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Books on Philosophy > Aesthetics

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    The Poetics of Space

     By Gaston Bachelard , John R Stilgoe [Paperback 1994]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced-and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2010
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    What Is Art?

     By Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy [Paperback 2013]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days During the decades of his world fame as sage and preacher as well as author of War and Peace and Anna Karenin, Tolstoy wrote prolifically in a series of essays and polemics on issues of morality, social justice and religion. These culminated in What is Art?, published in 1898. Although...   more
  • 3.  

    In Praise of Shadows

     By Jun Ichiro Tanizaki , Edward G Seidensticker , Charles Moore [Paperback 1977]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure....   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2013
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    Introducing Kant

     By Christopher Want , Andrzej Klimowski [Paperback 2011]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field....   more
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    Introducing Aesthetics: A Graphic Guide

     By Christopher Want , Piero [Paperback 2010]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days Every day we talk about the aesthetics of a piece of art or design. More than a simple response, aesthetics is a philosophy in which perceptions, feelings, and emotions combine to form the whole nature of experience. Through clear text and fitting illustrations, "Introducing Aesthetics" provides a captivating insight into...   more
  • 6.  

    Aesthetics and Politics

     By Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno , Walter Benjamin , Ernst Bloch [Paperback 2007]
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    Available. Ships Free to India in 15-18 days In 'Aesthetics and Politics' the key texts of the great Marxist controversies over literature and art are assembled in a single volume. They do not form a disparate collection but a continuous, interlinked debate between thinkers who have become giants of twentieth-century intellectual history. Radical Thinkers Classic Editions is a...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2010
  • 7.  

    The Architecture of Happiness

     By Alain De Botton [Paperback 2008]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days With his trademark lucidity and humor, de Botton traces how human needs and desires have been served by styles of architecture, from stately Classical to minimalist Modern, arguing that the stylistic choices of a society can represent both its cherished ideals and the qualities it desperately lacks. The Architecture of...   more
  • 8.  

    Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

     By Roger Scruton [Paperback 2011]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this Very Short Introduction, the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an...   more
  • 9.  

    The Birth of Tragedy

     By Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche [Paperback 1995]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days In The Birth of Tragedy Nietzsche expounds on the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. He declares it to be the expression of a culture which has achieved a delicate but powerful balance between Dionysian insight into the chaos and suffering which...   more
  • 10.  

    The Artful Universe: The Cosmic Source of Human Creativity

     By John D Barrow [Paperback 1996]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days In this eclectic and entertaining study of the interrelationship between the arts and the sciences, Barrow explains how the landscape of the Universe has influenced the development of philosophy and mythology, and how millions of years of evolutionary history have fashioned our attraction to certain patterns of sound and color....   more
  • 11.  

    Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

     By Gilles Deleuze [Paperback 2005]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days Translated and with an Introduction by Daniel W. Smith Afterword by Tom Conley Gilles Deleuze had several paintings by Francis Bacon hanging in his Paris apartment, and the painter's method and style as well as his motifs of seriality, difference, and repetition influenced Deleuze's work. This first English translation shows...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2003 Paperback 2005
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    Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists

     By Raymond Williams [Paperback 2007]
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    Available. The founding father of cultural theory posits a radical new direction for avant-garde art....   more
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    A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

     By Edmund Burke , Adam Phillips [Paperback 2009]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days An eloquent and sometimes even erotic book, the Philosophical Enquiry was long dismissed as a piece of mere juvenilia. However, Burke's analysis of the relationship between emotion, beauty, and art form is now recognized as not only an important and influential work of aesthetic theory, but also one of the...   more
  • 14.  

    The Sublime

     By Philip Shaw [Paperback 2005]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days Description: Often labelled as "indescribable," the sublime is a term that has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists. Usually related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. Offering historical overviews and...   more
  • 15.  

    What Good are the Arts?

     By John Carey [Paperback 2006]
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    Available. Ships Free to India in 15-18 days John Carey--one of Britain's most respected literary critics--offers a delightfully skeptical look at the nature of art. He debunks claims that the arts create better people or that judgements about art are anything more than personal opinion. Does strolling through an art museum, admiring the old masters, improve us morally...   more
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    Art and Imagination: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind

     By Roger Scruton [Hardcover 1997]
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    Available. This book presents a theory of aesthetic judgment and appreciation in the spirit of modern empiricism. There are three parts: the first deals with questions of philosophical logic, the second with questions in the philosophy of mind, and the third with qu...   more
  • 17.  

    Authenticities: Philosophical Reflections on Musical Performance

     By Peter Kivy [Paperback 1997]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days "In his latest book on the aesthetics of music, Peter Kivy presents an argument not for authenticity but for authenticities of performance, including authenticities of intention, sound, practice, and the authenticity of personal interpretation in performa...   more
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    Bright Colors Falsely Seen: Synaesthesia and the Search for Transcendental Knowledge

     By Kevin Dann [Hardbound 1998]
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    Marvelous Images: On Values and the Arts

     By Kendall Walton [Paperback 2008]
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    Available. The twelve essays by Kendall Walton in this volume address a broad range of theoretical issues concerning the arts. Many of them apply to the arts generally-to literature, theater, film, music, and the visual arts-but several focus primarily on pictor The twelve essays by Kendall Walton in this volume address...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2008
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    The Musically Sublime: Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

     By Kiene Brillenburg Wurth [Hardcover 2009]
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    Available. Musically Sublime rewrites musically the history and philosophy of the sublime. Music enables us to reconsider the traditional course of sublime feeling on a track from pain to pleasure. Resisting the notion that there is a single format for sublime feeli...   more
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