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Books on Philosophy > Aesthetics

  • 1.  

    Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

     By Roger Scruton [Paperback 2011]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 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
  • 2.  

    Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

     By Roland Barthes [Paperback 2006]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine, Mapplethorpe, Nadar, Van Der Zee, and so forth) are reprinted throughout the...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1982 Paperback 2010
  • 3.  

    The Poetics of Space

     By Gaston Bachelard , John R Stilgoe [Paperback 1994]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-10 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
  • 4.  

    Aesthetics and Politics

     By Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno , Walter Benjamin , Ernst Bloch [Paperback 2007]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-10 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
  • 5.  

    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
  • 6.  

    Architecture of Happiness

     By Alain De Botton [Paperback 2014]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 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
  • 7.  

    Introducing Kant

     By Christopher Want , Andrzej Klimowski [Paperback 2011]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-10 days Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field....   more
  • 8.  

    Introducing Aesthetics: A Graphic Guide

     By Christopher Want , Piero [Paperback 2010]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-10 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
  • 9.  

    What Is Art?

     By Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy , Larissa Volokhonsky , Richard Pevear [Paperback 1996]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-10 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
  • 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
  • 12.  

    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
  • 13.  

    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
  • 14.  

    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
  • 15.  

    The Enigma of Good and Evil: The Moral Sentiment in Literature

     By A T Tymieniecka [Hardcover 2005]
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    Striking toward peace and harmony the human being is ceasely torn apart in personal, social, national life by wars feuds, inequities and intimate personal conflicts for which there seems to be no respite. Does the human condition in interaction with others imply a constant adversity? Or, is this conflict owing...   more
  • 16.  

    Levi- Strauss, Anthropology, and Aesthetics

     By Boris Wiseman [Paperback 2011]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days A wide-ranging and original study of Claude L vi-Strauss's aesthetic thought. In a wide-ranging 2007 study of Claude Levi-Strauss's aesthetic thought, Boris Wiseman demonstrates not only its centrality within his oeuvre but also the importance of Levi-Strauss for contemporary aesthetic enquiry. Reconstructing the internal logic of Levi-Strauss's thinking on aesthetics,...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2007
  • 17.  

    Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art

     By Leo Bersani [Paperback 2013, 2nd Edition]
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    Rethinking Aesthetics: The Role of Body in Design

    [Paperback 2013]
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    Other Editions: Hardcover 2013
  • 19.  

    The Paradox of Existence: Philosophy and Aesthetics in the Young Schelling

     By Leonardo V Distaso [Paperback 2010]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days This essay reconstructs Schelling's philosophical development during the years 1794-1800. It emphasizes the role of Kant's heritage within Schelling's early philosophy, and the strong relationship between Schelling and Holderlin during their Tubingen years. The central question it explores is how the Absolute relates to Finiteness - a relation that constitutes...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2004
  • 20.  

    What Good Are the Arts?

     By John Carey [Hardcover 2005]
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    Available. 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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