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Sufism and Surrealism

by Adonis

At first glance Sufism and Surrealism appear to be as far removed from one another as is possible. Adonis, however, draws convincing parallels between the two, contesting that God, in the traditional sense does...


A Genealogy of Cyborgothic: Aesthetics and Ethics in the Age of Posthumanism

by Dongshin Yi

A Genealogy of the Cyborgothic imagines a new literary genre emerging from gothic literature and science fiction that will help to envision a cyborg-friendly, non-anthropocentric posthuman society. Dongshin...


The Philosophy of Art: The Question of Definition: From Hegel to Post-Dantian Theories

by Tiziana Andina & Natalia Iacobelli

Drawing on the philosophies of art developed by the continental authors and studies of Anglo-American philosophers, this book presents a panorama of the philosophy of art. It discusses definitions offered from...


The Spectacle of Disintegration: Situationist Passages Out of the Twentieth Century

by McKenzie Wark & Kevin C. Pyle

Following his acclaimed history of the Situationist International, The Beach Beneath the Street, McKenzie Wark continues the SI’s story, charting its post-sixties legacy and putting the late work of the Situationists...


The A to Z of Aesthetics

by Dabney Townsend

The A to Z of Aesthetics covers its history from Classical Greece to the present, including entries on non-western aesthetics. The book contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds...


Beyond the Letter (Routledge Revivals): A Philosophical Inquiry into Ambiguity, Vagueness and Methaphor in Language

by Israel Scheffler

Ambiguity, vagueness and metaphor are pervasive features of language, deserving of systematic study in their own right. Yet they have frequently been considered mere deviations from ideal language or obstacles...


Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts

by Matthew Kieran & Dominic Lopes

Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts is the first comprehensive collection of papers by philosophers examining the nature of imagination and its role in understanding and making art.

Imagination is a central...


Rethinking Aesthetics: The Role of Body in Design

by Ritu Bhatt

Rethinking Aesthetics is the first book to bring together prominent voices in the fields of architecture, philosophy, aesthetics, and cognitive sciences to radically rethink the relationship between body and...


Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath

by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche

Living Fully shares a broad worldview and an intimate personal quest for meaning. It is a practical and inspiring primer on what enlightened Buddhist masters have long offered: clarity, liberation, and the simple,...


Writing Urban Space

by Liam Murphy Bell & Gavin Goodwin

From William Blake through to Iain Sinclair, literature has sought to engage with and transform urban space. Architects now seek the input of poets, and storytelling is employed in urban regeneration. Writing...


Aesthetics & Alienation

by Gary Tedman

A complete and original theory of aesthetics based on Marx and Althusser in the modernist Marxist anti-humanist tradition (Brecht, Althusser, Benjamin, Adorno). The main concepts that arise from this work are:...


Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: From Aristotle to Nancy

by Paul Crowther

Contemporary

discussions of the image like to emphasize art's societal functions. Few

studies come close to answering why pictures and sculptures fascinate and

intrigue regardless of any practical functions they...


The Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency: Spiritualist Mediums and Other Traditional Shamans as Apprenticeship Outcomes

by Ayon Maharaj

This study examines how key figures in the German aesthetic tradition - Kant, Schelling, Friedrich Schlegel, Hegel, and Adorno - attempted to think through the powers and limits of art in post-Enlightenment...


Beauty Unlimited

by Peg Zeglin Brand

Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors...


Life as Art: Aesthetics and the Creation of Self

by Zachary Simpson

Life as Art synthesizes a number of aesthetic theories in philosophy after 1850 and shows the ways in which they contribute to a unified field of analysis and potential implementation. The book is framed both...


On Art and Life

by John Ruskin

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Contemporary Music: Theoretical and Philosophical Perspectives

by Paddison & Deliège

This collection of essays and interviews addresses important theoretical, philosophical and creative issues in Western art music at the end of the twentieth- and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries....


Music and the Modern Condition: Investigating the Boundaries

by Ilic

Two crucial moments in the formation and disintegration of musical modernity and the musical canon occurred at the turn of the seventeenth and the first half of the twentieth century. Dr Ljubica Ilic provides...


Sounding the Virtual: Gilles Deleuze and the Theory and Philosophy of Music

by Hulse & Nesbitt

It is the contention of the editors and contributors of this volume that the work carried out by Gilles Deleuze, where rigorously applied, has the potential to cut through much of the intellectual sedimentation...


The Architecture of Happiness

by Alain De Botton

The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of...