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Karel Appel, A Gesture of Colour
Jean-François Lyotard
The first volume in the new series Jean-François Lyotard: Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists is dedicated to the Dutch Abstract Expressionist painter, sculptor, and poet Karel Appel (1921–2006). Originally published in German, the book's...



New Paths
Aspects of Music Theory and Aesthetics in the Age of Romanticism
In New Paths, five renowned scholars discuss a variety of topics related to Romanticism, focusing especially on the years 1800–1840.



Unfolding Time
Studies in Temporality in Twentieth Century Music
This book addresses the temporal significance of specific topics such as notation, tempo, meter, and rhythm within broader contexts of performance, composition, aesthetics, and philosophy.



Fluid Flesh
The Body, Religion, and the Visual Arts
How do we relate the body we have and the bodies we see to the mind, or to the soul? Fluid Flesh addresses the relationship between the body, religion, and the visual arts, which is one of both love and tension. Are we able (and allowed) to think of...



Musical Form, Forms, and Formenlehre
Three Methodological Reflections
William E. Caplin, James Hepokoski, James Webster
In Musical Form, Forms & Formenlehre, three eminent music theorists reflect on the fundamentals of "musical form." They discuss how to analyze form in music and question the relevance of analytical theories and methods in general. They illustrate...



Antiques
The History of an Idea
Leon Rosenstein
The notion of retrieving a bit of the past-by owning a material piece of it-has always appealed to humans. Often our most prized possessions are those that have had a long history before they came into our hands. Part of the pleasure we gain from the...



Artifice and Design
Art and Technology in Human Experience
Barry Allen
An intriguing book about the aesthetics of technological objects and the relationship between technical and artistic accomplishment.



The Life and Death of Images
During the 1970s and 1980s the discourse surrounding aesthetics largely disappeared from the study of art history, theory, and cultural studies. Claims for the aesthetic value of artworks were thought elitist and politically regressive. The 1990s...



Style Is Matter
The Moral Art of Vladimir Nabokov
Leland de la Durantaye
"How should we read Lolita? The beginning of an answer is that we should read it the way all great works deserve to be read: with attention and intelligence. But what sort of attention should we pay and what sort of intelligence should we apply to a...



Philosophy of Photography
Henri Van Lier
In his profoundly original and innovative reflection on the medium, Van Lier takes note of photography's formal peculiarities and its position and function in human and social life.



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