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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
Green Library
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
Green Library
xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Prologue: the Sirens' song
  • Introduction: the 'as-if' of aesthetic experience
  • I. Narratives. Narratives: experiencing time ; The reconfiguration of time in Heliodorus' Ethiopica ; Beyond Heliodorus: François Ozon, Dans la maison
  • II. Pictures. Pictures: the detached gaze ; Seeing (in) ancient vases ; Beyond ancient vase-painting: Rabih Mroué, The Fall of a Hair
  • Epilogue: the Sirens in Los Angeles.
"In this bold book, Jonas Grethlein proposes a new dialogue between the fields of Classics and aesthetics. Ancient material, he argues, has the capacity to challenge and re-orientate current debates. Comparisons with modern art and literature help to balance the historicism of classical scholarship with transcultural theoretical critique. Grethlein discusses ancient narratives and pictures in order to explore the nature of aesthetic experience. While our responses to both narratives and pictures are vicarious, the 'as-if' on which they are premised is specifically shaped by the form of the representation. Form emerges as a key to how narratives and pictures constitute an important means of engaging with experience. Combining theoretical reflections with close readings, this book will appeal to textual scholars as well as to art historians"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xvii, 936 pages ; 25 cm.
In Aesthetics in Arabic Thought from Pre-Islamic Arabia through al-Andalus Jose Miguel Puerta Vilchez analyzes the discourses about beauty, the arts, and sense perception that arose within classical Arab culture from pre-Islamic poetry and the Quran (sixth-seventh centuries CE) to the Alhambra palace in Granada (fourteenth century CE). He focuses on the contributions of such great thinkers as Ibn Hazm, Avempace, Ibn Tufayl, Averroes, Ibn Ê¿Arabi, and Ibn Khaldun in al-Andalus, and the Brethren of Purity, al-Tawhidi, al-Farabi, Avicenna, Alhazen, and al-Ghazali in the East. The work also explores literary criticism, calligraphy, music, belles-lettres (adab), and erotic literature, and highlights the contribution of Arab humanism to shaping the field of Aesthetics in the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004344952 20171017
Green Library
ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199672103 20170919
Yuriko Saito explores the nature and significance of the aesthetic dimensions of people's everyday life. Everyday aesthetics has the recognized value of enriching one's life experiences and sharpening one's attentiveness and sensibility. Saito draws out its broader importance for how we make our worlds, environmentally, morally, as citizens and consumers. Saito urges that we have a social responsibility to encourage cultivation of aesthetic literacy and vigilance against aesthetic manipulation. Yuriko Saito argues that ultimately, everyday aesthetics can be an effective instrument for directing the humanity's collective and cumulative world-making project for the betterment of all its inhabitants. Everyday aesthetics has been seen as a challenge to contemporary Anglo-American aesthetics discourse, which is dominated by the discussion of art and beauty. Saito responds to controversies about the nature, boundary, and status of everyday aesthetics and argues for its legitimacy. She highlights the multi-faceted aesthetic dimensions of everyday life that are not fully accounted for by the commonly-held account of defamiliarizing the familiar.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199672103 20170919
Green Library
x, 475 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • Aesthetics of nature and ecoaesthetics
  • On natural resonance / Angelika Krebs
  • "Be free as i am" : schiller's aesthetics as a challenge to the modern way of thinking / Wolfgang Welsch
  • 'Atmosphere' as a core concept of eco-aesthetics / Zhuofei Wang
  • Singing (in several voices) in the (same) rain : cultural symbols and cognition in the aesthetics of weather / Mădălina Diaconu
  • Aesthetics and the theory of arts
  • Just what is it that makes today's art-philosophy so boring and art-criticism so different, so much more appealing? / Karlheinz Lüdeking
  • On judging art / Reinold Schmücker
  • Artist versus aesthete / Jerrold Levinson
  • What is the philosophy of poetry? / Peter Lamarque
  • On the very idea of understanding music / Georg Mohr
  • The limit as aesthetic demonstration / Ruth Ronen
  • Difficulties in reading images : diversity and internationality in image reception / Jianping Gao
  • Frame and framing : on the parergonal constitution of artistic representation / Eva Schürmann
  • Focusing the blind spot : on the inventive use of signs in art / Astrid Wagner
  • Trust in the world : going to the movies with cavell, wittgenstein, and some prior philosophers / Josef Früchtl
  • Walton's "vivacity" and cinematic realism / David Wagner
  • Anpassungsprobleme : die Kunst und das Lehramt / Tanja Wetzel
  • Wittgenstein und die Methodik der Kunstwissenschaft : am Beispiel der Ikonik Max Imdahls / Jelena Toopeekoff
  • Wittgenstein und Weltdesign / Martin Gessmann
  • Wittgenstein and the arts
  • Zum Umgang mit dem Werk Wittgensteins in der Kunst / Benjamin Kiel
  • Wittgenstein and the avant-garde / James Matthew Fielding
  • What makes brahms kellerian? / Joachim Schulte
  • Rechnen und Zeichnen : Klee und Wittgenstein / Richard Heinrich
  • "Wahlverwandtschaft" : Literary and Philosophical Imagination in Wittgenstein and Sterne / Matthias Kross
  • Wittgenstein, ethics and aesthetics
  • Wittgenstein's comparison between philosophy, aesthetics and ethics / Oskari Kuusela
  • Absolute and relative value in aesthetics / Simo Säätelä
  • Bemerkungen zum Begriff der "Wende" : Ethische und ästhetische Aspekte der Schriften des philosophischen Nachlasses Ludwig Wittgensteins / Peter Keicher
  • Die Ethik des frühen Wittgenstein : eine Annäherung aus kantischer Perspektive / Andrea Wilke
  • Ästhetischer Diskurs und ethische Urteile / Felix Gmür
  • Wittgenstein
  • Wittgenstein's performance philosophy / Beth Savickey
  • The idea of compositionality / Lars Hertzberg
  • Wittgenstein and hegel on bodies, souls and works of art / Gabriele Tornasi
  • Index of authors
  • Index of subjects.
Aesthetics is no longer merely the philosophy of perception and the arts. Nelson Goodman, Arthur Danto and others have contributed to develop aesthetics from a field at the margins of philosophy to one permeating substantial areas of theoretical and practical philosophy. New approaches like environmental and ecological aesthetics widened the understanding of the aesthetics of nature. The contributions in this volume address the most important issues in contemporary aesthetics, many of them from a Wittgensteinian perspective. The 39th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium, organized by the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, was held at Kirchberg am Wechsel, Lower Austria, from August 7th to 13th 2016 and aimed at taking an inventory of important tendencies and positions in contemporary aesthetics. The volume includes a selection of the invited papers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110539615 20170911
Green Library
xvii, 150 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Entrance: The Spies of Jericho 2. Discipline and Listen Before the Wiretap Overhearing and Diaphony, A Small History of Big Ears (Toward the Panacousticon) Mastery and Metrics in Figaro The Ages of Fear Telelistening and Telesurveillance A Secret Conversation 3. Underground Passage: The Mole in Its Burrow 4. In the Footsteps of Orpheus The Trackers, with Hidden Noise The Mortal Ear, or Orpheus Turns Around On the Phone: Papageno at Mabuse's The Phantom of the Opera Wozzeck at the Moment of His Death Adorno, the Informer 5. Exit: J.D.'s Dream Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823273966 20170213
The world of international politics has recently been rocked by a seemingly endless series of scandals involving auditory surveillance: the NSA's warrantless wiretapping is merely the most sensational example of what appears to be a universal practice today. What is the source of this generalized principle of eavesdropping? All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage traces the long history of moles from the Bible, through Jeremy Bentham's "panacoustic" project, all the way to the intelligence-gathering network called "Echelon." Together with this archeology of auditory surveillance, Szendy offers an engaging account of spycraft's representations in literature (Sophocles, Shakespeare, Joyce, Kafka, Borges), opera (Monteverdi, Mozart, Berg), and film (Lang, Hitchcock, Coppola, De Palma). Following in the footsteps of Orpheus, the book proposes a new concept of "overhearing" that connects the act of spying to an excessive intensification of listening. At the heart of listening Szendy locates the ear of the Other that manifests itself as the originary division of a "split-hearing" that turns the drive for mastery and surveillance into the death drive.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823273966 20170213
Green Library

8. Art can help [2017]

88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
A collection of inspiring essays by the photographer Robert Adams, who advocates the meaningfulness of art in a disillusioned society In Art Can Help, the internationally acclaimed American photographer Robert Adams (b. 1937) offers over two-dozen meditations on the purpose of art and the responsibility of the artist. In particular, Adams advocates art that evokes beauty without irony or sentimentality, art that "encourages us to gratitude and engagement, and is of both personal and civic consequence." Following an introduction, the book begins with two short essays on the works of the American painter Edward Hopper, an artist venerated by Adams. The rest of this compilation contains essays-more than half of which have never before been published-that contemplate one work or a small group of works by an individual artist. Many of the objects discussed are by noted photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Emmet Gowin, Dorothea Lange, Abelardo Morell, Edward Ranney, Judith Joy Ross, John Szarkowski, and Garry Winogrand. Several essays beckon the words of literary figures, including Virginia Woolf and Czeslaw Milosz. Adams's voice is at once intimate and accessible, and is imbued with the accumulated wisdom of a long career devoted to making and viewing art. This eloquent and moving book champions art that fights against disillusionment and despair.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300229240 20171023
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 317 pages, 2 folded leaves : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Acknowledgments xi Abbreviations xiv Introduction 1 1 Apin's Cabinet of Printed Curiosities 41 2 Thinking through Plural Images of Logic 75 3 The Visible Order of Student Lecture Notebooks 115 4 Visual Thinking in Logic Notebooks and Alba amicorum 147 5 The Generation of Art as the Generation of Philosophy 173 Appendix 1 Catalogue of Surviving Impressions of Philosophical Plural Images 211 Appendix 2 Transcriptions of the Texts Inscribed onto Philosophical Plural Images 217 Notes 273 Bibliography 293 Index 303 Illustration Credits 316.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172279 20170403
Delving into the intersections between artistic images and philosophical knowledge in Europe from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, The Art of Philosophy shows that the making and study of visual art functioned as important methods of philosophical thinking and instruction. From frontispieces of books to monumental prints created by philosophers in collaboration with renowned artists, Susanna Berger examines visual representations of philosophy and overturns prevailing assumptions about the limited function of the visual in European intellectual history. Rather than merely illustrating already existing philosophical concepts, visual images generated new knowledge for both Aristotelian thinkers and anti-Aristotelians, such as Descartes and Hobbes. Printmaking and drawing played a decisive role in discoveries that led to a move away from the authority of Aristotle in the seventeenth century. Berger interprets visual art from printed books, student lecture notebooks, alba amicorum (friendship albums), broadsides, and paintings, and examines the work of such artists as Pietro Testa, Leonard Gaultier, Abraham Bosse, Durer, and Rembrandt. In particular, she focuses on the rise and decline of the "plural image, " a genre that was popular among early modern philosophers. Plural images brought multiple images together on the same page, often in order to visualize systems of logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, or moral philosophy. Featuring previously unpublished prints and drawings from the early modern period and lavish gatefolds, The Art of Philosophy reveals the essential connections between visual commentary and philosophical thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172279 20170403
Green Library
191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Contents Figures Acknowledgments Introduction * The theories that wedge art and knowledge apart 2. What is artistic research? 3. We need to talk about concepts 4. Writing as rupture and relation 5. Insights from the metaphorical nature of making 6. Does 'art doctored' equal 'art neutered'? 7. Drawing with Merleau-Ponty: a study in the constellation of concepts 8. The aesthetics of research after the end of art Conclusion Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138789784 20170626
Art, Research, Philosophy explores the emergent field of artistic research: art produced as a contribution to knowledge. As a new subject, it raises several questions: What is art-as-research? Don't the requirements of research amount to an imposition on the artistic process that dilutes the power of art? How can something subjective become objective? What is the relationship between art and writing? Doesn't description always miss the particularity of the artwork? This is the first book-length study to show how ideas in philosophy can be applied to artistic research to answer its questions and to make proposals for its future. Clive Cazeaux argues that artistic research is an exciting development in the historical debate between aesthetics and the theory of knowledge. The book draws upon Kant, phenomenology and critical theory to show how the immediacies of art and experience are enmeshed in the structures that create knowledge. The power of art to act on these structures is illustrated through a series of studies that look closely at a number of contemporary artworks. This book will be ideal for postgraduate students and scholars of the visual and creative arts, aesthetics and art theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138789784 20170626
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 288 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Einleitung
  • Begriffsgeschichte : von der physischen zur epistemologischen Faszination
  • Der Begriff 'Faszination' von der Antike bis zum 18. Jahrhundert
  • Konzeptionen physischer fascinatio in der Antike
  • Metaphorisierung physischer fascinatio im frühen Christentum
  • Diskussion von Avicennas voluntativer Konzeption von fascinatio im Mittelalter
  • Psychologisierung des epistemologischen Faszinationsbegriffs in der Frühen Neuzeit
  • Merkmale, Metaphorik und emotionales Profil von Faszination am Beispiel der Sokrates-Rezeption
  • Begriffsverständnis und emotionales Profil von Faszination im 20. Jahrhundert
  • Faszinationsbeschreibung und Faszinationsbegriff bei Platon
  • Applizierung des fascinatio-Begriffs auf Sokrates durch Marsilio Ficino
  • Faszination als Diskrepanz-Effekt in Nietzsches Sokrates-Bild
  • Konzeption : von der epistemologischen zur ästhetischen Faszination
  • Sinnestäuschung : Kants epistemologischer Faszinations-Begriff
  • Aufmerksamkeit und Sinnestäuschung bei Baumgarten und Kant
  • Fascinatio : Definition, Vergleich, anthropologische Anmerkung
  • Exkurs : zum Begriff der dunklen Vorstellungen bei Kant und Sulzer
  • Fascinatio : Beispiele und lustökonomische Bilanz
  • Ästhetische Idee : Faszination in Kants Kritik der Urteilskraft
  • Formale Ästhetik : Lustökonomie des Schönen und des Erhabenen
  • Diskussion : Faszination des Hässlichen und des Erhabenen, interpretiert nach dem Modell des Schönen
  • Ästhetische Idee : Faszination des Schönen, interpretiert nach dem Modell des Erhabenen
  • Reiz und Imagination : Ästhetische Faszination bei Stewart und Alison
  • Geheimnis und Problem : Ästhetische Faszination bei Goethe
  • Sinnenschein und zwiespältige Semantik : Rosalien-Episode
  • Geheimnis, Problem, Symbol
  • Faszination als Nicht-Scheiden-Können : zu Goethes Faust
  • Poetik I : Aspekte von Faszination in antiken Wirkungstheorien
  • Stimulierung durch Abweichendes : die Metapher bei Aristoteles
  • Lust an der Metapher durch Ähnlichmachen
  • Reichtum an Gedanken durch Verknappung und Entgegensetzung
  • Wirkungssteigerung durch Dunkelheit : Ps-Demetrios' De elocutione
  • Faszination als Aspekt von Erhabenheit : Ps-Longins vom Erhabenen
  • Doppelcharakter des Erhabenen : Destruktion und Elevation
  • Faszination des Emphatisch-Angedeuteten
  • Erlebnismimetische Funktion der Stilmittel
  • Erhabene Stimulation der Gedanken : Mehr meinen oder anderes meinen
  • Poetik II : Aspekte von Faszination in Wirkungstheorien des 18. Jahrhunderts
  • Gewalt der Imagination : Addison und Burke
  • Schweigegeste und Gedankensog
  • Lust der Einbildungskraft am Grossen
  • Imaginationssteigerung durch Bildkombination
  • Starren auf Mannigfaltigkeit : Erhabene Fülle, Mehrdeutigkeit und naives Zeichen bei Mendelssohn
  • Erhabenheit und Mannigfaltigkeit bei Mendelssohn
  • Eindeutige und mehrdeutige Andeutung : der 'Wink mit der Augenbraue' bei Mendelssohn, Addison und Lessing
  • Bildbruch und Imaginationsverbindung : Mendelssohn, Lessing, Lowth und Klopstock im Gespräch
  • Anschauung und Bildbrüche : Mendelssohns Anmerkungen zu Lessings Laokoon-Entwurf
  • Faszinierende Bildmontage, sinnlicher Kohärenzdruck : Klopstocks Messias
  • Assoziationskalkül der Ode : Mendelssohns von der lyrischen Poesie
  • Hamanns Begründung einer Poetik der Faszination
  • Kommunikationsmodell Faszination : Adressierung der Bedürfnisstruktur
  • Stilmodell Faszination : Lakonismus, Bildlichkeit, Montage
  • Resümee : Faszination in poetischer Hinsicht
  • Verzeichnis der zitierten Literatur
  • Personenregister
  • Sachregister.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Einleitung / Rolf Elberfeld und Stefan Krankenhagen
  • Zum Verhältnis von Kulturwissenschaften und ästhetischer Praxis : eine Standortbestimmung aus Sicht der Hildesheimer Kulturwissenschaften / Matthias Rebstock
  • Unentschiedenheiten Wie sich künstlerische Setzungen als ästhetische Artikulationsprozesse beschreiben lassen / Ulf Otto
  • Auf der Flucht : die Formen der Kulturwissenschaften / Stefan Krankenhagen
  • Künstler unter (Selbst-) Beobachtung : Formen forschender Theaterpraxis / Annemarie Matzke
  • Eisschollen und andere Surfbretter : die Grounded Theory als Methode zur Erforschung kultureller Bildungsprozesse bei Kindern / Bettina Uhlig
  • Pop machen : Anmerkungen zum Verhältnis von Theorie und ästhetischer Praxis in der Vermittlung populärer Kultur / Barbara Hornberger
  • The sound of science : Forschung als ästhetische Praxis / Johannes S. Ismaiel-Wendt
  • Aspekte allgemeiner Poetik eine Grundlegung / Christian Schärf
  • Eleganter Code : Friedrich Kittlers Montage der Medientheorie / Simon Roloff
  • Philosophie und ästhetische Praxis / Rolf Elberfeld
  • Aus dem Archiv : die Entwicklung wissenschaftlichkünstlerischer Studiengänge an der Universität Hildesheim / Stefan Krankenhagen und Rolf Elberfeld
  • Kulturelle Praxis im kulturwissenschaftlichen Studium / Hans-Otto Hügel
  • Das Wechselspiel von Theaterpraxis und Theatertheorie / Hajo Kurzenberger
  • Praktische Theaterwissenschaft in der Hildesheimer Projektarbeit / Hartwin Gromes
  • 25 Jahre Hildesheimer Kulturwissenschaften : von der"polyästhetischen Erziehung" zur intermedialen Kunstkompetenz (Vortrag am 9. Februar 2004) / Hajo Kurzenberger
  • Kulturwissenschaften und Künste an der Universität Hildesheim : Chronik 1979-2016
  • Über die Autoren.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 422 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • A Note on Names and TermsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Originating Japanism: Fin-de-Siecle Paris2. Bachelor Brahmins: Turn-of-the-Century Boston3. Sublimation and Eccentricity in the Art of Mark Tobey: Seattle at MidcenturyConclusion: On the End of JapanismNotesBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231175753 20170213
Challenging cliches of Japanism as a feminine taste, Bachelor Japanists argues that Japanese aesthetics were central to contests over the meanings of masculinity in the West. Christopher Reed draws attention to the queerness of Japanist communities of writers, collectors, curators, and artists in the tumultuous century between the 1860s and the 1960s. Reed combines extensive archival research; analysis of art, architecture, and literature; the insights of queer theory; and an appreciation of irony to explore the East-West encounter through three revealing artistic milieus: the Goncourt brothers and other japonistes of late-nineteenth-century Paris; collectors and curators in turn-of-the-century Boston; and the mid-twentieth-century circles of artists associated with Seattle's Mark Tobey. The result is a groundbreaking integration of well-known and forgotten episodes and personalities that illuminates how Japanese aesthetics were used to challenge Western gender conventions. These disruptive effects are sustained in Reed's analysis, which undermines conventional scholarly investments in the heroism of avant-garde accomplishment and ideals of cultural authenticity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231175753 20170213
Green Library
xi, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Section 1. Painting, seeing, concepts. Gone, missing ; Arshile's heel, Gorky's line ; "You are here" and not here: the concept of conceptual art
  • Section 2. Moving pictures and memory. The doubling of death in the films of Michael Haneke ; Yep, Gaston's gay: Disney and the beauty of a beastly love ; And say the zombie responded? or, How I learned to stop living and unlove the undead
  • Section 3. Other animal others. The man who mistook his meal for a hot dog ; Rachel Rosenthal was an animal
  • Section 4. Laughing beyond modernity. "It's just a bunch of stuff that happened": The Simpsons and the possibility of postmodern comedy ; Quantum Andy.
Green Library
367 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Critique of Art[-][-]1. Autonomy and Critique[-]1.1 Introduction[-]1.2 The birth of autonomy[-]1.3 The artist in the marketplace[-]1.4 Art versus society[-]1.5 Conclusion[-][-]2. Ends of Art[-]2.1 Introduction[-]2.2 Annihilation of semblance: Baroque allegory[-]2.3 Allegory and commodity[-]2.4 Proliferation of the aesthetic: technological reproducibility[-]2.5 Adorno's dialectic of semblance[-]2.6 Culture industry: the social liquidation of art[-]2.7 Modernism: self-critique of semblance[-]2.8 Conclusion[-][-]Excursus I - The (N)everending Story[-]Hegel and the beginning of the end[-]Danto's post-historical pluralism[-]Vattimo's weak reality[-]Conclusion[-][-]3. Experience, History, and Art[-]3.1 Introduction[-]3.2 Benjamin's concept of experience[-]3.3 Experience and history[-]3.4 Art history and monadology[-]3.5 Adorno: experience and mimesis[-]3.6 Natural history[-]3.7 The tendency of the material and the crystallization of the monad[-]3.8 Conclusion[-][-]Excursus II - Base and Superstructure Reconsidered [-]Struggling with a metaphor[-]A farewell to Marx[-]A parallax view on historical materialism[-]Conclusion[-][-]4. The Art of Critique[-]4.1 Introduction[-]4.2 Benjamin's reading of the early German Romantics[-]4.3 Revolutionary criticism[-]4.4 An exemplary piece of criticism: Benjamin's Goethe essay[-]4.5 Adorno's immanent criticism[-]4.6 The necessity and impossibility of criticism[-]4.7 Adorno's Mahler[-]4.8 Conclusion[-] [-]Excursus III - Where is the Critic?[-]Rise and fall of the critic[-]Why criticism?[-]The critic as intellectual[-]Conclusion[-][-]Conclusion[-]A distance, however close[-]The 'actuality' of Benjamin and Adorno[-]Critical models[-]Post-Fordism and the new spirit of capitalism[-]Becoming life versus resistance[-][-]Appendix - Notes on a Camp[-].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462981409 20171106
art criticism, critical theory, philosophy of history, Benjamin and Adorno.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462981409 20171106
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

16. Beyond beauty [2017]

viii, 153 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
311 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Breath
  • Shouting
  • Noise
  • Tongues
  • Coda: otherwise, nothing.
In this profoundly innovative book, Ashon T. Crawley engages a wide range of critical paradigms from black studies, queer theory, and sound studies to theology, continental philosophy, and performance studies to theorize the ways in which alternative or "otherwise" modes of existence can serve as disruptions against the marginalization of and violence against minoritarian lifeworlds and possibilities for flourishing. Examining the whooping, shouting, noise-making, and speaking in tongues of Black Pentecostalism-a multi-racial, multi-class, multi-national Christian sect with one strand of its modern genesis in 1906 Los Angeles-Blackpentecostal Breath reveals how these aesthetic practices allow for the emergence of alternative modes of social organization. As Crawley deftly reveals, these choreographic, sonic, and visual practices and the sensual experiences they create are not only important for imagining what Crawley identifies as "otherwise worlds of possibility, " they also yield a general hermeneutics, a methodology for reading culture in an era when such expressions are increasingly under siege.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823274550 20170109
Green Library
xvii, 318 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
What is art? What counts as an aesthetic experience? Does art have to beautiful? Can one reasonably dispute about taste? What is the relation between aesthetic and moral evaluations? How to interpret a work of art? Can we learn anything from literature, film or opera? What is sentimentality? What is irony? How to think philosophically about architecture, dance, or sculpture? What makes something a great portrait? Is music representational or abstract? Why do we feel terrified when we watch a horror movie even though we know it to be fictional? In Conversations on Art and Aesthetics, Hans Maes discusses these and other key questions in aesthetics with ten world-leading philosophers of art: Noel Carroll, Gregory Currie, Arthur Danto, Cynthia Freeland, Paul Guyer, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Jerrold Levinson, Jenefer Robinson, Roger Scruton, and Kendall Walton. The exchanges are direct, open, and sharp, and give a clear account of these thinkers' core ideas and intellectual development. They also offer new insights into, and a deeper understanding of, contemporary issues in the philosophy of art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199686100 20171030
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Aesthetics in the Age of Consumer Culture-Some TermsChapter 1. Attention and Distraction: The Billboard as Mural FormChapter 2. Fascination-- or, Enlightenment in the Age of Neon LightChapter 3. Poetry, Replication, Late Capitalism: Octavio Paz as Concrete PoetChapter 4. Lygia Clark, at Home with ObjectsConclusionNotesBibliographyIndexâ .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314357 20171201
In the decades following World War II, the creation and expansion of massive domestic markets and relatively stable economies allowed for mass consumption on an unprecedented scale, giving rise to the consumer society that exists today. Many avant-garde artists explored the nexus between consumption and aesthetics, questioning how consumerism affects how we perceive the world, place ourselves in it, and make sense of it via perception and emotion. Delirious Consumption focuses on the two largest cultural economies in Latin America, Mexico and Brazil, and analyzes how their artists and writers both embraced and resisted the spirit of development and progress that defines the consumer moment in late capitalism. Sergio Delgado Moya looks specifically at the work of David Alfaro Siqueiros, the Brazilian concrete poets, Octavio Paz, and Lygia Clark to determine how each of them arrived at forms of aesthetic production balanced between high modernism and consumer culture. He finds in their works a provocative positioning vis-a-vis urban commodity capitalism, an ambivalent position that takes an assured but flexible stance against commodification, alienation, and the politics of domination and inequality that defines market economies. In Delgado Moya's view, these poets and artists appeal to uselessness, nonutility, and noncommunication-all markers of the aesthetic-while drawing on the terms proper to a world of consumption and consumer culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314357 20171201
Green Library
xvi, 91 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Introduction Sidney I. Dobrin 1. Rhetoric and recapture: theorising digital game ecologies through EA's The Sims series Melissa Bianchi 2. Ecocomposition: writing ecologies in digital games Kyle Matthew Bohunicky 3. Rub trees, crittercams, and GIS: the wired wilderness of Leanne Allison and Jeremy Mendes' Bear 71 Sarah Jaquette Ray 4. Reading environment(s): digital humanities meets ecocriticism Stephanie Posthumus and Stefan Sinclair 5. Signals of nature, prestidigital ecology Andrew Hageman 6. The sustainability of our digital environments: the language of the upgrade path and e-waste Caroline Stone Short.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138207707 20171023
With the title serving as an umbrella term to distinguish simulated places from real places, Digital Environments signifies a shift in how we think about interactions with places and spaces, both real and simulated. The very idea of digital environments, though, complicates such distinctions, asking simultaneously (and perhaps reductively) as to how agents engage networks, and if there can be such distinctions between virtual and real place, between agents and networks. For ecocritics, the term brings together two concepts that are frequently cast as oppositional: digital standing in for technology/technological and environments often used to represent nature/wilderness. Thus, reading digital environments as technological nature asks us to consider not only the relationships between technologies and natures, but the very idea that there can be such distinctions, or that there might be technological natures and natural technologies. In this way, then, the play of digital/environment exposes complexities in how we theorize both technology and nature, complexities that often result in the inevitable exclusivity and polarity between the two ideas. The real and the simulated, the technological and the natural, all unfold in flagrant and complex ways that make evident the need for framing technological theories within the gaze of ecocriticism and the need for framing ecocritical theories within technological gazes. This collection considers the possibilities of bringing ecocritical approaches into conversation with digital environments. The intent is to initiate a dialogue between two areas of research often understood as disparate. This book was originally published as a special issue of Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138207707 20171023
Green Library