Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | July 29, 2015

    Edward Carey: IMG 10 Best Books by Writer-Illustrators



    As a child who loved books I was fascinated by the illustrations just as much as the text. The same is true for me today, and I'm happy to be among... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Foulsham (Iremonger Series #2)

      Edward Carey 9781468309546

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$30.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Philosophy- Aesthetics

This title in other editions

Aesthetics of Appearing (Cultural Memory in the Present)

by

Aesthetics of Appearing (Cultural Memory in the Present) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This book proposes that aesthetics begin not with concepts of being or semblance, but with a concept of appearing. Appearing bespeaks of the reality that all aesthetic objects share, however different they may otherwise be. For Martin Seel, appearing plays its part everywhere in the aesthetic realm, in all aesthetic activity.

In his book, Seel examines the existential and cultural meaning of aesthetic experience. In doing so, he brings aesthetics and philosophy of art together again, which in continental as well as analytical thinking have been more and more separated in the recent decades. Within Seels framework, to apprehend things and events with respect to how they appear momentarily and simultaneously to our senses represents a genuine way for human beings to encounter the world. The consciousness that emerges here is an anthropologically central faculty. In perceiving the unfathomable particularity of a sensuously given we gain insight into the indeterminable of our lives. Attentiveness to what is appearing is therefore at the same time attentiveness to ourselves. This is also the case when works of art imagine past or future, probable or improbable presences. Artworks develop their transgressive energy from their presence as sense-catching forms. They bring about a special presence in which a presentation of close or distant presences comes about.

Book News Annotation:

Aesthetics should begin not with concepts of being-so or semblance, but with a concept of appearing, argues Seel (philosophy, U. of Giessen). He describes appearing as a reality that all aesthetic objects share however different they may otherwise be, and that plays a part everywhere in the aesthetic realm. There is no index. The German Ästhetik des Erscheinens was published by Carl Hanser Verlag in 2000.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book proposes that aesthetics begin not with concepts of being or semblance, but with a concept of appearing. Seel examines the existential and cultural meaning of aesthetic experience. In doing so, he brings aesthetics and philosophy of art together again, which in continental as well as analytical thinking have been more and more separated in the recent decades.

About the Author

Martin Seel is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Giessen.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804743815
Translator:
Farrell, John
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Translator:
Farrell, John
Author:
Farrell, John
Author:
Martin, Seel
Author:
John, Farrell
Author:
Seel, Martin
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Appearance (Philosophy)
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Hand: A Philosophical Inquiry... New Trade Paper $70.75
  2. Louise Bourgeois' Spider: The... New Hardcover $48.75
  3. Grammar of Architecture Used Flexible $10.50
  4. Lessons of the Masters (Charles... Used Hardcover $7.50
  5. The Social Construction of What? New Trade Paper $36.75

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Reference » Science Reference » General

Aesthetics of Appearing (Cultural Memory in the Present) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$30.25 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Stanford University Press - English 9780804743815 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
This book proposes that aesthetics begin not with concepts of being or semblance, but with a concept of appearing. Seel examines the existential and cultural meaning of aesthetic experience. In doing so, he brings aesthetics and philosophy of art together again, which in continental as well as analytical thinking have been more and more separated in the recent decades.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.