Download Beauty And The Contemporary Sublime Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online Beauty And The Contemporary Sublime full books anytime and anywhere. Click download or read online button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Beauty And The Contemporary Sublime by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

Title Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime
Author Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe
Publisher Allworth Press
Release Date 1999-12
Category Art
Total Pages 155
ISBN UOM:39015042592462
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This book offers an unpredictable, humorous, and politically unconstrained perspective on today's heated debates about the meaning and role of beauty in art and contemporary society.

Title The Sublime in Modern Philosophy
Author Emily Brady
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2013-08-12
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781107276260
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

In The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature, Emily Brady takes a fresh look at the sublime and shows why it endures as a meaningful concept in contemporary philosophy. In a reassessment of historical approaches, the first part of the book identifies the scope and value of the sublime in eighteenth-century philosophy (with a focus on Kant), nineteenth-century philosophy and Romanticism, and early wilderness aesthetics. The second part examines the sublime's contemporary significance through its relationship to the arts; its position with respect to other aesthetic categories involving mixed or negative emotions, such as tragedy; and its place in environmental aesthetics and ethics. Far from being an outmoded concept, Brady argues that the sublime is a distinctive aesthetic category which reveals an important, if sometimes challenging, aesthetic-moral relationship with the natural world.

Sticky Sublime by Bill Beckley

Title Sticky Sublime
Author Bill Beckley
Publisher Allworth Press
Release Date 2001-05
Category Art
Total Pages 265
ISBN UOM:39015053037514
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Combining classic theory with current discourse surounding art history's infamous S word, this colection contains some of today's most highly esteemed critics', artists', and poets' approaches to contemporary sublime.

Sublime Understanding by Kirk Pillow

Title Sublime Understanding
Author Kirk Pillow
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2003-01-24
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 385
ISBN 0262264072
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The topic of the sublime is making a return to contemporary discourse on aesthetics and cognition. In Sublime Understanding, Kirk Pillow makes sublimity the center of an alternative conception of aesthetic response and interpretation. He draws an aesthetics of sublimity from Kant's Critique of Judgment, bolsters it with help from Hegel, and establishes its place in a broadened conception of human understanding (thus differing from the many scholars who use Hegel to dismiss Kant or vice versa). He argues that sublime reflection provides a model for an interpretive response to the uncanny Other outside our conceptual grasp; it advances our sense-making pursuits but eschews unified, conceptual determination. Thus "sublime understanding" is the always partial, indeterminate grasping of contextual wholes through which we make sense of the uncanny particular in both art and the lived world. The book is divided into three parts. In the first two parts, Pillow presents insightful reinterpretations of Kant's and Hegel's aesthetics. In the third part he develops his own model of an aestheticized understanding, which illuminates contemporary discussions of metaphor and interpretation, while bridging Anglo-American and continental treatments of these issues. The presentation is a model of clear and well-crafted exposition, exemplifying the practice of aesthetically reflective sublime understanding that it articulates.

The Contemporary Sublime by Paul Crowther

Title The Contemporary Sublime
Author Paul Crowther
Publisher St Martins Press
Release Date 1995
Category Aesthetics, Modern
Total Pages 95
ISBN UOM:39015034870215
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Saving Beauty by Byung-Chul Han

Title Saving Beauty
Author Byung-Chul Han
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2017-10-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 120
ISBN 9781509515134
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Beauty today is a paradox. The cult of beauty is ubiquitous but it has lost its transcendence and become little more than an aspect of consumerism, the aesthetic dimension of capitalism. The sublime and unsettling aspects of beauty have given way to corporeal pleasures and 'likes', resulting in a kind of 'pornography' of beauty. In this book, cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han reinvigorates aesthetic theory for our digital age. He interrogates our preoccupation with all things slick and smooth, from Jeff Koon's sculptures and the iPhone to Brazilian waxing. Reaching far deeper than our superficial reactions to viral videos and memes, Han reclaims beauty, showing how it manifests itself as truth, temptation and even disaster. This wide-ranging and profound exploration of beauty, encompassing ethical and political considerations as well as aesthetic, will appeal to all those interested in cultural and aesthetic theory, philosophy and digital media.

Aesthetic Experience by George Hagman

Title Aesthetic Experience
Author George Hagman
Publisher Rodopi
Release Date 2011-07
Category Aesthetics
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9789042033009
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

"George Hagman looks anew at psychoanalytic ideas about art and beauty through the lens of current developmental psychology that recognizes the importance of attachment and affiliative motivational systems. In dialogue with theorists such as Freud, Ehrenzweig, Kris, Rank, Winnicott, Kohut, and many others, Hagman brings the psychoanalytic understanding of aesthetic experience into the 21st century. He amends and extends old concepts and offers a wealth of stimulating new ideas regarding the creative process, the ideal, beauty, ugliness, and -perhaps his most original contribution-the sublime. Especially welcome is his grounding of aesthetic experience in intersubjectivity and health rather than individualism and pathology. His emphasis on form rather than the content of an individual's aesthetic experience is a stimulating new direction for psychoanalytic theory of art. With this work Hagman stands in the company of his predecessors with this deeply-learned, sensitively conceived, and provocative general theory of human aesthetic experience."Ellen Dissanayake, author of "Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began" and "Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why."

Beauty by Vito Acconci

Title Beauty
Author Vito Acconci
Publisher Documents of Contemporary Art
Release Date 2009
Category Aesthetics, Modern
Total Pages 238
ISBN UOM:39015080826947
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Part of the acclaimed 'Documents of Contemporary Art' series of anthologies . Beauty is among the most hotly contested subjects in current discussions on art and culture. After decades of disavowal, beauty's resurgence in recent art has engaged some of the most influential artists and writers. Spanning diverse positions, this anthology assembles the key texts on the cultural politics of this recent phenomenon, as well as contextualizing these debates - both for and against - in artistic practice and the broader history of aesthetics. Artists surveyed include: Vito Acconci, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gustave Courbet, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Gary Hume, Asger Jorn, Alex Katz, Willem de Kooning, Joseph Kosuth, Paul McCarthy, Edouard Manet, Robert Mapplethorpe, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Barnett Newman, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Robert Smithson, Nancy Spero, Frank Stella, Clyfford Still and Andy Warhol. Writers include: Theodor Adorno, Alexander Alberro, Rasheed Araeen, Art & Language, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, T. J. Clark, Mark Cousins, Arthur C. Danto, Jacques Derrida, Thierry de Duve, Fredric Jameson, Christoph Grunenberg, Dave Hickey, Suzanne Perling Hudson, Caroline A. Jones, John Roberts, Elaine Scarry, Wendy Steiner and Paul Wood.

Art After Deconstruction by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

Title Art After Deconstruction
Author Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category Aesthetics, Modern
Total Pages 176
ISBN 064655297X
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

In 1999 the artist and art critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe published the now classic Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime. The book was an alternative history of art and its relationship to technology and an argument for the return of beauty in contemporary art. It was seen as part of a whole wave of books advocating the revival of aesthetics in the wake of postmodernism. Gilbert-Rolfe's book wasunusual, however, in that it made its case using the same French theory as the postmodernism it opposed. Art after Deconstruction continues Gilbert-Rolfe's argument for the return of aesthetics in contemporary art.

The Abuse Of Beauty by Arthur C. Danto

Title The Abuse of Beauty
Author Arthur C. Danto
Publisher Open Court Publishing
Release Date 2003
Category Art
Total Pages 167
ISBN 0812695402
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Leading art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto here explains how the anti-beauty revolution was hatched, and how the modernist avant-garde dislodged beauty from its throne. Danto argues not only that the modernists were right to deny that beauty is vital to art, but also that beauty is essential to human life and need not always be excluded from art.

Beauty Matters by Peggy Zeglin Brand

Title Beauty Matters
Author Peggy Zeglin Brand
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2000
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 329
ISBN 0253213754
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Beauty has captured human interest since before Plato, but how, why, and to whom does beauty matter in today's world? Whose standard of beauty motivates African Americans to straighten their hair? What inspires beauty queens to measure up as flawless objects for the male gaze? Why does a French performance artist use cosmetic surgery to remake her face into a composite of the master painters' version of beauty? How does beauty culture perceive the disabled body? Is the constant effort to remain young and thin, often at considerable economic and emotional expense, ethically justifiable? Provocative essays by an international group of scholars discuss aesthetics in aesthetics, the arts, the tools of fashion, the materials of decoration, and the big business of beautification—beauty matters—to reveal the ways gender, race, and sexual orientation have informed the concept of beauty and driven us to become more beautiful. Here, Kant rubs shoulders with Calvin Klein. Beauty Matters draws from visual art, dance, cultural history, and literary and feminist theory to explore the values and politics of beauty. Various philosophical perspectives on ethics and aesthetics emerge from this penetrating book to determine and reveal that beauty is never disinterested.

The Sublime by Timothy M. Costelloe

Title The Sublime
Author Timothy M. Costelloe
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2012-07-30
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780521143677
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This volume offers readers a unique and comprehensive overview of different theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives on 'the sublime'.

The Cinematic Sublime by Nathan Carroll

Title The Cinematic Sublime
Author Nathan Carroll
Publisher Intellect Books
Release Date 2020-10-30
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 213
ISBN 9781789382402
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This interdisciplinary volume is dedicated to exploring the idea of the cinematic sublime by bringing together the disciplines of film studies and aesthetics to examine cinema and cinematic experience. Explores the idea of ‘the sublime’ in cinema from a variety of perspectives; the essays range in focus from early cinema, through classical Hollywood, documentary, avant-garde and art cinema traditions, and on to contemporary digital cinema. The book aims to apply the discussion of the sublime in philosophy to cinema and to interrogate the ways in which cinema engages with this tradition. Offers new and exciting insights into how cinema engages with traditional historical and aesthetic discourse. Original and wide-ranging, this clear and coherent volume is a useful resource for both post-graduate students and established scholars interested in the interrelations between film and philosophy. The range of material covered in the individual essays makes this a wide-ranging and very useful introduction to the topic. A significant new contribution to the literature on Film-Philosophy. What sets this reader apart from the existing books on the subject is the wider scope. It embraces both philosophers and film scholars to consider films from throughout film history in light of theories of the sublime from throughout the history of Philosophy. In doing so it aims to demonstrate the diverse value of sublime approaches (versus a singular definition and philosophical perspective) to a wider range of films than has previously been considered. An original and stimulating collection of essays contributing new insights into the crossover between historical and aesthetic approaches to contemporary cinema and cinematic experience. The main readership will be academic markets including film studies and philosophy, and academics with an interest in the legacies of Burke and Kant on aesthetics. Useful for teaching aesthetics through cinematic illustration and application. Appropriate to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in ideas at the boundaries of contemporary film studies.

The Sublime Reader by Robert R. Clewis

Title The Sublime Reader
Author Robert R. Clewis
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2018-11-29
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 456
ISBN 9781350030176
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This is the first English-language anthology to provide a compendium of primary source material on the sublime. The book takes a chronological approach, covering the earliest ancient traditions up through the early and late modern periods and into contemporary theory. It takes an inclusive, interdisciplinary approach to this key concept in aesthetics and criticism, representing voices and traditions that have often been excluded. As such, it will be of use and interest across the humanities and allied disciplines, from art criticism and literary theory, to gender and cultural studies and environmental philosophy. The anthology includes brief introductions to each selection, reading or discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, a bibliography and index – making it an ideal text for building a course around or for further study. The book's apparatus provides valuable context for exploring the history and contemporary views of the sublime.

Beauty And The Bible by Richard J. Bautch

Title Beauty and the Bible
Author Richard J. Bautch
Publisher Society of Biblical Lit
Release Date 2013-11-06
Category Religion
Total Pages 136
ISBN 9781589839083
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

These seven essays offer fresh perspectives on beauty’s role in revelation. Each essay features a hermeneutical approach informed by the contemporary study of aesthetics. Covering a series of texts in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, from Adam and Eve in the garden to Jesus on trial in the Fourth Gospel, the authors engage beauty from three overarching perspectives: modern philosophy, contextual criticism, and the postcritical return to beauty’s primary qualities. The three perspectives are not harmonized but rather explored concurrently to create a volume with intriguing methodological tensions. As this collection highlights beauty in the narratives of scripture, it opens readers to a largely unexplored dimension of the Bible. The contributors are Richard J. Bautch, Jo-Ann A. Brant, Mark Brummitt, David Penchansky, Antonio Portalatín, Jean-François Racine, and Peter Spitaler.

The Sublime Today by Gillian B. Pierce

Title The Sublime Today
Author Gillian B. Pierce
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2013-01-04
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 225
ISBN 9781443845151
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The Sublime Today considers contemporary applications of aesthetic philosophy and earlier theories of the sublime from Longinus, Boileau, Burke, Kant, and Hegel to current literary and cultural contexts. Today, aesthetic experience itself seems to be changing, given the rise of new media and new conditions for the viewing and the reception of works of art. How might the rhetoric of the sublime be used to both describe our current situation and help formulate constructive responses to it? The Sublime Today collects the work of scholars in literature, film, art, and media studies and provides a forum for investigating the contemporary relevance of the sublime, both as it has been understood historically and as it has been formulated by more recent theorists such as Jameson, Lyotard, Kristeva, and others. The volume includes essays on literary readings of the sublime in Coetze, Eggers, Lahiri, and Auster; essays on film and the visual arts in the work of François Ozon and in recent participatory art; and essays on how new technologies and media, as in media representations of 9/11, re-frame our relationship to the aesthetics of the sublime, especially as they intersect with questions of gender, the postcolonial, and the uneasy politics of terror.

Uncontrollable Beauty by David Shapiro

Title Uncontrollable Beauty
Author David Shapiro
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2001-10-01
Category Art
Total Pages 999
ISBN 9781621531111
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

In this acclaimed art anthology, a prestigious group of artists, critics, and literati offer their incisive reflections on the questions of beauty, past, present, and future, and how it has become a domain of multiple perspectives. Here is Meyer Schapiro’s skeptical argument on perfection . . . contributions from artists as profound as Louise Bourgeois and Agnes Martin . . . and reflections of critics, curators, and philosophers on the problems of beauty and relativism. Readers will find fascinating insights from such art theorists and critics as Dave Hickey, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Donald Kuspit, Carter Ratcliff, and dozens more.

Beauty And Sublimity by Patrick Colm Hogan

Title Beauty and Sublimity
Author Patrick Colm Hogan
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2016-03-11
Category Psychology
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781316467879
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Recent decades have witnessed an explosion in neuroscientific and related research treating aesthetic response. This book integrates this research with insights from philosophical aesthetics to propose new answers to longstanding questions about beauty and sublimity. Hogan begins by distinguishing what we respond to as beautiful from what we count socially as beautiful. He goes on to examine the former in terms of information processing (specifically, prototype approximation and non-habitual pattern recognition) and emotional involvement (especially of the endogenous reward and attachment systems). In the course of the book, Hogan examines such issues as how universal principles of aesthetic response may be reconciled with individual idiosyncrasy, how it is possible to argue rationally over aesthetic response, and what role personal beauty and sublimity might play in the definition of art. To treat these issues, the book considers works by Woolf, Wharton, Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Beethoven, Matisse, and Kiran Rao, among others.

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

Title Sacred Games
Author Vikram Chandra
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2010-10-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 450
ISBN 9789351188209
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

WINNER OF THE HUTCH CROSSWORD BOOK AWARD 2006 FOR BEST WORK IN ENGLISH FICTION Seven years in the making, Sacred Games is an epic of exceptional richness and power. Vikram Chandra's novel draws the reader deep into the life of Inspector Sartaj Singh, and into the criminal underworld of Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted gangster in India. This is a sprawling, magnificent story of friendship and betrayal, of terrible violence, of an astonishing modern city and its dark side. Drawing on the best of Victorian fiction, mystery novels, Bollywood movies and Chandra's years of first-hand research on the streets of Mumbai, Sacred Games reads like a potboiling page-turner but resonates with the intelligence and emotional depth of the best of literature. Note: This book is in the Hindi language and has been made available for the Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, Windows Phone and Android devices.