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Aesthetics of Anxiety
Aesthetics of Anxiety (January 2009)
Ruth Ronen - Author

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

What is the relation of anxiety to aesthetics? Aesthetics of Anxiety brings psychoanalysis into dialogue with aesthetics, providing provocative and original insights into aesthetic theory and experience. From Aristotle’s katharsis to the role played by pain and disgust in the aesthetics of the avant-garde, the notion of anxiety helps us u...(Read More)
 
 
Spectacle Pedagogy
Spectacle Pedagogy (April 2008)
Art, Politics, and Visual Culture
Charles R. Garoian - Author
Yvonne M. Gaudelius - Author

Examines the interrelationships between art, politics, and visual culture post-9/11.

This book examines the complex interrelationships between art, politics, and visual culture through the concept of spectacle pedagogy. In a series of essays Charles R. Garoian and Yvonne M. Gaudelius utilize the narratives of collage, montage, assemblage, installation, and performance art to expose, examine, and critique the pervasi...(Read More)
 
 
Feminine Look
Feminine Look (January 2008)
Sexuation, Spectatorship, Subversion


Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.

Feminine Look shows how the Lacanian concept of sexuation makes possible a new account of the relationship among feminism, psychoanalysis, and spectatorship. Whereas previous studies have tended to ask how spectatorship may be influenced by sexual difference, Jennifer Friedlander asks how particular spectatorial encounters may engender different “s...(Read More)
 
 
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation (November 2007)
Robert E. Carter - Author
Eliot Deutsch - Foreword by

Explores how spiritual values are learned and mind and body developed through the practice of the Japanese arts.

It is through the practice of the arts, and not through rules or theory that moral and spiritual values are taught in Japan. Author Robert E. Carter examines five arts (or “ways” in Japan): the martial art of aikido, Zen landscape gardening, the Way of Tea, the Way of Flowers, and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Comedy of Philosophy
The Comedy of Philosophy (October 2007)
Sense and Nonsense in Early Cinematic Slapstick
Lisa Trahair - Author

Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.

The Comedy of Philosophy brings modern debates in continental philosophy to bear on the historical study of early cinematic comedy. Through the films of Mack Sennett, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and the Marx Brothers, Lisa Trahair investigates early cinema’s exploration of sens...(Read More)
 
 
What We Want Is Free
What We Want Is Free (December 2004)
Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art
Ted Purves - Editor

Examines the way recent artists have incorporated concepts of generosity into their work.

Through a variety of lenses, this book examines contemporary artists' use of the "gift"—the distribution of goods and services—as a medium for artistic production. Featuring a detailed survey of over fifty artists' projects from fifteen countries, What We Want Is Free explores how these artists use their ...(Read More)
 
 
The Face of Immortality
The Face of Immortality (November 2004)
Physiognomy and Criticism
Davide Stimilli - Author

Argues for a new kind of criticism, one that mediates between literal and allegorical modes of interpretation.

The literature on physiognomy—the art of studying a person's outward appearance, especially the face, in order to determine character and intelligence—has flourished in recent years in the wake of renewed scholarly interest in the history and politics of the body. Virtually no attention, however, ha...(Read More)
 
 
Art Nature Dialogues
Art Nature Dialogues (June 2004)
Interviews with Environmental Artists
John K. Grande - Author
Edward Lucie-Smith - Foreword by

Environmental artists from Europe and North America talk about their work.

Art Nature Dialogues offers interviews with artists working with, in, and around nature and the environment. The interviews explore art practices, ecological issues, and values as they pertain to the siting of works, the use of materials, and the ethics of artmaking. John K. Grande includes interviews with Hamish Fulton, David Nash, Bob Ve...(Read More)
 
 
Creativity and Beyond
Creativity and Beyond (April 2000)
Cultures, Values, and Change
Robert Paul Weiner - Author

Explores how historical, artistic, and technological developments and cross-cultural exchange have altered our conceptions of creativity.

Creativity and Beyond offers a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary tour of cultures past and present to examine the different ways people have conceived of “creativity” and how the common understanding of creativity is changing in the current flux of global culture. Weiner analyzes the ways in whi...(Read More)
 
 
Masocriticism
Masocriticism (December 1998)
Paul Mann - Author

Provocative, inventive, and at times outrageous essays on literary theory, philosophy, and cultural criticism.

These provocative, inventive, and at times outrageous essays on literary theory, philosophy, and cultural criticism describe, in their form and content, the end of criticism, even while performing the endlessness of that endgame. In a sense, the book deconstructs all forms of critique and criticism, including d...(Read More)
 
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