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What is the place of materiality—the expression or condition of physical substance—in our visual age of rapidly changing materials and media? How is it fashioned in the arts or manifested in virtual forms? In Surface, cultural critic and theorist Giuliana Bruno deftly explores these questions, seeking to understand materiality in the contemporary world. Arguing that materiality is not a question of the materials themselves but rather the substance of material relations, Bruno investigates the space of those relations, examining how they appear on the surface of different media—on film and video screens, in gallery installations, or on the skins of buildings and people. The object of visual studies, she contends, goes well beyond the image and engages the surface as a place of contact between people and art objects. As Bruno threads through these surface encounters, she unveils the fabrics of the visual—the textural qualities of works of art, whether manifested on canvas, wall, or screen. Illuminating the modern surface condition, she notes how façades are becoming virtual screens and the art of projection is reinvented on gallery walls. She traverses the light spaces of artists Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Tacita Dean, and Anthony McCall; touches on the textured surfaces of Isaac Julien’s and Wong Kar-wai’s filmic screens; and travels across the surface materiality in the architectural practices of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Herzog & de Meuron to the art of Doris Salcedo and Rachel Whiteread, where the surface tension of media becomes concrete. In performing these critical operations on the surface, she articulates it as a site in which different forms of mediation, memory, and transformation can take place. Surveying object relations across art, architecture, fashion, design, film, and new media, Surface is a magisterial account of contemporary visual culture.

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9780226104942 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 9, 2014, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: What is the place of materiality—the expression or condition of physical substance—in our visual age of rapidly changing materials and media?

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9780226434636 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 26, 2016), cover price $40.00

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Product Description: In Adorno's Theory of Philosophical and Aesthetic Truth, Owen Hulatt undertakes an original reading of Theodor W. Adorno's epistemology and its material underpinnings, deepening our understanding of his theories of truth, art, and the nonidentical...read more

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9780231177245 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: In Adorno's Theory of Philosophical and Aesthetic Truth, Owen Hulatt undertakes an original reading of Theodor W.

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9781138688506 | Routledge, September 20, 2016, cover price $150.00
9781315538181 | Routledge, August 6, 2016, cover price $145.00

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9781438456799 | State Univ of New York Pr, July 1, 2015, cover price $85.00

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9781438456782 | Reprint edition (State Univ of New York Pr, July 2, 2016), cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Defining expression as the expression of intentional states, Alan Tormey describes the general conditions under which human conduct may be considered expressive, and then analyzes this conduct as it is manifested in behavior, language, and art...read more

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9780691647227, titled "The Concept of Expression: A Study in Philosophical Psychology and Aesthetics" | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: Defining expression as the expression of intentional states, Alan Tormey describes the general conditions under which human conduct may be considered expressive, and then analyzes this conduct as it is manifested in behavior, language, and art.
9780691071510 | Princeton Univ Pr, June 1, 1971, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Defining expression as the expression of intentional states, Alan Tormey describes the general conditions under which human conduct may be considered expressive, and then analyzes this conduct as it is manifested in behavior, language, and art.
9780025834507, titled "The MacMillan Job Guide to American Corporations for College Graduates, Graduate Students, and Junior Executives" | Macmillan Pub Co, June 1, 1967, cover price $7.95 | also contains The MacMillan Job Guide to American Corporations for College Graduates, Graduate Students, and Junior Executives

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9780691620473, titled "The Concept of Expression: A Study in Philosophical Psychology and Aesthetics" | Princeton Univ Pr, March 8, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Defining expression as the expression of intentional states, Alan Tormey describes the general conditions under which human conduct may be considered expressive, and then analyzes this conduct as it is manifested in behavior, language, and art.

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Product Description: 'If there is one thing we can learn from John Ruskin, it is that each age must find its own way to beauty' writes Lars Spuybroek in The Sympathy of Things, his ground-breaking work which proposes a radical new aesthetics for the digital era...read more

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9781474243865 | 2 exp rev edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 21, 2016), cover price $128.00 | About this edition: 'If there is one thing we can learn from John Ruskin, it is that each age must find its own way to beauty' writes Lars Spuybroek in The Sympathy of Things, his ground-breaking work which proposes a radical new aesthetics for the digital era.

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9781474243858 | 2 rev exp edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 21, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: 'If there is one thing we can learn from John Ruskin, it is that each age must find its own way to beauty' writes Lars Spuybroek in The Sympathy of Things, his ground-breaking work which proposes a radical new aesthetics for the digital era.
9789056628277 | Nai Uitgevers Pub, February 29, 2012, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In The Sympathy of Things, Lars Spuybroek argues that we must "undo" the twentieth century--the age in which the eighteenth-century ideal of the Sublime (the aspiration towards overwhelming awe) became a technological reality.

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Product Description: With its pessimistic vision and bleak message of world-denial, it has often been difficult to know how to engage with Schopenhauer's philosophy. His arguments have seemed flawed and his doctrines marred by inconsistencies; his very pessimism almost too flamboyant to be believable...read more

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9781107024403 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 31, 2013, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: With its pessimistic vision and bleak message of world-denial, it has often been difficult to know how to engage with Schopenhauer's philosophy.

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9781107570252 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 28, 2016, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: With its pessimistic vision and bleak message of world-denial, it has often been difficult to know how to engage with Schopenhauer's philosophy.

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Product Description: Is Kant really the 'bourgeois' philosopher that his advocates and opponents take him to be? In this bold and original re-thinking of Kant, Michael Wayne argues that with his aesthetic turn in the Third Critique, Kant broke significantly from the problematic philosophical structure of the Critique of Pure Reason...read more

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9781472511348 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 20, 2014, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Is Kant really the 'bourgeois' philosopher that his advocates and opponents take him to be?

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9781474279291 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 31, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Is Kant really the 'bourgeois' philosopher that his advocates and opponents take him to be?
9780318369907, titled "Forts of India" | Asia Book Corp of Amer, June 1, 1985, cover price $15.95 | also contains Forts of India

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The term “network” is now applied to everything from the Internet to terrorist-cell systems. But the word’s ubiquity has also made it a cliché, a concept at once recognizable yet hard to explain. Network Aesthetics, in exploring how popular culture mediates our experience with interconnected life, reveals the network’s role as a way for people to construct and manage their world—and their view of themselves. Each chapter considers how popular media and artistic forms make sense of decentralized network metaphors and infrastructures. Patrick Jagoda first examines narratives from the 1990s and 2000s, including the novel Underworld, the film Syriana, and the television series The Wire, all of which play with network forms to promote reflection on domestic crisis and imperial decline in contemporary America. Jagoda then looks at digital media that are interactive, nonlinear, and dependent on connected audiences to show how recent approaches, such as those in the videogame Journey, open up space for participatory and improvisational thought. Contributing to fields as diverse as literary criticism, digital studies, media theory, and American studies, Network Aesthetics brilliantly demonstrates that, in today’s world, networks are something that can not only be known, but also felt, inhabited, and, crucially, transformed.

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9780226346489 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 22, 2016, cover price $90.00

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9780226346519 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 22, 2016, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: The term “network” is now applied to everything from the Internet to terrorist-cell systems.

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Product Description: In this book Yoram Lubling and Eric Evans offer a Deweyan reconstruction of our philosophical understanding of well-being. They begin with Dewey’s critique of the «philosophical fallacy» to examine the legitimacy and value of theories of well-being offered by traditional philosophy...read more

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9781433121234 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, January 24, 2016, cover price $88.95 | About this edition: In this book Yoram Lubling and Eric Evans offer a Deweyan reconstruction of our philosophical understanding of well-being.

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Product Description: The Aesthetics of Design offers the first full treatment of design in the field of philosophical aesthetics. Aesthetic theory has traditionally occupied itself with fine art in all its forms, sometimes with craft, and often with notions of beauty and sublimity in art and nature...read more

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9780199964369 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 16, 2013, cover price $53.00 | About this edition: The Aesthetics of Design offers the first full treatment of design in the field of philosophical aesthetics.

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9780190600426 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, February 15, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Aesthetics of Design offers the first full treatment of design in the field of philosophical aesthetics.

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Product Description: A new theory of aesthetics and music, grounded in the collision between language and the body. In this book, Tim Hodgkinson proposes a theory of aesthetics and music grounded in the boundary between nature and culture within the human being...read more

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9780262034067 | 1 edition (Mit Pr, February 12, 2016), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: A new theory of aesthetics and music, grounded in the collision between language and the body.

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9781784783501 | Verso Books, February 16, 2016, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781107115118 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 3, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Recent decades have witnessed an explosion in neuroscientific and related research treating aesthetic response.

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Product Description: The Philosophy of Design is an introduction to the fundamental philosophical issues raised by the contemporary practice of design. The first book to systematically examine design from the perspective of contemporary philosophy, it offers a broad perspective, ranging across key philosophical areas such as aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics and ethics...read more

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9780745663883 | Polity Pr, November 16, 2015, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: The Philosophy of Design is an introduction to the fundamental philosophical issues raised by the contemporary practice of design.

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9780745663890 | Polity Pr, November 16, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The Philosophy of Design is an introduction to the fundamental philosophical issues raised by the contemporary practice of design.

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Product Description: The concept of democratic freedom refers to more than the kind of freedom embodied by political institutions and procedures. Democratic freedom can only be properly understood if it is grasped as the expression of a culture of freedom that encompasses an entire form of life...read more

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9780745682129 | Polity Pr, July 31, 2016, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: The concept of democratic freedom refers to more than the kind of freedom embodied by political institutions and procedures.

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9780745682136 | Polity Pr, July 31, 2016, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The concept of democratic freedom refers to more than the kind of freedom embodied by political institutions and procedures.

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Product Description: Richard Wollheim's classic reflection on art considers central questions regarding expression, representation, style, the significance of the artist's intention and the essentially historical nature of art. Presented in a fresh series livery for the twenty-first century, with a specially commissioned preface written by Richard Eldridge, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, Art and its Objects continues to be a perceptive and engaging introduction to the questions and philosophical issues raised by works of art and the part they play in our culture and society...read more

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9781107113800 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, November 28, 2015), cover price $89.99 | About this edition: Richard Wollheim's classic reflection on art considers central questions regarding expression, representation, style, the significance of the artist's intention and the essentially historical nature of art.

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Product Description: Richard Wollheim's classic reflection on art considers central questions regarding expression, representation, style, the significance of the artist's intention and the essentially historical nature of art. Presented in a fresh series livery for the twenty-first century, with a specially commissioned preface written by Richard Eldridge, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, Art and its Objects continues to be a perceptive and engaging introduction to the questions and philosophical issues raised by works of art and the part they play in our culture and society...read more

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9780521228985 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, September 30, 1980), cover price $32.50 | About this edition: What defines a work of art and determines the way in which we respond to it?

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9781107534414 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, October 8, 2015), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Richard Wollheim's classic reflection on art considers central questions regarding expression, representation, style, the significance of the artist's intention and the essentially historical nature of art.
9780521297066 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, September 1, 1980), cover price $44.99

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Product Description: Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter credited as being among the first to truly venture into abstract art. He persisted in expressing his internal world of abstraction despite negative criticism from his peers. He veered away from painting that could be viewed as representational in order to express his emotions, leading to his unique use of colour and form...read more

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9781783105700 | Parkstone Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $19.95 | also contains Kandinsky | About this edition: Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter credited as being among the first to truly venture into abstract art.

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9780789448521 | Dk Pub, December 1, 1999, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Surveys the life of the Russian abstract painter, analyzes his major works, and explains the historical and social context of his painting.

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Product Description: Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter credited as being among the first to truly venture into abstract art. He persisted in expressing his internal world of abstraction despite negative criticism from his peers. He veered away from painting that could be viewed as representational in order to express his emotions, leading to his unique use of colour and form...read more

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9781783105700 | Parkstone Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $19.95 | also contains Kandinsky | About this edition: Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter credited as being among the first to truly venture into abstract art.
9780810946927 | Harry N Abrams Inc, March 1, 1996, cover price $11.98

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Product Description: On the True Sense of Art collects essays by philosophers responding to John Sallis’s Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art as well as his other works on the philosophy of art, including Force of Imagination and Logic of Imagination...read more
By Michael Schwartz (editor)

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9780810131590 | Northwestern Univ Pr, April 15, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: On the True Sense of Art collects essays by philosophers responding to John Sallis’s Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art as well as his other works on the philosophy of art, including Force of Imagination and Logic of Imagination.

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9780810131606 | Northwestern Univ Pr, April 15, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: On the True Sense of Art collects essays by philosophers responding to John Sallis’s Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art as well as his other works on the philosophy of art, including Force of Imagination and Logic of Imagination.

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