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Blackpentecostal Breath

The Principles of Art

by R. G. Collingwood

This early work by Robin G. Collingwood was originally published in 1923 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Principles of Art' is an academic work on the philosophy...

Claude Simon: Fashioning the Past by Writing the Present

by Alina Cherry

This book considers the aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical facets of a temporal paradox in the works of French novelist Claude Simon (1913-2005), and its broader implications for the study of narrative,...

Thoughts on an Index Not Freely Given

by John Roberts

In this unprecedented ‘fictive’ construction of the work of five imaginary artists from the 1980s, John Roberts produces an exhilarating theoretical encounter between futures past and futures present.

The Philosophical Treatise of William H. Ferris: Selected Readings from The African Abroad or, His Evolution in Western Civilization

by Tommy J. Curry

With a full introduction and textual commentary, this volume introduces William H. Ferris’s The African Abroad, a treatise on racial idealism, Black ethnology, and the evolution of Blacks from Negro to Negrosaxon,...

The Future Is An Image

by John Calvelli

The image holds us in thrall, like a cocoon wrapped around our being. Each thread of this fantastic construction is a world we have imagined to be, and together they comprise a seemingly safe and secure habitat...

Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts

by David Goldblatt & Lee B. Brown

As with previous editions, the new Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts uses classic and contemporary readings of leading philosophers of the arts. This Third Edition includes more than a dozen new...

Adorno and Philosophical Modernism: The Inside of Things

by Roger S. Foster

This book explores contemporary continental philosophy and aesthetics, focusing on the work of philosopher and musicologist Theodor W. Adorno. Roger Foster addresses the problem of post-Kantian reason in relation...

Sound in Cinema

by Murray Stiller

Sound and visual are independent elements brought together to become the  audiovisual of modern cinema. Sound in cinema and moving pictures juxtapose each other to represent a conversation. However, they speak...


Think, Pig!

The Common Growl

Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art

by Virginia Heffernan

Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television, Virginia Heffernan (called one of the “best living writers of English prose”) reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the...

Images of History

What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand

by Michelle Kamhi & Louis Torres

What is art? The arts establishment has a simple answer: anything is art if a reputed artist or expert says it is. Though many people are skeptical about the alleged new art forms that have proliferated since...

Thought in Action

Gesture of Awareness: A Radical Approach to Time, Space, and Movement

by Charles Genoud


From a major mind of Buddhism today comes this unique philosophical work, which hearkens back to the classical verse-form, but in a modern voice that speaks directly to the twenty-first century reader and...

Towards a Conceptual Militancy

by Mike Watson

Politicises art with a sense of immediacy.

Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson & Øyvind Vågnes

The first book of its kind, Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where...

Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

by Nicola Perullo & Massimo Montanari

Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical practices of consumption,...