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- Art Theory
The Touch of the Present
Explores the importance of the body and the senses in educational encounters, drawing out the aesthetic and political dimensions of educational practices.
Dimensions of Aesthetic Encounters
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.
Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.
What We Want Is Free, Second Edition
Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production.
The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art
Uses autobiographical and cultural narratives related to art research and practice to explore, experiment, and improvise multiple correspondences between and among learners’ own lived experiences and understandings, and those of others.
Aesthetics of the Virtual
Reconfigures classic aesthetic concepts in relation to the novelty introduced by virtual bodies.
A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.
Photographs and essays that explore the interconnections between the private and the public in the work of Andy Warhol.
Uses image and text to explore boundaries and points of contact between video and photography.
Aesthetics of Anxiety
Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.
Mystery of The Night Café
Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.
Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.
The Comedy of Philosophy
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
What We Want Is Free
Examines the way recent artists have incorporated concepts of generosity into their work.
The Face of Immortality
Argues for a new kind of criticism, one that mediates between literal and allegorical modes of interpretation.
Art Nature Dialogues
Environmental artists from Europe and North America talk about their work.
Essays on the Nature of Art
Presents a theory of art which is at once universal in its general conception and historically-grounded in its attention to aesthetic practices in diverse cultures. Argues that art, especially today, enjoys a special kind of autonomy but that it has, nevertheless, important social and political responsibilities.
A Theory of Art
The richness of art is manifested in contrast: contrast with other works of art, other features of human experience, other times and places, and other forms of judgment and understanding. The possibilities ...