Explores the importance of the body and the senses in educational encounters, drawing out the aesthetic and political dimensions of educational practices.
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.
Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production.
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.
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.
Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.
Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.
Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
Examines the way recent artists have incorporated concepts of generosity into their work.
Argues for a new kind of criticism, one that mediates between literal and allegorical modes of interpretation.
Environmental artists from Europe and North America talk about their work.
Provocative, inventive, and at times outrageous essays on literary theory, philosophy, and cultural criticism.
The trauma of Hiroshima and Nagasaki demonstrates the limits of dominant visual models, such as photography, for providing adequate historical memory. The author argues that collective traumas suggest the need for a prolonged gaze, such as can be provided by expressive 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.
This book examines psychoanalysis, feminism, philosophy, and semiotics to examine late 19th- and 20th-Century Spanish and Spanish-American literature in relation to painting, and to larger questions of art theory and literary history.
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 ...