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- Aesthetics: A Comprehensive Anthology (2007)
- The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art (2015)
- Philosophy of the Arts: An Introduction to Aesthetics (2005)
- Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting and Beyond (2014)
- Aesthetic Theory by Theodor W. Adorno (1970-07-07) ()
- Aesthetics: Volume I (2016)
- Aesthetics: A Beginner’s Guide (Beginner’s Guides) (2011)
- Understanding Aesthetics for the Merchandising and Design Professional by Fiore, Ann Marie [Fairchild Books, 2010] ( Paperback ) 2nd edition [Paperback] ()
- Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics (Penguin Classics) (1994)
- Aesthetics by Goldblatt, David, Brown, Lee B. [Pearson,2010] (Paperback) 3rd edition [Paperback] ()
- Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts (2017)
- Hitler And The Power Of Aesthetics. (2002)
- Introducing Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art (2012)
- Directing, Fifth Edition: Film Techniques and Aesthetics (2012)
- Aesthetics: Volume II (2019)
From Plato’s Ion to works by contemporary philosophers, this anthology showcases classic texts to illuminate the development of philosophical thought about art and the aesthetic. This volume is the most comprehensive collection of readings on aesthetics and the philosophy of art currently available.
The Aesthetic Brain takes readers on an exciting journey through the world of beauty, pleasure, and art. Using the latest advances in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, Anjan Chatterjee investigates how an aesthetic sense is etched into our minds, and explains why artistic concerns feature centrally in our lives.
Philosophy of the Arts presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third edition is greatly enhanced by new sections on art and beauty, modern art, Aristotle and katharsis, and Hegel. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with fresh material and extended discussions. As with previous editions, the book:
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Aesthetics: Volume I (2016)
Dietrich von Hildebrand understood the centrality of beauty not merely to art but to philosophy, theology, and ethics. In his ambitious and comprehensive Aesthetics, now translated into English for the first time, Hildebrand rehabilitates the concept of beauty as an objective rather and purely subjective phenomenon.
What is art? Why do we find some things beautiful but not others? Is it wrong to share mp3s? These are just some of the questions explored by aesthetics, the philosophy of art. In this sweeping introduction, Charles Taliaferro skilfully guides us through notions of art and beauty around the world, tackling lively debates such as who owns art and how art and morality collide.
Understanding Aesthetics for the Merchandising and Design Professional by Fiore, Ann Marie [Fairchild Books, 2010] ( Paperback ) 2nd edition [Paperback] ()
Understanding Aesthetics for the Merchandising and Design Professional by Fiore, Ann Marie [Fairchild Books, 2010] ( Paperback ) 2nd edition [Paperback]
No philosopher has held a higher opinion of art than Hegel, yet nor was any so profoundly pessimistic about its prospects – despite living in the German golden age of Goethe, Mozart and Schiller. For if the artists of classical Greece could find the perfect fusion of content and form, modernity faced complicating – and ultimately disabling – questions.
Aesthetics by Goldblatt, David, Brown, Lee B. [Pearson,2010] (Paperback) 3rd edition [Paperback]
Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, fourth edition, contains a selection of ninety-six readings organized by individual art forms as well as a final section of readings in philosophical aesthetics that cover multiple art forms.
Paperback Publisher: Overlook Press, Woodstock; First Paperback Edition edition (2002) ASIN: B001KREGOI Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Guiding readers through major problems, issues and debates in aesthetics, this is a bias-free introduction for students studying the philosophy of art for the first time. Each chapter of the book begins by considering a particular work of art – from contemporary conceptual art, through literature to TV soap operas – to help students understand and explore key philosophical discussions and ideas.
This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film.
Aesthetics: Volume II (2019)
“Hildebrand’s thinking deserves the greatest attention from philosophers todayhis fine observations will surely stimulate a discussion of which we are all greatly in need.” — Sir Roger Scruton”Dietrich von Hildebrand’s engaging studies of different art forms is a marvelous illustration of the way phenomenology is uniquely accessible to a wider readership. Here is philosophy for the sake of the world.” — James K. A. Smith”How does the beautiful evangelize?
Best Aesthetics Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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Law's Documents: Authority, Materiality, Aesthetics
Author(s): Katherine Biber (editor), Priya Vaughan (editor), Trish Luker (editor)
ID: 3176954, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 41 Mb, Format: pdf
Travel, Translation and Transmedia Aesthetics: Franco-Chinese Literature and Visual Arts in a Global Age
Author(s): Shuangyi Li
ID: 3209578, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2022, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Matrixial Subjectivity, Aesthetics, Ethics: Vol 1 1990–2000
Author(s): Bracha L. Ettinger, Griselda Pollock
ID: 2818114, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
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