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  1. The Making and Meaning of Art.Laurie 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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  2. The Digital Musician.Andrew Hugill - 2008 - Routledge.
    New technologies, new musicians -- Aural awareness -- Organizing sound -- Creating music -- Performing -- Cultural context -- Critical engagement -- The digital musician -- Projects and performance.
  3. Feminism and Film Theory.Constance Penley (ed.) - 1988 - Bfi.
    No online description is currently available. If you would like to receive information about this title, please email Routledge at
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  4. The Nature of Art: An Anthology.Thomas E. Wartenberg (ed.) - 2002 - Harcourt College.
  5. Aesthetics.Susan L. Feagin & Patrick Maynard (eds.) - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    Can we ever claim to understand a work of art or be objective about it? Why have cultures thought it important to separate out a group of objects and call them art? What does aesthetics contribute to our understanding of the natural landscape? Are the concepts of art and the aesthetic elitist? Addressing these and other issues in aesthetics, this important new Oxford Reader includes articles by authors ranging from Aristotle and Xie-He to Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, Michael Baxandall, and Susan Sontag. (...)
  6. Art, Mimesis and the Avant-Garde: Aspects of a Philosophy of Difference.Andrew Benjamin - 1991 - Routledge.
    Art, Mimesis and the Avant-Garde explores the relationship between art and philosophy. Andrew Benjamin argues for a reworking of the task of philosophy in terms of the centrality of ontology. It is in relation to this centrality, understood through the differences between modes of being, that art, mimesis, and the avant-garde come to be presented. A fundamental part of this book is the original interpretations of important contemporary painters and their themes: Lucian Freud's self-portraits, Francis Bacon 's use of mirrors, (...)
  7. Interpreting Cultures: Literature, Religion, and Human Sciences.Jonathan Locke Hart - 2006 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book focuses on how we perceive, know and interpret culture across disciplinary boundaries. The study ranges from the Bible and classical works to those by and about men and women in Europe, the Americas and beyond of Native, African, European and different backgrounds.
  8. Rightness and Reasons: Interpretation in Cultural Practices.Michael Krausz - 1993 - Cornell University Press.
    Introduction Vv hich interpretation of Beethoven's First Symphony is the single right one: one that strictly adheres to the score or one that does not? ...
  9. Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience.Angela Hobart & Bruce Kapferer (eds.) - 2004 - Berghahn Books.
    Introduction The Aesthetics of Symbolic Construction and Experience Bruce Kapferer and Angela Hobart The essays in this volume address aesthetic forms and ...
  10. The Chain of Becoming: The Philosophical Tale, the Novel, and a Neglected Realism of the Enlightenment: Swift, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Johnson, and Austen.Frederick M. Keener - 1983 - Columbia University Press.
  11. Poetry and Music in Seventeenth-Century England.Diane Kelsey McColley - 1997 - Cambridge University Press.
    This study explores the relationship between the poetic language of Donne, Herbert, Milton, and other British poets, and the choral music and part-songs of composers including Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Weelkes, and Tomkins. The seventeenth century was the time in English literary history when music was most consciously linked to words, and when the mingling of Renaissance and 'new' philosophy opened new discovery routes for the interpretation of art. McColley offers close readings of poems and the musical settings of analogous texts, (...)
  12. Introducing Philosophy Through Film: Key Texts, Discussion, and Film Selections.Richard A. Fumerton & Diane Jeske (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Philosophy Through Film_ offers a uniquely engaging and effective approach to introductory philosophy by combining an anthology of classical and contemporary philosophical readings with a discussion of philosophical concepts illustrated in popular films. Pairs 50 classical and contemporary readings with popular films - from Monty Python and _The Matrix_ to _Casablanca_ and _A Clockwork Orange_ Addresses key areas in philosophy, including topics in ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, the problem of perception, and philosophy of (...)
  13. Narration in the Fiction Film.David Bordwell - 1985 - University of Wisconsin Press.
    In this study, David Bordwell offers the first comprehensive account of how movies use fundamental principles of narrative representation, unique features of ...
  14. Heresies of Modern Art.Xavier Rubert de Ventós - 1980 - Columbia University Press.
  15. Aesthetics and the Sociology of Art.Janet Wolff - 1983 - G. Allen & Unwin.
  16. Philosophy of the Film: Epistemology, Ontology, Aesthetics.I. C. Jarvie - 1987 - Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    Examines the overlap between film and philosophy in three distinct ways: epistemological issues in film-making and viewing; aesthetic theory and film; and film as a medium of philosophical expression. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information . Visit our eBookstore at:
  17. Literary Theory From Plato to Barthes: An Introductory History.Richard Harland - 1999 - St. Martin's Press.
    Richard Harland provides a lucid account of all the major movements in literary theory up to the late 1960s. In a lucid and accessible style, he unfolds a comprehensive "story" of literary theory in all its manifestations. Because contemporary literary theory depends heavily upon European thinkers, the book has an international focus, and its coverage extends from philosophers to social theorists to linguists. Harland explains the essential principles of each theoretical position, looking behind particular critical judgments and interpretations in order (...)
  18. On Literary Theory and Philosophy.Richard Freadman & Lloyd Reinhardt (eds.) - 1991 - St. Martin's Press.
  19. 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.
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  20. Wittgenstein and Value: The Quest for Meaning.Eric B. Litwack - 2009 - Continuum.
    Introduction -- Wittgenstein's early conception of value -- An outline of tractarian ontology -- Value, the self, and the mystical -- The lecture on ethics -- Language-games, the private language argument and aspect psychology -- Language-games -- The private language argument -- Aspect psychology -- The soul and attitudes towards the living -- Wittgenstein's general conception of the soul -- Ilham Dilman on the soul and seeing-as -- Religious contexts -- J.B. Watson and the denial of the soul -- Attitudes (...)
  21. Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art.Anne Sheppard - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
    Why do people read novels, go to the theater, or listen to beautiful music? Do we seek out aesthetic experiences simply because we enjoy them--or is there another, deeper, reason we spend our leisure time viewing or experiencing works of art? Aesthetics, the first short introduction to the contemporary philosophy of aesthetics, examines not just the nature of the aesthetic experience, but the definition of art, and its moral and intrinsic value in our lives. Anne Sheppard divides her work into (...)
  22. The Absolute Comic.Edith Kern - 1980 - Columbia University Press.
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  23. Music and the Historical Imagination.Leo Treitler - 1989 - Harvard University Press.
    In this elegant book he develops a powerful statement of what music analysis and criticism in relation to historical understanding can be.
  24. 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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  25. An Essay in Post-Romantic Literary Theory: Art, Artifact, and the Innocent Eye.Bruce E. Fleming - 1991 - E. Mellen Press.
  26. The Strategy of Letters.Mette Hjort - 1993 - Harvard University Press.
    Introduction O DY ss E us , one of the earliest and best-known strategists in the history of literature, chances upon the cave of the dim-witted giant ...
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  27. Visual Culture: The Reader.Jessica Evans & Stuart Hall (eds.) - 1999 - Sage Publications in Association with the Open University.
    "This collection of classic essays in the study of visual culture fills a major gap in this new and expanding intellectual field. Its major strength is its insistence on the importance of three central aspects of the study of visual culture: the sign, the institution and the viewing subject. It will provide readers, teachers and students with an essential text in visual and cultural studies." - Janet Wolff, University of Rochester Visual Culture: The Reader provides an invaluable resource of over (...)
  28. Shakespeare & Opera.Gary Schmidgall - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    If opera had existed in Elizabethan London, the world's Top Bard, as W.H. Auden called him, might have become the world's Top Librettist. As Gary Schmidgall shows in this illuminating study, Shakespeare's expressive ways and dramaturgical means are like those of composers and librettists in numerous and often astonishing ways. No wonder that well over two hundred operas have been based on Shakespeare's plays. Ranging widely through the Shakespearean canon and the standard operatic repertory, Schmidgall presents a fascinating comparison, focusing (...)
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  29. The Aesthetics of Organization.Stephen Linstead & Heather Höpfl (eds.) - 2000 - Sage Publications.
    Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. The Aesthetics of Organization accessibly draws key contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations. Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are also highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective (...)
  30. Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics.Jerrold Levinson - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    Contemplating Art is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. The twenty-four essays range over issues in general aesthetics and those relating to specific arts--in particular music, film, and literature. It will appeal not only to philosophers but also to musicologists, literary theorists, art critics, and reflective lovers of the arts.
  31. The Architecture of the Visible.Graham MacPhee - 2002 - Continuum.
  32. Literature and Philosophy: A Guide to Contemporary Debates.David Rudrum (ed.) - 2006 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This collection charts the origins and consequences of the literature/philosophy dialogue, providing an overview of the field as well as discussing new developments in literary and philosophical scholarship. The collection is divided into four main parts: introductory perspectives; an overview of the key schools of thought; a discussion of debates between literature and philosophy; and an engagement with specific texts.
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  33. 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.
  34. Imagining the Real: Essays on Politics, Ideology and Literature.Robert Grant - 2003 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Throughout its ten related essays, Imagining the Real contrasts our abstract imaginings about the human world with the imaginative insights provided by art and experience. It questions, variously, the relevance of game theory and sociobiology to politics the supposed intrinsic values of liberal freedom, cultural change, and democratic action and the claims of Marxism, deconstruction and "Theory" generally to be non-ideological. More positively, it reinterprets fiction as a specific invitation to imagine, and celebrates Shakespeare, L.H. Myers and Beckett as truly (...)
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  35. The Subject of Modernity.Anthony J. CASCARDI - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    The question of modernity has provoked a vigorous debate in the work of thinkers from Hegel to Habermas. Our own self-styled postmodern age has seen no end to this debate, which now receives a major and wide-ranging intervention from the theorist and critic Anthony J. Cascardi. Offering an historical account of the origins and transformations of the rational subject or self as it is represented in Descartes, Cervantes, Pascal, Hobbes and the Don Juan myth, he carries his argument across the (...)
  36. I See a Voice: Deafness, Language, and the Senses--A Philosophical History.Jonathan Rée - 1999 - Metropolitan Books, H. Holt and Co..
    A groundbreaking study of deafness, by a philosopher who combines the scientific erudition of Oliver Sacks with the historical flair of Simon Schama. There is nothing more personal than the human voice, traditionally considered the expression of the innermost self. But what of those who have no voice of their own and cannot hear the voices of others? In this tour de force of historical narrative, Jonathan Ree tells the astonishing story of the deaf, from the sixteenth century to the (...)
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  37. Pooh and the Philosophers: In Which It is Shown That All of Western Philosophy is Merely a Preamble to Winnie-the-Pooh.John Tyerman Williams - 1996 - Dutton Books.
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  38. 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 (...)
  39. Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender.Alcuin Blamires - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    This book makes a vigorous reassessment of the moral dimension in Chaucer's writings. For the Middle Ages, the study of human behavior generally signified the study of the morality of attitudes, choices, and actions. Moreover, moral analysis was not gender neutral: it presupposed that certain virtues and certain failings were largely gender-specific. Alcuin Blamires, mainly concentrating on The Canterbury Tales, discloses how Chaucer adapts the composite inherited traditions of moral literature to shape the significance and the gender implications of his (...)
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  40. Philosophers.Steve Pyke - 1995 - Zelda Cheatle Press.
    In this riveting collection, which he has been working on for twenty-five years, Pyke presents 100 black-and-white portraits of contemporary philosophers, ...
  41. Creation and Interpretation.Raphael Stern, Philip Rodman & Joseph Cobitz (eds.) - 1985 - Haven Publications.
  42. Philosophy and Tragedy.Simon Sparks & Miguel de Beistegui (eds.) - 1999 - Routledge.
    From Plato's _Republic_ and Aristotle's _Poetics_ to Nietzsche's _The Birth of Tragedy_, the theme of tragedy has been subject to radically conflicting philosophical interpretations. Despite being at the heart of philosophical debate from Ancient Greece to the Nineteenth Century, however, tragedy has yet to receive proper treatment as a philosophical tradition in its own right. _Philosophy and Tragedy_ is a compelling contribution to that oversight and the first book to address the topic in a major way. Eleven new essays by (...)
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  43. Martin Heidegger and the Question of Literature: Toward a Postmodern Literary Hermeneutics.William V. Spanos (ed.) - 1976 - Indiana University Press.
  44. A Philosophy of Computer Art.Dominic Lopes - 2009 - Routledge.
    What is computer art? Do the concepts we usually employ to talk about art, such as ‘meaning’, ‘form’ or ‘expression’ apply to computer art? _A Philosophy of Computer Art_ is the first book to explore these questions. Dominic Lopes argues that computer art challenges some of the basic tenets of traditional ways of thinking about and making art and that to understand computer art we need to place particular emphasis on terms such as ‘interactivity’ and ‘user’. Drawing on a wealth (...)
  45. The Philosopher's Joke: Essays in Form and Content.Richard A. Watson - 1990 - Prometheus Books.
  46. Philosophy of Literature: An Introduction.Christopher New - 1999 - Routledge.
    Literature, like the visual arts, poses its own philosophical problems. While literary theorists have discussed the nature of literature intensively, analytic philosophers have usually dealt with literary problems either within the general framework of aesthetics or else in a way that is accessible only to a philosophical audience. The present book is unique in that it introduces the philosophy of literature from an analytic perspective accessible to both students of literature and students of philosophy. Specifically, the book addresses: the definition (...)
  47. The Time We Share: Reflecting on and Through Performing Arts—One Introduction, Three Acts, and Two Intermezzos.Daniel Blanga-Gubbay & Lars Kwakkenbos (eds.) - 2016 - Mercatorfonds.
    Marking the 20th anniversary of Belgium’s Kunstenfestivaldesarts—a major international arts festival—this ambitious book examines a wide range of critical perspectives on two decades of performing arts. The authors look closely at performing arts pieces from around the world to see what critiques and insights they reveal about society. Among the topics that these works address are the dialogue between history and memory, the development of a sense of community, the interplay between fiction and reality, and the fine line between a (...)
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  48. The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art.Arthur Coleman Danto - 1986 - Columbia University Press.
    In this acclaimed work, first published in 1986, world-renowned scholar Arthur C. Danto explored the inextricably linked but often misunderstood relationship between art and philosophy. In light of the book's impact--especially the essay "The End of Art," which dramatically announced that art ended in the 1960s--this enhanced edition includes a foreword by Jonathan Gilmore that discusses how scholarship has changed in response to it. Complete with a new bibliography of work on and influenced by Danto's ideas, _The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of (...)
  49. Media Ethics Goes to the Movies.Howard Good - 2002 - Praeger.
    Uses cinema both to depict a variety of situations in which questions of media ethics arise, and to illustrate classic and contemporary ethical theories.
  50. Judging Lyotard.Andrew Benjamin (ed.) - 1992 - Routledge.
    The work of Jean-Francois Lyotard signals the return of judgement to the centre of philosophical concerns. This collection of papers is the first devoted to his work and provides an estimation and critique of his writings, and included Lyotard's important essay on _Sensus Communis_.
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