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The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion

Gordon Graham

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265961
eISBN:
9780191708756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265961.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book takes as its starting point Max Weber's contention that contemporary Western culture is marked by a ‘disenchantment of the world’ — the loss of spiritual value in the wake of religion's ... More


The Pop Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the nascent collaboration between aesthetics and contemporary art by focusing on the critical reception of the emergence of American Pop art in the early 1960s by four ... More


The Dewey Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the critiques that have been applied to the idea of aesthetics and have often focused on art's treatment of beauty or the autonomy of art, giving rise to an anti-aesthetic stance ... More


Creativity, Contemporary Art, and Critical Aesthetics

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Concludes by paying further attention to the relation between creativity, contemporary art, and critical aesthetics. The discussion moves by way of a critique of Barthes's notion of the text, using ... More


Installation Art and Performance: A Shared Ontology

Sherri Irvin

in Art and Abstract Objects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691494
eISBN:
9780191746277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691494.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter has three objectives. First, it argues that apprehending an installation artwork is similar to apprehending an artwork for performance: in each case, audiences must recognize a ... More


Sublime Art: Towards an Aesthetics of the Future

Stephen Zepke

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748669998
eISBN:
9781474438636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The book analyses recent philosophical discussions of Kant’s theory of the sublime, and the artistic examples these give or provoke, in order to construct a diagram of sublime contemporary art. This ... More


Speculative Art Histories: Analysis at the Limits

Sjoerd van Tuinen (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474421041
eISBN:
9781474438605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421041.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Following the recent ‘speculative turn’ in Continental philosophy, the aim of this volume is to propose a ‘counter-discourse’ of speculative approaches to art history. How could today’s materialist, ... More


The Salcedo Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the so-called Salcedo Effect—attributed to Doris Salcedo—in relation to aesthetics. Salcedo is a contemporary artist from Columbia who has created contemplative, public, ... More


The Sontag Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the so-called Sontag Effect and its positive implications for the regeneration of aesthetics. Susan Sontag's writings since the 1960s are primarily concerned with the ... More


A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Michael Kelly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the motivations for the critiques that have been applied to the idea of aesthetics and argues that theorists and artists now hunger for a new kind of aesthetics, one better ... More


Art and Authority: Moral Rights and Meaning in Contemporary Visual Art

K. E. Gover

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768692
eISBN:
9780191822056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768692.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Art and Authority is a philosophical essay on artistic authority and freedom: its sources, nature, and limits. It draws upon real-world cases and controversies in contemporary visual art and connects ... More


The Generative Image

Thomas Nail

in Theory of the Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190924034
eISBN:
9780190924065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924034.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

simply valorize the digital or even the generative The generative arts have invented a new artistic pedesis and laid the ground for a new materialist aesthetics of the image. The chapter discusses ... More


Introduction

K. E. Gover

in Art and Authority: Moral Rights and Meaning in Contemporary Visual Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768692
eISBN:
9780191822056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768692.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Artworks are often understood to be an extension of their makers in a way that other kinds of artifacts are not. This is reflected in the legal protections given to artists as well as in our culture ... More


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