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1 BERENSON, BERNARD. Aesthetics And History.
Doubleday, Garden City: 1954. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Bernard Berenson was one of the greatest authorities on Italian art and the expert who directed the purchase of many of America's great collections of paintings. Sums up a lifetime of reflection on the problems of aesthetic judgment and presents the guiding principles which underlie Berenson's own taste. Examines the response of man's total being to the experience supplied by works of art, and judges in terms of that whole experience. Includes an Index. 
Price: 6.60 USD
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2 COOPER, DAVID E. (EDITOR); MARGOLIS, JOSEPH & SARTWELL, CRISPIN (ADVISORY EDITORS). A Companion To Aesthetics.
Blackwell Reference, Cambridge: 1992. 0631178015 / 9780631178019 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In this Companion, "aesthetics" is used in the broader sense of philosophy of art, with "art" itself taken broadly so as to include, for instance, literature. A quick glance at the list of headings will sown the reader the wide range covered by the aricles - of which there are more than one hundred and thirty, each provided with a bibliography (and a list of writings, in the case of bibliographical articles), and most of them with cross-references to related articles. Includes an Index. 
Price: 60.28 USD
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3 COOPERMAN, HASYE. The Aesthetic Of Stephane Mallarme.
The Koffern Press, New York City: 1933. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. Cover is torn at the top an bottom of the spine. 

Price: 70.54 USD
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4 HICKEY, DAVE. The Invisible Dragon: Essays On Beauty, Revised And Expanded.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Invisible Dragon made a lot of noise for a little book When it was originally published in 1993 it was championed by artists for its forceful call for a reconsideration of beauty—and savaged by more theoretically oriented critics who dismissed the very concept of beauty as naive, igniting a debate that has shown no sign of flagging. With this revised and expanded edition, Hickey is back to fan the flames. More manifesto than polite discussion, more call to action than criticism, The Invisible Dragon aims squarely at the hyper-institutionalism that, in Hickey's view, denies the real pleasures that draw us to art in the first place. Deploying the artworks of Warhol, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Mapplethorpe and the writings of Ruskin, Shakespeare, Deleuze, and Foucault, Hickey takes on museum culture, arid academicism, sclerotic politics, and more—all in the service of making readers rethink the nature of art. A new introduction provides a context for earlier essays—what Hickey calls his "intellectual temper tantrums." A new essay, "American Beauty," concludes the volume with a historical argument that is a rousing paean to the inherently democratic nature of attention to beauty. Written with a verve that is all too rare in serious criticism, this expanded and refurbished edition of The Invisible Dragon will be sure to captivate a new generation of readers, provoking the passionate reactions that are the hallmark of great criticism. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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5 HOGARTH, WILLIAM; PAULSON, RONALD (EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY). The Analysis Of Beauty.
Yale University Press, New Haven & London: 1997. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Born three hundred years ago in Smithfield, London, William Hogarth established himself as a central figure in eighteenth-century English culture through his paintings, engravings, and outspoken art criticism. In this new edition of Hogarth's Analysis of Beauty — a unique work combining theory with practical advice on painting — Ronald Paulson includes the complete text of the original work; an introduction that places the Analysis in the tradition of aesthetic treatises and Hogarth's own "moral" works; extensive annotation of the text and accompanying illustrations; and illuminating manuscript passages that Hogarth omitted from the final printed version. In the development of English aesthetics, the Analysis of Beauty takes a position of high significance. Hogarth's stature in his own time suggests the importance of his attempt to systematize and theorize his own artistic practice. What he proposes is an aesthetics of the middle range, subordinating both the Beautiful and the Sublime to the everyday world of human choice and contingency—essentially the world of Hogarth's own modern moral subjects, his engraved works. Ronald Paulson is Mayer Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of many books, including a biography of Hogarth, a catalogue of his engravings, and studies of Hogarth in the contexts of eighteenth-century painting, literature, and the British tradition of aesthetics. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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6 JULLIEN, FRANCOIS; TODD, JANE MARIE (TRANSLATION). The Great Image Has No Form, Or On The Nonobject Through Painting.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In premodern China, elite painters used imagery not to mirror the world around them, but to evoke unfathomable experience. Considering their art alongside the philosophical traditions that inform it, The Great Image Has No Form explores the "nonobject"—a notion exemplified by paintings that do not seek to represent observable surroundings. Franćois Jullien argues that this nonobjectifying approach stems from the painters' deeply held belief in a continuum of existence, in which art is not distinct from reality. Contrasting this perspective with the Western notion of art as separate from the world it represents, Jullien investigates the theoretical conditions that allow us to apprehend, isolate, and abstract objects. His comparative method lays bare the assumptions of Chinese and European thought, revitalizing the questions of what painting is, where it comes from, and what it does. Provocative and intellectually vigorous, this sweeping inquiry introduces new ways of thinking about the relationship of art to the ideas in which it is rooted. 
Price: 36.10 USD
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7 RICHARDS, I. A.; OGDEN, C. K.; WOOD, JAMES. The Foundations Of Aesthetics.
Lear Publishers, New York: 1925. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 

Price: 18.29 USD
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8 SIEGEL, ELI. Aesthetic Realism We Have Been There: Six Artists On The Siegel Theory Of Opposites.
Definition Press, New York: 1970. 0910492115 / 9780910492119 Second Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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