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  1. Musical Perceptions.Rita Aiello & John A. Sloboda (eds.) - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
    Musical Perceptions is a much-needed text that introduces students of both music and psychology to the study of music perception and cognition. Because the book aims to foster a closer interaction between research in the science and the art of music, both psychologists and musicians contribute chapters on a wide range of topics, including the philosophy of music; research in musical performance; perception of melody, tonality, and rhythm; pedagogical issues; language and music; and neural networks. With their unique ability to (...)
  2. The Philosophy of the Visual Arts.Philip Alperson (ed.) - 1992 - Oxford University Press.
    Most instructors who teach introductory courses in aesthetics or the philosophy of arts use the visual arts as their implicit reference for "art" in general, yet until now there has been no aesthetics anthology specifically orientated to the visual arts. This text stresses conceptual and theoretical issues, first examining the very notion of "the visual arts " and then investigating philosophical questions raised by various forms, from painting, the paradigmatic form, to sculpture, photography, film, dance, kitsch, and other forms on (...)
  3. The Philosophy of the Visual Arts.Philip A. Alperson (ed.) - 1992 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Most instructors who teach introductory courses in aesthetics or the philosophy of arts use the visual arts as their implicit reference for "art" in general, yet until now there has been no aesthetics anthology specifically orientated to the visual arts. This text stresses conceptual and theoretical issues, first examining the very notion of "the visual arts" and then investigating philosophical questions raised by various forms, from painting, the paradigmatic form, to sculpture, photography, film, dance, kitsch, and other forms on the (...)
  4. Faith and Narrative.Keith E. Yandell (ed.) - 2001 - Oup Usa.
    From epic to limerick, novel to anecdote, literary narratives engage and entertain us. From autobiography and biography to accounts of familial generations, narratives define communities. Myths and histories loom large in religious traditions as well. Recently, the importance of narrative to ethics and religion has become a pervasive theme in several scholarly disciplines. In the essays presented here, a distinguished roster of scholars addresses a range of issues associated with this theme, focusing especially on questions concerning narrative's contribution to knowledge.
  5. Ancient Greek Literature.K. J. Dover - 1997 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This historical survey of Greek literature from 700 BC to 550 AD concentrates on the principal authors and quotes many passages from their work in translation, to allow the reader to form his own impression of its quality, including Homer, Plato, Aristophanes, and Euripides. Attention is drawn both to the elements in Greek literature and attitudes to life which are unfamiliar to us, and to the elements which appeal most powerfully to succeeding generations. Although it is recognized that this appeal (...)
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  6. Moral Theory at the Movies: An Introduction to Ethics.Dean A. Kowalski - 2010 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The book incorporates film summaries and study questions to draw students into ethical theory and then pairs them with classical philosophical texts.
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  7. Elements of Literature: Essay, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Film.Robert Scholes, Carl H. Klaus, Nancy R. Comley & Michael Silverman (eds.) - 1991 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Providing the most thorough coverage available in one volume, this comprehensive, broadly based collection offers a wide variety of selections in four major genres, and also includes a section on film. Each of the five sections contains a detailed critical introduction to each form, brief biographies of the authors, and a clear, concise editorial apparatus. Updated and revised throughout, the new Fourth Edition adds essays by Margaret Mead, Russell Baker, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, and Alice Walker; fiction by Nathaniel Hawthorne, (...)
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  8. Music, Imagination, and Culture.Nicholas Cook - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    Drawing on psychological and philosophical materials as well as the analysis of specific musical examples, Cook here defines the difference between music...
  9. The Making and Meaning of Art.Laurie Schneider Adams - 2006 - Pearson/Prentice Hall.
    Creating and defining works of art -- Purposes of art -- The artist's visual language -- Two-dimensional media and techniques of art -- Three-dimensional media and techniques --Art in history.
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  10. Image Ethics: The Moral Rights of Subjects in Photographs, Film, and Television.Larry Gross, John Stuart Katz & Jay Ruby (eds.) - 1991 - Oup Usa.
    This pathbreaking collection of thirteen original essays examines the moral rights of the subjects of documentary film, photography, and television.
  11. Continental Aesthetics.David Rasmussen - 2001 - Wiley.
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  12. Arts & Ideas.William Fleming - 1974 - Holt Mcdougal.
    Intended for courses in Western Humanities, this best-selling text chronologically explores the major styles as they appear in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from antiquity to present. Using lively anecdotes, Fleming shows how the styles are linked together by common purposes, themes, and ideas.
  13. Film Theory and Philosophy.Richard Allen & Murray Smith (eds.) - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume of new essays energizes a growing movement in film theory which questions and seeks to overturn many of the assumptions that have governed film theory for the last twenty years. The book brings together film scholars and philosophers in a united commitment to the standards of argumentation that characterize analytic philosophy rather than a single doctrinal approach. The essays address such topics as authorship, emotion, ideology, representation, and expression in film.
  14. A Theory of Art.Karol Berger - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    What, if anything, has art to do with the rest of our lives, and in particular with those ethical and political issues that matter to us most? Will art created today be likely to play a role in our lives as profound as that of the best art of the past? A Theory of Art shifts the focus of aesthetics from the traditional debate of "what is art?" to the engaging question of "what is art for?" Skillfully describing the social (...)
  15. Continental Aesthetics: Romanticism to Postmodernism: An Anthology.Richard Kearney & David M. Rasmussen (eds.) - 2001 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This comprehensive anthology provides a collection of classic and contemporary readings in continental aesthetics. Spanning Romanticism through Modernism to Postmodernism, the volume includes landmark texts that have sparked renewed interest in aesthetics, including works by Schiller, Kant, Nietzsche, Hegel, Heidegger, Sartre, Luk?cs, Habermas, Foucault, Kristeva, and Derrida.
  16. Religious Imagination and the Body: A Feminist Analysis.Paula M. Cooey - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
    In recent years feminist scholarship has increasingly focused on the importance of the body and its representations in virtually every social, cultural, and intellectual context. Many have argued that because women are more closely identified with their bodies, they have access to privileged and different kinds of knowledge than men. In this landmark new book, Paula Cooey offers a different perspective on the significance of the body in the context of religious life and practice. Building on the pathbreaking work of (...)
  17. The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade.Timo Airaksinen - 1995 - Routledge.
    The Marquis de Sade is famous for his forbidden novels like _Justine, Juliette_, and the _120 Days of Sodom_. Yet, despite Sade's immense influence on philosophy and literature, his work remains relatively unknown. His novels are too long, repetitive, and violent. At last in _The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade_, a distinguished philosopher provides a theoretical reading of Sade. Airaksinen examines Sade's claim that in order to be happy and free we must do evil things. He discusses the motivations (...)
  18. Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life.Frank Burch Brown - 2000 - Oup Usa.
    Christians frequently come into conflict with themselves and others over such matters as music, popular culture, and worship style. Yet they usually lack any theology of art or taste adequate to deal with aesthetic disputes. In this provocative book, Frank Burch Brown offers a constructive, 'ecumenical' approach to artistic taste and aesthetic judgment--a non-elitist but discriminating theological aesthetics that has 'teeth but no fangs'. While grounded in history and theory, this book takes up such practical questions as: How can one (...)
  19. Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts.David Goldblatt & Lee Brown (eds.) - 2005 - Pearson Education.
    Painting -- Photography and film -- Architecture and the third dimension -- Music -- Literature -- Performance -- Popular art and everyday aesthetics -- Classic sources -- Contemporary sources.
  20. Philosophy and Writing.Anne Margaret Wright - 2007 - Sharpe Focus.
    Poetry -- Drama -- Philosophy -- History -- Fables, Novels, and Speeches.
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  21. Philosophical Aesthetics: An Introduction.Oswald Hanfling (ed.) - 1992 - Open University.
    This volume contains surveys of the main issues in philosophical aesthetics, as discussed by thinkers from ancient Greece to modern times.
  22. The Fateful Discourse of Worldly Things.David Halliburton - 1997 - Stanford University Press.
    This is a broad interdisciplinary and comparative study of the ways in which we discursively 'make' the world and its things. The author goes beyond the 'poetic thinking' of Heidegger toward a more pragmatic way of interpreting concrete social, cultural, and political experience. The author outlines three constitutive functions of world-making. Endowing signifies the direct provision of the 'wherewithal' that must come into being if anything else is to come into being. Enabling develops or facilitates what is endowed. Entitling embraces (...)
  23. The Continental Aesthetics Reader.Clive Cazeaux (ed.) - 2000 - Routledge.
    _The Continental Aesthetics Reader_ brings together classic and contemporary writings on art and aesthetics from the major figures in continental thought. The second edition is clearly divided into seven sections: Nineteenth-Century German Aesthetics Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Marxism and Critical Theory Excess and Affect Embodiment and Technology Poststructuralism and Postmodernism Aesthetic Ontologies. Each section is clearly placed in its historical and philosophical context, and each philosopher has an introduction by Clive Cazeaux. An updated list of readings for this edition includes selections (...)
  24. The Creation of Art: New Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics.Berys Gaut & Paisley Livingston (eds.) - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    Although creativity, from Plato onwards, has been recognized as a topic in philosophy, it has been overshadowed by investigations of the meanings and values of works of art. In this collection of essays a distinguished roster of philosophers of art redress this trend. The subjects discussed include the nature of creativity and the process of artistic creation; the role that creative making should play in our understanding and evaluation of art; relations between concepts of creation and creativity; and ideas of (...)
  25. Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents.Vassiliki Kolocotroni, Jane Goldman & Olga Taxidou (eds.) - 1998 - University of Chicago Press.
    From Bauhaus to Dada, from Virginia Woolf to John Dos Passos, the Modernist movement revolutionized the way we perceive, portray, and participate in the world. This landmark anthology is a comprehensive documentary resource for the study of Modernism, bringing together more than 150 key essays, articles, manifestos, and other writings of the political and aesthetic avant-garde between 1840 and 1950. By favoring short extracts over lengthier originals, the editors cover a remarkable range and variety of modernist thinking. Included are not (...)
  26. The Concept of Music.Robin Maconie - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    What is music for? How does it work? What can it teach us? Intuitively, we feel there must be answers to such questions, but they tend to be scattered throughout a wide range of different areas of study, from acoustics to music history, from psychology to composition. In this brilliant and thought-provoking book Maconie seeks the answers to these and other fundamental questions about music, integrating music and appropriate scientific research in a new evaluation of his topic. In so doing, (...)
  27. An Introduction to Aesthetics.Dabney Townsend - 1997 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This volume is a fascinating introduction to the core themes and basic methods of aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Providing an analytic and historical treatment of the issues, and including many illustrative examples to both motivate and reinforce theoretical discussion, An Introduction to Aesthetics is the ideal course book for the philosophical novice. It includes an Appendix, a comprehensive Glossary and further reading suggestions to help the student reader develop a deeper comprehension of the field.
  28. Postmodern Sophistications: Philosophy, Architecture, and Tradition.David Kolb - 1990 - University of Chicago Press.
    Kolb discusses postmodern architectural styles and theories within the context of philosophical ideas about modernism and postmodernism. He focuses on what it means to dwell in a world and within a history and to act from or against a tradition.
  29. Heresies of Modern Art.Xavier Rubert de Ventós - 1980 - Columbia University Press.
    Puritanism in modern art has resulted in a quest for meaning and reality at the expense of the spirit of creativity and spontaneity.
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  30. Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner's Ring.Philip Kitcher & Richard Schacht - 2005 - Oup Usa.
    Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner's four-part Ring of the Nibelung. In Finding an Ending, two eminent philosophers, Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht, offer an illuminating look at this greatest of Wagner's achievements, focusing on its far-reaching and subtle exploration of problems of meanings and endings in this life and world. Kitcher and Schacht plunge the reader into the heart of Wagner's Ring, drawing out the philosophical and human significance of the text and the (...)
  31. Emerging Visions of the Aesthetic Process: Psychology, Semiology, and Philosophy.Gerald C. Cupchik & Janos László (eds.) - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is about aesthetic processes and play from the perspectives of psychologists, philosophers, and semiologists. They explore the underlying processes from many viewpoints, including the prehistoric roots of language and art; the historical evolution of artistic, literary, and musical styles; the structure of artworks from both gestalt and semiotic perspectives; the biological and psychological processes underlying production and appreciation; the appeal of sentimental art; emotional responses to art and other aesthetic forms; personality in relation to artistic style; the testing (...)
  32. The Fiction of Postmodernity.Stephen Baker - 2000
    The Fiction of Postmodernityis a significant and accessible new study of the relation of postmodern fiction to theories of the postmodern. Contemporary works of fiction by novelists such as Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Thomas Pynchon and Martin Amis are viewed in relation to critiques of the 'culture industry', analyses of the 'postmodern condition' and theories of simulacra. The work of influential theorists of the postmodern - such as Theodor Adorno, Jean-François Lyotard, Fredric Jameson and Jean Baudrillard - is (...)
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  33. The Absolute Comic.Edith Kern - 1980 - New York: Columbia University Press.
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  34. Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination.Joan Schwartz & James Ryan - 2003 - Routledge.
    The advent of photography opened up new worlds to 19th century viewers, who were able to visualize themselves and the world beyond in unprecedented detail. But the emphasis on the photography's objectivity masked the subjectivity inherent in deciding what to record, from what angle and when. This text examines this inherent subjectivity. Drawing on photographs that come from personal albums, corporate archives, commercial photographers, government reports and which were produced as art, as record, as data, the work shows how the (...)
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  35. Convention, 1500-1750.Lawrence Manley - 1980 - Harvard University Press.
    This book is a history of the idea of convention, the roles it played in the formative stages of English and Continental literary theory and in the development ...
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  36. The Architecture of the Visible.Graham MacPhee - 2002 - Continuum.
    The Architecture of the Visible examines the visual experience of the city through photography, film, and through literary responses to urban space.
  37. Modern Criticism and Theory a Reader.David Lodge & Nigel Wood - 2000 - Longman Publishing Group.
    'in our era, criticism is not merely a library of secondary aids to the understanding and appreciation of literary texts, but also a rapidly expanding body of knowledge in its own right' "David Lodge" This new edition of David Lodge's "Modern Criticism and Theory" is fully revised and expanded to take account of the developments in theoretical contemporary literary criticism since the publication of the first edition in 1988. Building on the strengths of the first edition, this volume is designed (...)
  38. The Arts and Sciences of Criticism.David Fuller & Patricia Waugh (eds.) - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    What can we expect of literature? And what should the role of criticism be? This collection reflects on developments in criticism and the different modes of knowledge that underwrite literature: a science model and its place in the university versus other ways of conceiving knowledge for which the arts have traditionally been seen as vehicles. Discussion ranges widely with contributions from leading academics as well as those outside the literary academy, including essays by the novelists Doris Lessing and David Lodge. (...)
  39. On Second Glance: Midwest Photographs.Larry Kanfer - 1992 - University of Illinois Press.
    "But here the changes are chronological. In my photographs I show time - seasonal change, the cycles of life. That's where the beauty lies." As in his highly acclaimed earlier collection, Prairiescapes, Kanfer presents his own unmistakable vision of the vast heartland. Karla Vallance on National Public Radio described Prairiescapes as "capturing the uncelebrated fields and streams around the town where I grew up and turning the water of those ordinary places in mundane.
  40. The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era.William J. Mitchell - 1994 - MIT Press.
    Continuing William Mitchell's investigations of how we understand, reason about, anduse images, The Reconfigured Eye provides the first systematic, critical analysis of the digitalimaging revolution.
  41. Film at the Intersection of High and Mass Culture.Paul Coates - 1994 - Cambridge University Press.
    At the Intersection of High and Mass Culture analyses the contradictions and interaction between high and low art, with particular reference to Hollywood and European cinema. Written in the essayist, speculative tradition of Walter Benjamin and Theodore Adorno, this study also includes analyses of several key films of the 1980s. Tracing the boundaries of such genres as film noir, science fiction and melodrama, it demonstrates how these genres were radically expanded by such filmmakers as Neil Jordan, Chris Merker and Georges (...)
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  42. The Age of Virtue: British Culture From the Restoration to Romanticism.David Morse - 2000 - Palgrave Macmillan.
    But with the coming of the French Revolution the very idea of virtue suddenly began to look distinctly old-fashioned - it seemed at once too elitist and too inflexible to respond to the rapidly changing circumstances of a democratic age."--BOOK JACKET.
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  43. Is There Truth in Art?Herman Rapaport - 1997 - Cornell University Press.
    'Is There Truth in Art?' includes chapters on atonal music, environmental art, modern German and French poetry, contemporary French fiction, experimental French ...
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  44. The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics.Peter Kivy (ed.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics_ is the most authoritative survey of the central issues in contemporary aesthetics available. The volume features eighteen newly commissioned papers on the evaluation of art, the interpretation of art, and many other forms of art such as literature, movies, and music. Provides a guide to the central traditional and cutting edge issues in aesthetics today. Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, including Peter Kivy, George Dickie, Noël Carroll, Paul Guyer, Ted Cohen, Marcia Eaton, Joseph (...)
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  45. Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination.Grace Seiberling - 1986 - University of Chicago Press.
    This book will appeal to general readers and sociologists as well as art historians because of its original treatment of early photography as a manifestation of class concerns.
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  46. Post-Structuralism and the Question of History.Derek Attridge, Geoff Bennington & Robert Young (eds.) - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    Recent developments in literary theory, such as structuralism and deconstruction, have come under attack for neglecting history, while historically-based approaches have been criticized for failing to take account of the problems inherent in their methodological foundations. This collection of essays is unique in that it focuses on the relation between post-structuralism and historical (especially Marxist) literary theory and criticism. The volume includes a deconstructive reading of Marx, essays that relate history to the philosophical and institutional context, and a number of (...)
  47. Democratic Humanism and American Literature.Harold Kaplan - 1972 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    Kaplan suggests that these major figures works are linked by the myths of genesis of a new political culture.
  48. Henry James and the Father Question.Andrew Taylor - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    The intellectual relationship between Henry James and his father, who was a philosopher and theologian, proved to be an influential resource for the novelist. Andrew Taylor explores how James's writing responds to James Senior's epistemological, thematic and narrative concerns, and relocates these concerns in a more secularised and cosmopolitan cultural milieu. Taylor examines the nature of both men's engagement with autobiographical strategies, issues of gender reform, and the language of religion. He argues for a reading of Henry James that is (...)
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  49. The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics.Peter Kivy (ed.) - 2008 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics_ is the most authoritative survey of the central issues in contemporary aesthetics available. The volume features eighteen newly commissioned papers on the evaluation of art, the interpretation of art, and many other forms of art such as literature, movies, and music. Provides a guide to the central traditional and cutting edge issues in aesthetics today. Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, including Peter Kivy, George Dickie, Noël Carroll, Paul Guyer, Ted Cohen, Marcia Eaton, Joseph (...)
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  50. Canon Eos Digital Photography Photo Workshop.Serge Timacheff - 2008 - Wiley.
    Veteran professional photographer Serge Timacheff walks you through the features of the Canon EOS DSLR camera; selecting, understanding, and using lenses and accessories; and caring for your equipment. You'll also get professional insight into protecting your gear and building your skill set. Once you understand how to build a photography system that meets your needs and discover which filters and accessories are best for you, you can begin to embrace all the Canon EOS camera system has to offer. Note: CD-ROM/DVD (...)
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