Category «Aesthetics»

Delirious Consumption: Aesthetics and Consumer Capitalism in by Sergio Delgado Moya

By Sergio Delgado Moya

In the a long time following global battle II, the production and enlargement of huge household markets and comparatively reliable economies allowed for mass intake on an extraordinary scale, giving upward push to the patron society that exists this day. Many avant-garde artists explored the nexus among intake and aesthetics, wondering how consumerism impacts how we understand the realm, position ourselves in it, and make experience of it through conception and emotion.

Delirious Consumption specializes in the 2 greatest cultural economies in Latin the United States, Mexico and Brazil, and analyzes how their artists and writers either embraced and resisted the spirit of improvement and growth that defines the shopper second in overdue capitalism. Sergio Delgado Moya seems in particular on the paintings of David Alfaro Siqueiros, the Brazilian concrete poets, Octavio Paz, and Lygia Clark to figure out how each one of them arrived at varieties of aesthetic creation balanced among excessive modernism and client tradition. He reveals of their works a provocative positioning vis-à-vis city commodity capitalism, an ambivalent place that takes an guaranteed yet versatile stance opposed to commodification, alienation, and the politics of domination and inequality that defines marketplace economies. In Delgado Moya's view, those poets and artists entice uselessness, nonutility, and noncommunication—all markers of the aesthetic—while drawing at the phrases right to an international of intake and buyer culture.

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Landscapes (Themes in environmental history Book 2) by Sarah Johnson

By Sarah Johnson

Landscapes explores the conceptualisation of environments as panorama, philosophically and traditionally. tours in panorama aesthetics contextualise case reviews of landscapes perceived, built and spoke back to, from the plantations of South Africa to the Australian outback, the medieval Ardennes to nuclear-age the USA. Literary and creative models of panorama are studied along these pushed via coverage and pragmatism, probing the intersections of the transcendent and the ideological.

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Philologie der Poesie: Von Goethe bis Peter Szondi (German by Christoph König

By Christoph König

„Einer weit verbreiteten, auch und gerade in den Poetik-Vorlesungen unserer Tage emphatisch vertretenen Vorstellung zufolge ist der poeta doctus eine historisch versunkene Figur. Seit den letzten Jahrzehnten des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts wird als selbstevident vorausgesetzt, dass guy nicht aus dem gelehrten Wissen heraus dichte, sondern aus der unmittelbaren Erfahrung, aus dem sich zum Wort und Bewusstsein drängenden Gefühl. Die hier versammelten Studien Christoph Königs verabschieden diesen Gemeinplatz. Königs Kunst der eindringlich-spekulativen Lektüre erschließt die Intensität der mind's eye, die sich dort entzündet, wo Poesie und Philologie eine ebenso innige wie reflektierte Verbindung eingehen. Moderne Dichtung in ihren höchsten Erscheinungsformen erweist sich als sublimierte Hermeneutik, moderne Philologie in ihren bedeutendsten Leistungen als poetisches Leseexperiment. Anhand von exemplarischen Fallstudien (unter anderem zu Wilhelm von Humboldt, Schiller, Goethe, Friedrich Schlegel, Lönnrot, Hofmannsthal, Gadamer, Szondi und Bollack) entwirft Christoph König ein überzeugendes Bild der spannungsvollen Zweiheit von Poesie und Philologie, das unser Verständnis der literarischen Moderne grundlegend modifiziert.“

David E. Wellbery
University of Chicago

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Aesthetics and the Environment: The Appreciation of Nature, by Allen Carlson

By Allen Carlson

conventional aesthetics is frequently linked to the appreciation of artwork, Allen Carlson exhibits how a lot of our aesthetic event doesn't surround paintings yet nature, in our reaction to sunsets, mountains or horizons or extra mundane atmosphere, like gardens or the view from our window.
He argues that wisdom of what it's we're appreciating is key to having a suitable aesthetic adventure and that clinical figuring out of nature can improve our appreciation of it, instead of denigrate it.

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Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays on Theodor W. by Robert Hullot-Kentor

By Robert Hullot-Kentor

Theodor W. Adorno used to be a tremendous twentieth-century thinker and social critic whose writings on oppositional tradition in paintings, song, and literature more and more stand on the middle of up to date highbrow debate. during this first-class assortment, Robert Hullot-Kentor, commonly considered as the main uncommon American translator and commentator on Adorno, gathers jointly 16 essays he has written in regards to the thinker during the last twenty years.

The commencing essay, "Origin Is the Goal," pursues Adorno's thesis of the dialectic of enlightenment to raised comprehend the pressing social and political state of affairs of the U.S.. "Back to Adorno" examines Adorno's concept that sacrifice is the primordial kind of human domination; "Second Salvage" reconstructs Adorno's unfinished research of the transformation of tune in radio transmission; and "What Is Mechanical copy" revisits Adorno's feedback of Walter Benjamin. extra essays disguise a extensive diversity of subject matters: Adorno's affinities with Wallace Stevens and Nabokov, his advanced courting with Kierkegaard and psychoanalysis, and his severe learn of well known music.

Many of those essays were revised, with new fabric additional that emphasizes the relevance of Adorno's suggestion to the us at the present time. Things past Resemblance is a well timed and richly analytical assortment an important to the research of severe conception, aesthetics, continental philosophy, and Adorno.

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Aesthetics of Negativity: Blanchot, Adorno, and Autonomy by William Allen

By William Allen

Maurice Blanchot and Theodor W. Adorno are one of the such a lot tricky but in addition the main profound thinkers in twentieth-century aesthetics. whereas their equipment and views fluctuate greatly, they proportion a priority with the negativity of the paintings conceived by way of both its adventure and threat or its severe expression. Such negativity is neither nihilistic nor pessimistic yet issues the prestige of the paintings and its autonomy when it comes to its context or its adventure. For either Blanchot and Adorno negativity is the most important to figuring out the prestige of the paintings in post-Kantian aesthetics and, even though it shows how artwork expresses serious chances, albeit negatively, it additionally exhibits that artwork bears an irreducible ambiguity such that its that means can consistently negate itself. This ambiguity takes on an further fabric value while thought of with regards to language because the negativity of the paintings turns into aesthetic within the extra experience of being either good and experimental, and in doing so the language of the literary paintings turns into a kind of considering that allows materiality to be suggestion in its ambiguity.

In a chain of wealthy and compelling readings, William S. Allen exhibits how an unique and rigorous mode of considering arises inside of Blanchot’s early writings and the way Adorno’s aesthetics relies on a relation among language and materiality that has been largely neglected. additionally, via reconsidering the matter of the independent murals by way of literature, a important factor in modernist aesthetics is given a better severe and fabric relevance as a style of considering that's summary and urban, rigorous and ambiguous. whereas examples of this sort of writing are available within the works of Blanchot and Beckett, the calls for that such texts position on readers simply determine the demanding situations and the probabilities that literary autonomy poses to thought.

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Mimesis, Movies, and Media: Violence, Desire, and the by Scott Cowdell,Chris Fleming,Joel Hodge

By Scott Cowdell,Chris Fleming,Joel Hodge

construction at the transforming into acceptance and significant acclaim of volumes 1 and a couple of of Violence, wish, and the Sacred, this 3rd quantity within the series showcases the main groundbreaking, interdisciplinary learn in mimetic concept, with a spotlight on recognized motion pictures, tv sequence, and different media. Mimesis, video clips, and Media reaches past the conventional limitations of continental conception to illustrate how students practice and strengthen René Girard's insights in mild of latest media. It brings jointly significant Australian and foreign students operating on the intersection of pop culture and philosophy.

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John Dewey and the Artful Life: Pragmatism, Aesthetics, and by Scott R. Stroud

By Scott R. Stroud

Aesthetic event has had an extended and contentious heritage within the Western highbrow culture. Following Kant and Hegel, a human’s interplay with nature or artwork often has been conceptualized as break away problems with useful job or ethical worth. This ebook examines how artwork could be obvious as a fashion of ethical cultivation. Scott Stroud makes use of the idea of the yank pragmatist John Dewey to argue that paintings and the classy have a detailed connection to morality. Dewey supplies us the way to reconceptualize our principles of ends, capability, and adventure for you to find the ethical worth of aesthetic event within the event of absorption itself, in addition to within the adventure of reflective awareness evoked via an paintings object.

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Aesthetics and Nature (Bloomsbury Aesthetics) by Glenn Parsons

By Glenn Parsons

Aesthetics and Nature offers a transparent and available creation to the sector of nature aesthetics. Glenn Parsons explores the present debates within the box, supplying the reader with a radical assessment of the topic. The e-book situates nature aesthetics on the subject of critical affects: aesthetics' conventional undertaking of figuring out the worth of paintings and present idea at the ethics of our dating with nature.
The publication outlines 5 significant methods to figuring out the classy price of nature and explores the classy appreciation of nature because it happens in desolate tract, in gardens, and within the context of appreciating environmental artwork. The e-book additionally features a research of the concept that holding nature's good looks offers a compelling cause to maintain desert. This hugely topical notion has deep implications for the significance of aesthetic worth in our courting to nature, and for the destiny of nature itself. Combining a transparent and fascinating variety with a worldly therapy of a desirable topic, Aesthetics and Nature is a worthwhile contribution to modern aesthetics.

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A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature by Garry L. Hagberg,Walter Jost

By Garry L. Hagberg,Walter Jost

This enormous selection of new and up to date essays from a world group of eminent students represents the simplest modern severe considering on the subject of either literary and philosophical reviews of literature.

  • Helpfully teams essays into the field's major sub-categories, between them ‘Relations among Philosophy and Literature’, ‘Emotional Engagement and the event of Reading’, ‘Literature and the ethical Life’, and ‘Literary Language’
  • Offers a mix of analytical precision and literary richness
  • Represents an extraordinary paintings of reference for college students and experts alike, perfect for direction use

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