Federico Vercellone - Author Sarah De Sanctis - Translator
Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.
The American abstract expressionist painter Barnett Newman famously declared in 1948 that the impulse of modern art is to destroy beauty. Not long after that, Andy Warhol was reconciling the world of art with the world of everyday life, painting soup cans and soda bottles. In this book, Federico Vercellone provides an account of the ...(Read More)
The Paradigm of Atmospheres Tonino Griffero - Author Sarah De Sanctis - Translator
An aesthetic and phenomenological account of feelings.
In this book, Tonino Griffero introduces and analyzes an ontological category he terms “quasi-things.” These do not exist fully in the traditional sense as substances or events, yet they powerfully act on us and on our states of mind. He offers an original approach to the study of emotions, regarding them not as inner states of the subject, but a...(Read More)
Manifesto of New Realism
Maurizio Ferraris - Author Sarah De Sanctis - Translator Graham Harman - Foreword by
Retraces the history of postmodern philosophy and proposes solutions to overcome its impasses.
Philosophical realism has taken a number of different forms, each applied to different topics and set against different forms of idealism and subjectivism. Maurizio Ferraris’s Manifesto of New Realism takes aim at postmodernism and hermeneutics, arguing against their emphasis on reality as constructed and ...(Read More)