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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:...


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...


Performance and the Politics of Space: Theatre and Topology

by Erika Fischer-Lichte & Benjamin Wihstutz

From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion,...


Encountering Nature: Toward an Environmental Culture

by Thomas Heyd

This book argues that an attentive encounter with nature is of key importance for the development of an environmentally appropriate culture. The fundamental idea is that the environmental degradation that we...


Everyday Aesthetics: Prosaics, the Play of Culture and Social Identities

by Katya Mandoki

Starting from Dewey's pragmatism and biologically inspired philosophy, Mandoki updates key debates in aesthetics to project them into the realm of a socio-aesthetic inquiry. She argues that in every process...


Deleuze's Way: Essays in Transverse Ethics and Aesthetics

by Ronald Bogue

Addressing the essential question of the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Deleuze's philosophy this book provides clear indications of the practical implications of Deleuze's approach to the arts...


Reflections on Aesthetic Judgment and other Essays

by Benjamin Tilghman

Benjamin Tilghman has been a leading commentator on analytic philosophy for many years. This book brings together his most significant and influential work on aesthetics. Spanning a period of thirty years and...


Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

by Ewa Ziarek

Despite the prominence of feminist theory in literary, film, and visual arts critique, feminist theories of aesthetics remain rare, obscuring a crucial chapter in women’s history. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek redresses...


Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes

by Barry Lord & Gail Dexter Lord

Barry Lord and Gail Dexter Lord focus their two lifetimes of international experience working in the cultural sector on the challenging questions of why and how culture changes. The answer is a dynamic and fascinating...


Between Word and Image: Heidegger, Klee, and Gadamer on Gesture and Genesis

by Dennis J. Schmidt

Engagement with the image has played a decisive role in the formulation of the very idea of philosophy since Plato. Identifying pivotal moments in the history of philosophy, Dennis J. Schmidt develops the question...


Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth

by Elizabeth Grosz

Instead of treating art as a unique creation that requires reason and refined taste to appreciate, Elizabeth Grosz argues that art-especially architecture, music, and painting-is born from the disruptive forces...


Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

by Daniel Herwitz

The act of remaking one’s history into a heritage, a conscientiously crafted narrative placed over the past, is a thriving industry in almost every postcolonial culture. This is surprising, given the tainted...