And then came dance : the women who led Volynsky to ballet's magic kingdom .
A man for whom the realm of art was largely female in form and whose all-encompassing image of woman constituted the crux of his aesthetic contemplation that crossed over into the personal and libidinal, Volynsky looks ahead to another Petersburg-bred high priest of classical dance, George Balanchine. With an undeniable proclivity toward ballet's female component, Volynsky's dance writings, illuminated by examples of his earlier gendered criticism, invite speculation on how truly ground-breaking and forward-looking this critic is.
V Unknown. Animal beauty : on the evolution of biological aesthetics . Christiane , author. An illustrated exploration of colors and patterns in the animal kingdom, what they communicate, and how they function in the social life of animals. Are animals able to appreciate what humans refer to as "beauty"? The term scarcely ever appears nowadays in a scientific description of living things, but we humans may nonetheless find the colors, patterns, and songs of animals to be beautiful in apparently the same way that we see beauty in works of art. In Animal Beauty, Nobel Prize-winning biologist Christiane Nusslein-Volhard describes how the colors and patterns displayed by animals arise, what they communicate, and how they function in the social life of animals.
Watercolor drawings illustrate these amazing instances of animal beauty.
Darwin addressed the topic of ornament in his book The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, and did not hesitate to engage with criteria of beauty, convinced that animals experienced color and ornament as attractive and agreeable in the same way that we do, and that the role this played in mate choice pointed to a "sexual selection" distinct from natural selection. Nusslein-Volhard examines key examples of ornament and sexual selection in the animal kingdom and lays the groundwork for biological aesthetics.
Noting that color patterns have not been a research priority-perhaps because they appeared to be nonessential luxuries rather than functional necessities-Nusslein-Volhard looks at recent scientific developments on the topic. In part because of Nusslein-Volhard's own research on the zebrafish, it is now possible to decipher the molecular genetic mechanisms that lead to production of colors in animal skin and its appendages and control its pattern and distribution.
Toulouse : Presses universitaires du Midi,  Description Book — pages ; 24 cm. B Unavailable On order Request. The architecture of nothingness : an explanation of the objective basis of beauty in architecture and the arts . Lyons, Frank, author. Description Book — xxii, pages : illustrations ; 25 cm Summary Introduction 1. Order in Nature, Science and the Arts 2.
The Order of Content 3. The Order of Form 4.
The Logic of Aesthetics 5. The Aesthetics of Meaning 6. The Order of Nothingness and the Phenomenal Gap 7. Beauty as Reconciliation. But what is going on when we make these instant decisions? The process is so complex that it remains an area rarely examined, often considered unfathomable, or for some mysterious, bordering even on the spiritual. Frank Lyons seeks to unpick the complex relationships that go to make up great works of architecture, to reveal a set of principles that are found to apply not only to architecture but also to art, music and culture in general.
One of the major complications at the heart of culture is that because the arts are generated subjectively, it is assumed that the finished cultural artefact is also subjective. This is a myth that this book seeks to dispel. The arts are indeed created from the personal subjective space of an individual but what that individual has to say will only be shareable if expressed in coherent objective form.
In a nutshell, the book reverses two generally accepted positions, that the arts are subjective and that meaning is objective and therefore shared. The reversal of these seemingly common sense, but mistaken positions enables two important issues to be resolved, firstly it explains how the arts communicate through objectivity and secondly how the meaning of an object of art is never shared but always remains private to the individual.
The combination of these two positions ultimately helps us to understand that beauty is a subjective appreciation of an objectively arranged form. L95 Unknown. Architectures of the unforeseen : essays in the occurent arts . Selections Massumi, Brian, author. Form Follows Force: Greg Lynn 2. Relational Architecture: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer 3. Its gorgeous prose invites the reader to think along with Brian Massumi as he thoroughly embodies the work of these artists, walking the line that separates theory from art and providing equally nurturing sustenance for practicing artists and working philosophers.
Based on Massumi's lengthy-and in two cases decades-long-relationships with digital architect Greg Lynn, interactive media artist Rafael-Lozano Hemmer, and mixed-media installation creator Simryn Gill, Architectures of the Unforeseen delves into their processes of creating art. The book's primary interest is in what motivates each artist's practice-the generative knots that inspire creativity-and in how their pieces work to give off their unique effects.
More than a series of profiles or critical pieces, Massumi's essays are creative, developing new philosophical concepts and offering rigorous sentiments about art and creativity. Asking fundamental questions about nature, culture, and the emergence of the new, Architectures of the Unforeseen is important original research on artists that are pioneers in their field. Equally valuable to the everyday reader and those engaged in scholarly work, it is destined to become an important book not only for the fields of digital architecture, interactive media, and installation art, but also more basically for our knowledge of art and creativity.
Art and selfhood : a Kierkegaardian account . Aumann, Antony, author. On Selfhood Chapter 1. On Art Chapter 5. On the philosophy of art side, it addresses questions about why art matters and how we ought to appreciate it.
On the existentialism side, it attends to questions pertaining to authenticity or authentic selfhood. That is to say, it focuses on issues and problems having to do with our personal identity or our sense of who we are. The goal of the book is to bring together these two topics in a productive manner by showing that works of art matter partly because they can help us with the project of selfhood. In other words, works of art are important in part because they can offer us much needed guidance and support as we try to figure out who we really are.
To make the case for this thesis, On Art and Selfhood draws on the works of the Danish thinker, Soren Kierkegaard It mines his writings for insights regarding aesthetics and personal identity, and then uses these insights to contribute to current discussions of these topics.
Thus, the book speaks not only to those with interests in contemporary analytic philosophy but also to those with interests in historical scholarship on Kierkegaard. A96 Unknown. Art as human practice : an aesthetics . Kunst als menschliche Praxis.
English Bertram, Georg W. This central yet overlooked question in contemporary philosophy of art is at the heart of Georg W.
Bertram's new aesthetic. Drawing on the resources of diverse philosophical traditions - analytic philosophy, French philosophy, and German post-Kantian philosophy - his book offers a systematic account of art as a human practice. One that remains connected to the whole of life. B Unknown.
Art as revolt : thinking politics through immanent aesthetics . Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press,  Description Book — vi, pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Summary How can we imagine a future not driven by capitalist assumptions about humans and the wider world? How are a range of contemporary artistic and popular cultural practices already providing pathways to post-capitalist futures?
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