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Dimensions of Aesthetic Encounters
Dimensions of Aesthetic Encounters (April 2022)
Perception, Interpretation, and the Signs of Art
Robert E. Innis - Author

 
 
Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future
Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future (October 2021)
Carlos Garrido Castellano - Author

Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.

Analyzing the confluence between coloniality and activist art, Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future argues that there is much to gain from approaching contemporary politically committed art practices from the angle of anticolonial, postcolonial, and decolonial struggles. T...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida (December 2019)
Artistic Expression as Motor-Perceptual Faith
Adam Loughnane - Author

Places the phenomenologies of Merleau-Ponty and Nishida in dialogue and uncovers a demand for a motor-perceptual form of faith in both philosophers’ meditations on artistic expression.

In Merleau-Ponty and Nishida, Adam Loughnane initiates a fascinating new dialogue between two of the twentieth century’s most important phenomenologists of the Eastern and Western philosophical worlds. Throughout the book, ...(Read More)
 
 
Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura
Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura (March 2019)
Saladdin Ahmed - Author

Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.

We live today within a system in which state and corporate power aim to render space flat, transparent, and uniform, for only then can it be truly controlled. The gaze of power and the commodity form are capable of infiltrating even the darkest of corners, and often, we invite them into our most private spa...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Beauty
Beyond Beauty (September 2017)
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 th...(Read More)
 
 
Expressing the Heart's Intent
Expressing the Heart's Intent (September 2017)
Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics
Marthe Atwater Chandler - Author

Using Li Zehou’s theories of aesthetics, argues for the importance of the arts to philosophy.

In this wide-ranging examination of the concept of zhi (“the heart’s intent”) as the foundation of Chinese aesthetics, Marthe Atwater Chandler places traditional Chinese aesthetics in conversation with contemporary Chinese theory and traditional western philosophy. Poetry, music, painting, ...(Read More)
 
 
What We Want Is Free, Second Edition
What We Want Is Free, Second Edition (July 2014)
Critical Exchanges in Recent Art
Ted Purves - Editor
Shane Aslan Selzer - Editor

Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production.

This revised edition of What We Want Is Free examines a twenty-year history of artistic productions that both model and occupy the various forms of exchange within contemporary society. From shops, gifts, and dinner parties to contract labor and petty theft, contempora...(Read More)
 
 
Doing Democracy
Doing Democracy (December 2013)
Activist Art and Cultural Politics
Nancy S. Love - Editor
Mark Mattern - Editor

Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.

Doing Democracy examines the potential of the arts and popular culture to extend and deepen the experience of democracy. Its contributors address the use of photography, cartooning, memorials, monuments, poetry, literature, music, theater, festivals, and parades to open political spaces, awaken critical ...(Read More)
 
 
The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art
The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art (February 2013)
Embodied Research and Practice
Charles R. Garoian - Author

Uses autobiographical and cultural narratives related to art research and practice to explore, experiment, and improvise multiple correspondences between and among learners’ own lived experiences and understandings, and those of others.

By beginning each chapter of The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art with an autobiographical assemblage of personal memory and cultural history, Charles R. Garoian creates a...(Read More)
 
 
Aesthetics of the Virtual
Aesthetics of the Virtual (December 2012)
Roberto Diodato - Author
Justin L. Harmon - Translator
Silvia Benso - Revised and Edited by
John Protevi - Foreword by

Reconfigures classic aesthetic concepts in relation to the novelty introduced by virtual bodies.

Arguing that the virtual body is something new—namely, an entity that from an ontological perspective has only recently entered the world—Roberto Diodato considers the implications of this kind of body for aesthetics. Virtual bodies insert themselves into the space opened up by the famous distinction in Ari...(Read More)
 
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