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            The Philosophy of Susanne Langer: Embodied Meaning in Logic, Art and Feeling

            The Philosophy of Susanne Langer: Embodied Meaning in Logic, Art and Feeling (Hardback)

            By Dengerink Chaplin, Adrienne

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            This book is a comprehensive study of one of the most insightful and fertile but also one of the most neglected and misunderstood philosophers of art of the twentieth century, Susanne Langer. By the late 1980's Langer's Philosophy in a New Key (1942) was Harvard University Press'...s all-time best-seller. But failure to recognise Langer's seminal philosophical sources has led to frequent misinterpretations and misunderstandings. Beginning with an overview of Langer's life and education, this study provides a much-needed explanation of how Langer's philosophy of mind and feeling was shaped by four seminal sources: her mentors Henry Sheffer and Alfred North Whitehead and the European philosophers Ernst Cassirer and Ludwig Wittgenstein. By acknowledging the role of Sheffer and Whitehead, Chaplin is able to explain Langer's aesthetics against the background of her earlier work on symbolic logic and argue that aesthetics for Langer does not lie at the margins of philosophy but at its very centre. Shedding new light on Langer as an American philosopher whose innovative thought crosses the customary boundaries between analytic and European philosophy, The Philosophy of Susanne Langer confirms why she continues to have relevance today.
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            ISBN 9781350030558
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Aesthetic Order: A Philosophy of Order, Beauty and Art
             

            Aesthetic Order: A Philosophy of Order, Beauty and Art (Paperback)

            By Lorand, Ruth

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            Aesthetic Order challenges contemporary theories of aesthetics, offering the idea of beauty as quantitative yet different from the traditional discursive order. It will be of importance to all interested in aesthetic theory.

            ISBN 9780415645744
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy
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            Modern American Reading Practices: Between Aesthetics and History
              

            Modern American Reading Practices: Between Aesthetics and History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2009)

            By Goldstein, P.

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            Philip Goldsteinexplains the socio-historical context of the diverse interpretive practices which make up the humanities in the USA in the 21st century. He considers the rise of college-educated women, minority readers, the increased influence of the Universities, the media and t...hedominance of the Universities by the sciences.
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            ISBN 9781349377022
            Released NZ 13 Feb 2009
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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            The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn: Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century
             

            The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn: Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century (Hardback)

            By Hochman, Leah

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            This book examines Enlightenment conceptions of ugliness, both theoretical and practical, as a way of capturing how the idea of the Ugly provoked questions about social acceptability, religious legitimacy, and moral worth.

            ISBN 9781138781771
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Routledge Jewish Studies Series
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            Mahabharata Now: Narration, Aesthetics, Ethics
              

            Mahabharata Now: Narration, Aesthetics, Ethics (Hardback)

            Edited by Chakrabarti, Arindam; Bandyopadhyay, Sibaji

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            Discussing the contemporary relevance of the famous Indian epic Mahabharata, this volume imaginatively re-interprets the classic in the light of pre-modern Indian aesthetic codes, as well as Western theories on modern ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, psychoanalysis, and philosoph...y of science.
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            ISBN 9780415710558
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2014
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            Melville and Aesthetics
              

            Melville and Aesthetics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2011)

            Edited by Sanborn, G.; Otter, S.

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            In an original and provocative series of readings that range across Melville's career, the contributors consider not only the sources and implications of Melville's aesthetics, but the relationship between aesthetic criticism, historical analysis, and contemporary theory.

            ISBN 9781349295562
            Released NZ 20 Sep 2011
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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            Adorno and Art: Aesthetic Theory Contra Critical Theory
              

            Adorno and Art: Aesthetic Theory Contra Critical Theory (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2014)

            By Hellings, J.

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            A comprehensive, critical and accessible account of Theodor W. Adorno's materialist-dialectical aesthetic theory of art from a contemporary perspective, this volume shows how Adorno's critical theory is awash with images crystallising thoughts to such a degree that it has every r...eason to be described as aesthetic.
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            ISBN 9781349345090
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2014
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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            Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Perspectives
             

            Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Perspectives (Hardback)

            Edited by Downes, Stephen

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            Issues in Musical Aesthetics: Musicological Perspectives is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or term in the aesthetics of music, collectively serving as an authoritative work on musical aesthetics that remains as close to 'the music' as possib...le. Each essay includes include case studies with musical examples from works in the 18th, 19th and into the 20th century. Topics have been selected from amongst widely recognised central issues in musical aesthetics, as well as those a bit more eclectic, to create a collection that covers a distinctive range of ideas. All essays will cover historical origins, sources and developments of the chosen idea, survey important musicological approaches, and offer a new critical angle or musical case study in interpretation.
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            ISBN 9780415699099
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

            Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stott, Tim

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            This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so that participants actively engage with or complete the work of art throug...h their play. Here Stott explores the complex and systematic organization of works of ludic participation, showing how these correlate with social systems of communication, exhibition, and governance. At a time when the advocacy of play and participation has become widespread in our culture, he addresses the shortage of literature on the use of play and games in modern and contemporary arts practice in order to begin a play theory of organization and governance.
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            ISBN 9781138067233
            Released NZ 1 May 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies
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            Performing Rites: Evaluating Popular Music
             

            Performing Rites: Evaluating Popular Music (Paperback, New edition)

            By Frith, Simon

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            This volume asks what we talk about when we talk about music. Instead of dismissing emotional response and personal taste as inaccessible to the academic critic, it takes these forms of engagement and discloses their place at the very centre of the aesthetics that structure our c...ulture.
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            ISBN 9780192880604
            Released NZ 16 Jul 1998
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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