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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
Green Library
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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
Green Library

4. Aperçues [2018]

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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.
Green Library
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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
Green Library
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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
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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
Green Library
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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.
Green Library
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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
Green Library
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301 pages ; 23 cm
Modernism (Aesthetics); Arab countries.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 229 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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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
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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)
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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786603371 20180306
Green Library
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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)
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lxxv, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword Stephen Addiss Preface A. Minh Nguyen Introduction: Historical Overview of Japanese Aesthetics Yuriko Saito Introduction: New Contributions to Japanese Aesthetics A. Minh Nguyen I: Japanese Aesthetics and Philosophy 1 A Philosophic Grounding for Japanese Aesthetics Robert E. Carter 2 Cloud, Mist, Shadow, Shakuhachi: The Aesthetics of the Indistinct David E. Cooper 3 Authority in Taste Richard Bullen 4 Beauty as Ecstasy in the Aesthetics of Nishida and Schopenhauer Steve Odin 5 Bodily Aesthetics and the Cultivation of Moral Virtues Yuriko Saito II: Japanese Aesthetics and Culture 6 Beyond Zeami: Innovating Mise en ScÑ ne in Contemporary No Theatre Performance C. Michael Rich 7 The Appreciative Paradox of Japanese Gardens Allen Carlson 8 Savoring Tastes: Appreciating Food in Japan Graham Parkes 9 Art of War, Art of Self: Aesthetic Cultivation in Japanese Martial Arts James McRae III: Japanese Aesthetics and Cultural Politics 10 Ainu Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Replication, Remembering, Recovery Koji Yamasaki and Mara Miller 11 The Idea of Greece in Modern Japan's Cultural Dreams Hiroshi Nara 12 Yashiro Yukio and the Aesthetics of Japanese Art History J. Thomas Rimer 13 Aestheticizing Sacrifice: Ritual, Education, and Media during the Asia-Pacific War Akiko Takenaka 14 Nagai Kafu and the Aesthetics of Urban Strolling Timothy Unverzagt Goddard 15 Cool-Kawaii Aesthetics and New World Modernity Thorsten Botz-Bornstein IV: Japanese Aesthetics and Literature 16 Basho and the Art of Eternal Now Michiko Yusa 17 Knowing Elegance: The Ideals of the Bunjin (Literatus) in Early Modern Haikai Cheryl Crowley 18 The Measure of Comparison: Correspondence and Collision in Japanese Aesthetics Meera Viswanathan 19 On Kawabata, Kishida, and Barefoot Gen: Agency, Identity, and Aesthetic Experience in Post-Atomic Japanese Narrative Mara Miller 20 Japanese Poetry and the Aesthetics of Disaster Roy Starrs V: Japanese Aesthetics and the Visual Arts 21 Inner Beauty: Kishida Ryusei's Concept of Realism and Pre-Modern Asian Aesthetics Mikiko Hirayama 22 The Pan Real Art Association's Revolt against "the Beauties of Nature" Matthew Larking 23 The Aesthetics of Emptiness in Japanese Calligraphy and Abstract Expressionism John C. Maraldo 24 On Not Disturbing Still Water: Ozu Yasujiro and the Technical-Aesthetic Product Jason M. Wirth VI: The Legacy of Kuki Shuzo 25 Finding Iki: Iki and the Floating World David Bell 26 Iki and Glamour as Aesthetic Properties of Persons: Reflections in a Cross-Cultural Mirror Carol Steinberg Gould 27 Scents and Sensibility: Kuki Shuzo and Olfactory Aesthetics Peter Leech Contributors.
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This collection presents twenty-seven new essays in Japanese aesthetics by leading experts in the field. Beginning with an extended foreword by the renowned scholar and artist Stephen Addiss and a comprehensive introduction that surveys the history of Japanese aesthetics and the ways in which it is similar to and different from Western aesthetics, this groundbreaking work brings together a large variety of disciplinary perspectives, including those of philosophy, literature, and cultural politics, to shed light on the artistic and aesthetic traditions of Japan and the central themes in Japanese art and aesthetics, from the philosophical groundings for Japanese aesthetics and the Japanese aesthetics of imperfection and insufficiency to the Japanese love of and respect for nature and the paradoxical ability of Japanese art and culture to absorb enormous amounts of foreign influence and yet maintain its own unique identity. Intended to advance research discovery in multiple areas of inquiry and to serve as a valuable resource for the classroom, New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics will appeal not only to a wide range of humanities scholars but also to graduate and undergraduate students of Japanese aesthetics, art, philosophy, literature, culture, and civilization. Masterfully articulating the contributors' Japanese-aesthetical concerns and their application to Japanese arts (including literature, theater, film, drawing, painting, calligraphy, ceramics, crafts, music, fashion, comics, cooking, packaging, gardening, landscape architecture, flower arrangement, the martial arts, and the tea ceremony), these engaging and penetrating essays will also appeal to nonacademic professionals and general audiences. This seminal work will be essential reading for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Japanese aesthetics.
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Green Library
Book
xi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction: Beside Ourselves (Cristina Albu and Dawna Schuld) Part I: Phenomenal Worlds 1. Michael Fried, Robert Morris, and the Early and Late Writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty (Robert Hobbs) 2.Art World, Life World. Robert Irwin and the Aesthetic Influence of Alfred Schutz (James Merle Thomas) 3. Wave of the Future? Reconsidering the Neuroscientific Turn in Art History (Kate Mondloch) Part II: Disruption in Transmission: Staging Spontaneity 4. Perceptual Contrast and Social Tension in Allan Kaprow's Push and Pull - A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann (Emily Ruth Capper) 5. Analogue Exchanges: Communication Technologies, Surveillance and Selfhood in Roy Ascott's Pedagogy (Kate Sloan) 6. Indexical Proof: Post-studio Intersections of Earthrise and John Baldessari's California Map Project (Ginger Elliott Smith) Part III: Double Vision: Multi-Focal Lenses 7. Seeing in Stereo: Robert Smithson's Enantiomorphic Chambers (Sienna Brown) 8. Double Looking: The Point of View and the Political Sublime in Contemporary Art (Kit Messham-Muir) 9. Global and Local Multistability in Contemporary Art (Gregory Minissale) Part IV: The Aesthetics of Social Space 10. National Vision: Venezuelan Cinetismo and the Phenomenal Framework of Democracy (Juan Ledezma) 11. Gerard Fromanger's Souffles and the Politics of Phenomenal Art (Sami Siegelbaum) 12. There's No Accounting for Taste: Eating, Thinking and Debating in Contemporary Art (Sabine Flach) Part V: The Accretion of Attention 13. Eyes Wide Open: Hunting Ephemeral Images (Inge Hinterwaldner ) 14. Enraptured: Attention and Art (Ellen Levy) 15. Just Noticeable Difference: Ontogenesis, Performativity, and the Perceptual Gap (Chris Salter) Part VI: Entangled Realities 16. Nonstop Modernism: Continuity in Jack Burnham's Systems, Structures, and Occultism (Charissa Terranova) 17. "Not Directed Toward Anyone": The Indifference of a Situation or, Perception under the Influence (Christine Ross) 18. Impossible to Name: Performing the Ineffable (Barbara Maria Stafford).
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This book examines the interconnections between art, phenomenology, and cognitive studies. Contributors question the binary oppositions generally drawn between visuality and agency, sensing and thinking, phenomenal art and politics, phenomenology and structuralism, and subjective involvement and social belonging. Instead, they foreground the many ways that artists ask us to consider how we sense, think, and act in relation to a work of art.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
183 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1 The Wasteland and the Wilding: The Aesthetic of Abandoned and Reclaimed Green Spaces 2 Green Man: Human-plant Hybrids 3 Robotany and Aesthetics 4 Bio Rights: Earth of Agonies and Eco-punks 5 Eco-feminism: Plants as Becoming-Woman 6 Ungrounding Plant Life: The After-effects Conclusion: On Rhizomes and Dead Trees Bibliography Index.
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The Plant Contract argues that visual and performance art can help change our perception of the vegetal world, and can return us to nature and thought. Via an investigation into the wasteland, robotany, feminist plants, and nature rights, this phytology-love story investigates how contemporary art is mediating the effects of plant-blindness, caused by human disassociation from the natural world. It is also a gesture of respect for the genius of vegetal life, where new science proves plants can learn, communicate, remember, make decisions, and associate. Art is a litmus test for how climate change affects human perception. This book responds to that test by expressing plant-philosophy to a wider public, through an interrogation of plant-art.
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Green Library
Book
213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction. The Insistence of the Sublime1 1. When the Earth Moves: Toward a Political Sublime 13 2. The Racial Sublime 41 3. The Nuclear Sublime 68 4. The Industrial Sublime 101 5. The 9/11 Terror Sublime 133 Afterword. It's All About Duration 169 Notes 173 Bibliography 193 Index 209.
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In The Political Sublime Michael J. Shapiro formulates an original politics of aesthetics through an analysis of the experience of the sublime. Turning away from Kant's analysis of the sublime experience as a validation of the existence of a universal common sense, Shapiro draws on Deleuze, Lyotard, and Ranciere to show how incomprehensible events and dilemmas provide openings for new political formations. He approaches the sublime through a range of artistic and cultural texts that address social crises and natural disasters, from the writing of James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates to the films of Ingmar Bergman and Spike Lee; these works suggest ways to channel the disruptive effects of the sublime into resistance to authority and innovative political initiative. Whether stemming from the threat of nuclear annihilation or the aftermath of an earthquake, the violence of racism and terrorism or the devastation of industrialism, sublime experience, Shapiro contends, allows for a rethinking of events in ways that reveal, redistribute, and create conditions of possibility for alternative communities of sense.
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Green Library
Book
viii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1 Introduction - In the eye of the beholder 2 Two different ways of knowing? 3 Beauty everywhere 4 Playful beauty 5 Worldly, natural and real beauty 6 Where does the beauty come from? 7 Understanding beauty 8 Loving beauty 9 Conclusion: Truthful beauty.
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When scientists describe their results or insights as "beautiful" are they using the term differently from when they use it of a landscape, music or another person? Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty re-examines the way in which seeing beauty in the world plays the key role in scientific advances, and argues that the reliance on such a personal point of view is ultimately justified by belief that we are made in the "image of God", as Christian and Jewish believers assert. It brings a fresh voice to the ongoing debate about faith and science, and suggests that scientists have as much explaining to do as believers when it comes to the ways they reach their conclusions.
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Green Library