-Space Cyber-Utopia Digital-Dystopia Retro Gaming: Nostalgia and the Celebration of the Pixel 5: Sublime Special Effects in Contemporary Cinema and Nostalgia for Physical and Mechanical Special Effects Remaking the Past An Uncanny Nostalgia for the Real "Staring into those Black Eyes": Jaws and Nostalgia for the Mechanical Sublime Conclusion: "Show me the Way to go Home": Sublime Apathy and Nostalgia Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138220997 20180115
This book re-examines the role of the sublime across a range of disparate cultural texts, from architecture and art, to literature, digital technology, and film, detailing a worrying trend towards nostalgia and arguing that, although the sublime has the potential to be the most powerful uniting aesthetic force, it currently spreads fear, violence, and retrospection. In exploring contemporary culture, this book touches on the role of architecture to provoke feelings of sublimity, the role of art in the aftermath of destructive events, literature's establishment of the historical moment as a point of sublime transformation and change, and the place of nostalgia and the returning of past practices in digital culture from gaming to popular cinema.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138220997 20180115
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xxv, 245 pages ; 22 cm
When Kent Nerburn received a letter from Jennifer, a young woman questioning her calling to spend her life in the arts, the writer and artist was struck by how closely her questions mirrored the doubts and yearnings of his own youth. Nerburn resolved that he would write his own letter: a letter of welcome and encouragement to all young artists setting out on the same strange and magical journey, sharing the wisdom of a life spent working in the arts. From struggles with money and the bitterness of rejection, to spiritual questions of inspiration and authenticity, Dancing With the Gods offers insight, solace and courage to help young artists on the winding road to artistic fulfilment. Tender and joyous, it is a celebration of art's power to transform the darkest of human experience and give voice to the grandest of human hopes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786891150 20180910
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vi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: "The dirt doesn't get any worse": The Alliance of Camp and Dirt Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Georg Vogt and Franziska Bergmann Part I: Upside - Downside - Upside: Camp's Dialectic of Dirt and Beauty 1. The Jewel in the Gutter: Camp and the Incorporation of Dirt Ingrid Hotz- Davies 2. Camp Conquests: Deconstructing the Sublime in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Christian Lassen 3. "The Odd and Gory Things in Life": Roy Raz' Music Videos and Camp Aesthetics Gero Bauer 4. Camp as a Critical Strategy in And the Spring Comes Zairong Xiang Part II: Trash, Dirt and Leftovers: The Oscillations of Matter 5. The "Available" Joe Brainard David Bergman 6. Dirty Sound: The Camp Materialism of Blood Orgy of the Leather Girls Kristina Pia Hofer 7. Camping Out in the Detritus of the 1960s Queer Underground: The "Moldy" Fantasies of Jack Smith Ronald Gregg 8. A Camp Fairy Tale: The Dirty Class of John Waters' Desperate Living Giulia Palladini 9. Malapropos Desires: The Cinematic Oikos of Grey Gardens Georg Vogt Part III: Debris of the Past 10. Camp Patina: Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Transvestism and Grunderzeit Furniture Franziska Bergmann 11. Camping Indigeneity: The Queer Politics of Kent Monkman Astrid M. Fellner 12. Innocence Unprotected: Camp in Yugoslavian Cinema Milisava Petkovic.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415790789 20171030
"Camp" is often associated with glamour, surfaces and an ostentatious display of chic, but as these authors argue, there is an underside to it that has often gone unnoticed: camp's simultaneous investment in dirt, vulgarity, the discarded and rejected, the abject. This book explores how camp challenges and at the same time celebrates what is arguably the single most important and foundational cultural division, that between the dirty and the clean. In refocusing camp as a phenomenon of the dark underside as much as of the glamorous surface, the collection hopes to offer an important contribution to our understanding of the cultural politics and aesthetics of camp.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415790789 20171030
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120 pages ; 21 cm.
  • L'espoir d'une beauté apaisante -- La promesse de la beauté apollinienne -- La spiritualisation de l'homme sensible -- La sensibilisation de l'homme spirituel -- Une éducation esthétique institutrice d'humanité -- La rencontre d'une beauté excitante -- L'inquiétante étrangeté de la beauté dionysiaque -- L'hyper-sensibilisation de l'homme sensible -- La dé-spiritualisation de l'homme spirituel -- Une non-éducation esthétique destitutrice d'humanité -- A la recherche de la beauté perdue -- Le libre jeu du beau idéal comme forme vivante -- La réconciliation du sensible et de l'intelligible en chacun et entre tous -- La refondation esthétique du sens commun éthico-politique -- Pour une éducation esthétique ré-institutrice d'humanité.
"Qu'y a-t-il de plus paradoxal et de plus profondément décevant que de ne plus pouvoir parler ouvertement aujourd'hui de la beauté sans être soupçonné de naïveté, tant elle a été elle-même frappée de mutisme voire d'interdiction par toutes les "déconstructions" de la métaphysique, toutes les "ruptures" des "avant-gardes artistiques", toutes les industries du divertissement de masse et toutes les formes de nihilisme qui en résultent ? La beauté ne continue-t-elle pas, pourtant, de faire l'objet d'une irréductible expérience qui, modestement mais résolument, féconde toujours l'existence humaine, dans sa dimension proprement esthétique, certes, mais aussi dans les domaines éthique (comme en amour et en amitié) et socio-politique (dans le partage du sensible nécessaire à tout sens commun) ? C'est à redonner la parole et droit de cité à cette expérience de la beauté que nous espérons ici contribuer, en dialogue avec les Anciens et les Modernes, en nous instruisant à la fois des principes de la philosophie et des révélations de la littérature et des autres arts, comme de la vie la plus quotidienne."--Page 4 of cover.
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ix, 219 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements Introduction / Peter Quigley I. The Relevance of Beauty 1. "It is out of fashion to say so": The Language of Nature and the Rhetoric of Beauty in Robinson Jeffers / Tim Hunt 2. Thoreau's Poetics of Nature / Arnold Berleant 3. The Pout's Nest and the Painter's Eye / Frank Stewart 4. "Yet How Beautiful It Is!": Work, Ethics, and Beauty in Stegner's Angle of Repose / Tyler Nickl 5. Renaissance Aesthetics, Picturesque Beauty, the Natural Landscape: An Essay Examining the Rise and Fall of the Impulse toward Beauty / Mark Luccarelli II. Beauty and Engagement 6. Toward an Ecofeminist Aesthetic of Reconnection / Greta Gaard 7. Beauty and the Body: Towards an Ecofeminist Aesthetic that Includes Loving Our Naked Selves / Janine DeBaise 8. Dystopia and Utopia in a Nuclear Landscape: Emerging Aesthetics in Satoyama / Yuki Masami 9. Know Beauty, Know Justice: Why Beauty Matters in the Classroom / ShaunAnne Tangney III. Materiality, Transcendence, and Aesthetics 10. Nature's Colors: A Prismatic Materiality in the Natural/Cultural Realms / Serpil Oppermann 11. From the Human to the Divine: Nature in the Writings of the Tamil Poet-Saints / Cynthia J. Miller 12. Beauty as Ideological and Material Transcendence / Werner Bigell 13. Toward Sustainable Aesthetics: The Poetry of Food, Sex, Water, Architecture, and Bicycle-Riding / Scott Slovic Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253032126 20180611
This lively collection of essays explores the vital role of beauty in the human experience of place, interactions with other species, and contemplation of our own embodied lives. Devoting attention to themes such as global climate change, animal subjectivity, environmental justice and activism, and human moral responsibility for the environment, these contributions demonstrate that beauty is not only a meaningful dimension of our experience, but also a powerful strategy for inspiring cultural transformation. Taken as a whole, they underscore the ongoing relevance of aesthetics to the ecocritical project and the concern for beauty that motivates effective social and political engagement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253032126 20180611
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301 pages ; 23 cm
Modernism (Aesthetics); Arab countries.
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xi, 229 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Part 1: Literary Narrative Chapter 1: Structure and Style in the Short Story: Chekhov's The Student Chapter 2: Narrative structure and living texture: Joyce's Two Gallants Chapter 3: Analytic and synthetic approaches to narrative structure: Sherlock Holmes and The Sussex Vampire Chapter 4: Dimensions of semiotic space: the story of Joseph in the Bible and James Joyce's Eveline Part 2: TV Narrative Chapter 5: Art vs. Computer Animation: Integrity and Technology in South Park Part 3: Film Chapter 6: Eisenstein in October Chapter 7: Eisenstein's Strike: a structuralist interpretation Chapter 8: Early Soviet Cinema: The revolution in techniques and human values Part 4: Painting Chapter 9: Towards a systemic semiotics of art: Frank Hinder's The Flight into Egypt Chapter 10: Captain Banning Cocq's three left hands: a semiotic interpretation of Rembrandt's The Night Watch Chapter 11: Word Pictures and Painted Narrative. Longstaff's Breaking the News: the systemic-functional model relating the analysis of pictorial discourse, verbal discourse and narrative form Chapter 12: Pushing out the boundaries: designing a systemic-functional model for non-European visual arts. A Chinese landscape painting: Gong Xian: Landscape Scroll (1682) Chapter 13: Exploiting famous paintings: the Canon Color Wizz Photocopier and Picasso's Girl Before a Mirror Chapter 14: The presentation of self in everyday architecture and language: Fawlty Towers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138503779 20180625
This collection brings together eighteen of the author's original papers, previously published in a variety of academic journals and edited collections over the last three decades, on the process of interpretation in literature and the visual arts in one comprehensive volume. The volume highlights the centrality of artistic texts to the study of multimodality, organized into six sections each representing a different modality or semiotic system, including literature, television, film, painting, sculpture, and architecture. A new introduction lays the foundation for the theoretically based method of analysis running through each of the chapters, one that emphasizes the interplay of textual details and larger thematic purposes to create an open-ended and continuous approach to the interpretation of artistic texts, otherwise known as the "hermeneutic spiral". Showcasing Michael O'Toole's extensive contributions to the field of multimodality and in his research on interpretation in literature and the visual arts, this book is essential reading for students and scholars in multimodality, visual arts, art history, film studies, and comparative literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138503779 20180625
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ix, 303 pages ; 24 cm
  • Groundwork for the intellectual life: ontology, imagination, and praxis
  • Radical knowledge: toward a critical contextual ontology of intellectual practice
  • Embodied knowledge: intellectual practices as ways of life
  • Radical world-building: notes toward a critical contextual aesthetic
  • Geographies of the imagination: figurations of the aesthetic at the intersection of African and global arts
  • Theses on the intellectual imagination.
The Intellectual Imagination unfolds a sweeping vision of the form, meaning, and value of intellectual practice. The book breaks new ground in offering a comprehensive vision of the intellectual vocation. Omedi Ochieng argues that robust and rigorous thought about the form and contours of intellectual practices is best envisioned in light of a comprehensive critical contextual ontology-that is, a systematic account of the context, forms, and dimensions in and through which knowledge and aesthetic practices are created, embodied, translated, and learned. Such an ontology not only accounts for the embeddedness of intellectual practices in the deep structures of politics, economics, and culture, but also in turn demonstrates the constitutive power of critical inquiry. It is against this background that Ochieng unfolds a multidimensional and capacious theory of knowledge and aesthetics. In a critique of the oppositional binaries that now reign in the modern and postmodern academy-binaries that pit fact versus value, science versus the humanities, knowledge versus aesthetics-Ochieng argues for the inextricable intertwinement of reason, interpretation, and the imagination. The book offers a close and deep reading of North Atlantic and African philosophers, thereby illuminating the resonances and contrasts between diverse intellectual traditions. The upshot is an incisively rich, layered, and textured reading of the archetypal intellectual styles and aesthetic forms that have fired the imagination of intellectuals across the globe. Ochieng's book is a radical summons to a practice and an imagination of the intellectual life as the realization of good societies and good lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268103293 20180917
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16 color plates, 17-255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • Word and image : the Japanese aesthetic consciousness
  • The Kokin Wakashū and Japanese aesthetics
  • The significance of Imperial Waka anthologies
  • Crossing the word-image border
  • Sori : a plastic sensitivity
  • European curves, Japanese Sori
  • The plasticity of Hiragana
  • Comparing Japanese and Western architecture
  • What is a Torii?
  • Closeness to nature in Japanese aesthetics
  • The four seasons in Japanese painting
  • Emoji, Moji-e, and play
  • Word and image together
  • Chirashigaki and Kaeshigaki
  • The uniqueness of Chinese characters in Japan
  • Word and image in handcraft design
  • Fujiwara no Teika's aesthetics of rejection
  • Ariwara no Narihira's "Eight Bridges"
  • Ono no Komachi's "Color of the Flowers"
  • Word and image separated : text design in the West
  • Word and image in comics
  • Poems and pictures today
  • Japanese beauty, Western beauty
  • East meets West : forms of expression in Japanese and Western art
  • The discovery of Japan's aesthetic consciousness
  • The introduction of Western painting techniques to Japan
  • Two forms of expression
  • The aesthetics of omission and the close-up
  • Contrasting principles
  • Design in Japanese art
  • The dawn of Japanese oil painting
  • Sentiment and sensibility : beneath the surface of Wasei Yuga
  • Japan and the West in the art of Takeuchi Seihō
  • Roots of the Japanese aesthetic consciousness
  • Word and image
  • Chinese characters and the Japanese language
  • The culture of name succession
  • The aesthetics of the margin
  • Postcards and place
  • Gagaku without Gagaku
  • Canonical beauty and situational beauty
  • Taikan and Fuji
  • Whither Passing Spring?
  • School songs and musical education
  • Fukuzawa Yukichi, traditionalist
  • Blossoms of devotion : Goshun, Buson, and the white plum
  • Dragons, tigers, and museums
  • Interpretation as transformation
  • Interpretation as creative act
  • Bridges and the Japanese
  • The glittering vague
  • Travel, east and west
  • Tokyo Station and the culture of travel
  • Robots and Japanese culture
  • Mount Fuji as world cultural heritage.
"What makes Japanese art unique? In The Japanese Sense of Beauty, art critic and historian Takashina Shūji reflects on the aesthetic and philosophical sensibilities underlying Japanese art throughout its history, from the earliest calligraphy and painted screens to modern masters like Hishida Shunsō and Yokoyama Taikan. Along the way, Takashina explores themes such as the relationship between subjective perspective and "flat" composition and the playful intermingling of word and image throughout the plastic arts of Japan. He also offers fresh critical perspectives on many individual artists, including Takeuchi Seihō, one of the first to fuse traditional techniques with Western realism, and Takahashi Yuichi, who combined a vivid mastery of texture with deceptively traditionalist compositions. Other essays in this wide-ranging collection touch on everything from the symbolism of Mount Fuji to the ancient music known as gagaku, showing how even the most disparate topics can shed new light on what is essential to Japanese culture. The Japanese Sense of Beauty is an important contribution to the study of aesthetics and cultural history, offering insights that will change the way you think about Japanese art." -- Publisher's description
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Book
xviii, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Foreword: Murray Fraser Introduction: Ed Wall and Tim Waterman Chapter 1: Landscapes of Post-History Ross Adams Chapter 2: Reciprocal Landscapes: Material Portraits in New York City and Elsewhere Jane Hutton Chapter 3: Agency, Advocacy, Vocabulary: Three Landscape Projects Jane Wolff Chapter 4: The Law is at Fault? Landscape Rights and `Agency' in International Law Amy Strecker Chapter 5: How to Live in a Jungle: the (Bio)politics of the Park as Urban Model Maria Giudici Chapter 6: Planetary Aesthetics Peg Rawes Chapter 7: The Closed Landscapes of Sverdlovsk-44 and Krasnoyarsk-26 Katya Larina Chapter 8: Rhythm, Agency, Scoring and the City Paul Cureton Chapter 9: Publicity and Propriety: Democracy and Manners in Britain's Public Landscape Tim Waterman Chapter 10: The Power of the Incremental: Agronomic Investment in Lisbon's Chelas Valley Jill Desimini Chapter 11: Post-Landscape or the Potential of Other Relations with the Land Ed Wall Chapter 12: Activating Equitable Landscapes and Critical Design Assemblages in Bangkok Camillo Boano and William Hunter Chapter 13: Agency and Artifice in the Environment of Neoliberalism Doug Spencer Afterword: Landscape's Agency Don Mitchell.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138125575 20180618
Landscape and Agency explores how landscape, as an idea, a visual medium and a design practice, is organized, appropriated and framed in the transformation of places, from the local to the global. It highlights how the development of the idea of agency in landscape theory and practice can fundamentally change our engagement with future landscapes. Including a wide range of international contributions, each illustrated chapter investigates the many ways in which the relationship between the ideas and practices of landscape, and social and subjective formations and material processes, are invested with agency. They critically examine the role of landscape in processes of contemporary urban development, environmental debate and political agendas and explore how these relations can be analysed and rethought through a dialogue between theory and practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138125575 20180618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xi, 135 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue / 1. Land - Landscape: Expanse, View, Cut-Off / 2. "Mountain(s)-Water(s)" / 3. From a Landscape to Living / 4. When the Perceptual Turns Out to Be Affectual / 5. When "Spirit" Emanates from the Physical / 6. Tension-Setting / 7. Singularization, Variation, Remove / 8. Connivance / Epilogue / Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786603371 20180306
Is it only through vision that we can perceive a landscape? Is the space opened by the landscape truly an expanse cut off by the horizon? Do we observe a landscape in the way that we watch a 'show'? What, ultimately, does it mean to 'look'? In this important new book, one of France's most influential living theorists argues that the first civilization to truly consider landscape was China. In giving landscape the name 'mountain(s)-water(s)', the Chinese language provides a powerful alternative to Western biases. The Chinese conception speaks of a correlation between high and low, between the still and the motile, between what has form and what is formless, between what we see and what we hear. No longer a matter of 'vision', landscape becomes a matter of living. Francois Jullien invites the reader to explore reason's unthought choices, and to take a fresh look at our more basic involvement in the world.
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Green Library
Book
vi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Michael Fried and Philosophy Mathew Abbott 1. Modernism and the Discovery of Finitude Mathew Abbott 2. "When I raise my arm": Michael Fried's Theory of Action Walter Benn Michaels 3. Why Does Photography Matter as Art Now, as Never Before? On Fried and Intention Robert Pippin 4. Schiller, Schopenhauer, Fried David Wellbery 5. Deep Relationality and the Hinge-like Structure of History: Michael Fried's Photographs Stephen Mulhall 6. Becoming Medium Stephen Melville 7. Formulism and the Appearance of Nature Richard Moran 8. Michael Fried, Theatricality, and the Threat of Skepticism Paul J. Gudel 9. Michael Fried's Intentionality Rex Butler 10. On the (So-Called) Problem of Detail: Michael Fried, Roland Barthes, and Roger Scruton on Photography and Intentionality Diarmuid Costello 11. The Aesthetics of Absorbtion Magdalena Ostas 12. Grace and Equality, Fried and Ranciere (and Kant) Knox Peden 13. Diderot's Conception of Aesthetic Subjectivity and the Possibility of Art Andrew Kern 14. The Promise of the Present: Michael Fried's Poetry Now Jennifer Ashton 15. Constantin Constantius Goes to the Theater Michael Fried.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679801 20180416
This volume brings philosophers, art historians, intellectual historians, and literary scholars together to argue for the philosophical significance of Michael Fried's art history and criticism. It demonstrates that Fried's work on modernism, artistic intention, the ontology of art, theatricality, and anti-theatricality can throw new light on problems in and beyond philosophical aesthetics. Featuring an essay by Fried and articles from world-leading scholars, this collection engages with philosophical themes from Fried's texts, and clarifies the relevance to his work of philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stanley Cavell, Morris Weitz, Elizabeth Anscombe, Arthur Danto, George Dickie, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schiller, G. W. F. Hegel, Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Denis Diderot, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Roland Barthes, Jacques Ranciere, and Soren Kierkegaard. As it makes a case for the importance of Fried for philosophy, this volume contributes to current debates in analytic and continental aesthetics, philosophy of action, philosophy of history, political philosophy, modernism studies, literary studies, and art theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679801 20180416
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
340 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
  • Spic Fail -- La fonction philosophique de l'erreur -- Et si tout marchait bien ? -- Austin et la doctrine des échecs -- Reconcevoir l'épistémologie plutôt que la rendre inutile -- Chapitre z. Ways of wrongmaking -- La famille Tricias -- Vérité et fausseté métaphorique -- Identité, fausseté et faussaire -- Mauvais compagnonnage, communauté malheureuse et carte fallacieuse -- Grue in progress -- Le vleu dans le Projet 1953 : une introduction du problème et de sa solution -- Histoires et mécaniques projectives -- Prolongation du doute -- Le format du Vleu -- La projection du monde -- Le vleu hors les murs -- Nouveaux compagnonnages -- Re-projeter l'espace des qualités : de l'instinct au symbole -- La taille du monde -- Les décisions projectives de la théorie des symboles -- L'induction cachée : l'exemplification dans les sciences et dans les arts -- La traduction inductive -- Projeter la projection -- Félicités. Ébauche d'une théorie du fonctionnement symbolique -- Implantation (1) : règles de projectibilité en contexte extensionnel -- Implantation (2) : le cas de la dépiction -- Engagements -- Contexte -- Une métaphysique inductive -- Hume et Kant -- Une sortie hors de l'empirisme ? -- À propos d'un scepticisme goodmanien -- Réalisme et irréalisme -- Dernier étiquetage en guise de conclusion.
"Qu'est-ce qu'une image réaliste. Qu'est-ce qu'une prédiction valide. Pourquoi existe-t-il de bons et de mauvais échantillons d'un motif de tissu ? Ces questions sont fondamentalement traversées par une même inquiétude, une même exigence d'objectivité : lorsque nous opérons arec des symboles, si nous voulons être compris et faire que nos symboles soient utilisables, nous ne pouvons pas faire n'importe quoi. Il y a même bien des façons correctes ou incorrectes de représenter le monde. Pourtant qu'en est-il de cette normativité, du moment où l'on affirme que le monde qui se trouve devant nous est aussi le résultat de nos constructions et représentations ? Puisque le concept d'un monde déjà fait, auquel il ne resterait plus qu'a mesurer notre langage, est inutilisable, comment faire droit aux contraintes que le réel fait peser sur nos opérations symboliques ? À travers cet essai, qui se veut une introduction à l'un des auteurs les plus originaux et fascinants de la philosophie américaine, Alexis Anne-Braun veut relever le défi posé. Il démontre comment la théorie des symboles de Nelson Goodman est capable de répondre à une telle demande réaliste, quand bien même elle aurait lait le deuil de la notion de Monde. Il y va donc aussi de la manière dont nous comprenons le Monde, car la philosophie de Goodman, plus qu'aucune autre, nous invite à nous interroger sur les mondes qui existent, ou plus exactement que nous faisons exister par nos opérations symboliques."--Page 4 of cover.
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