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What is Contemporary Art?
ISBN: PB: 9783035801453, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, June 2019
104 pp., 16.9x11 cm, 8 halftones
Art today is often practiced in perfect conformity with the neoliberal zeitgeist, often even denying its own radical potential".What is Contemporary Art?" lucidly examines the relationship between art and politics in our time. Addressing the heart of...
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£14,00
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Film's Ghosts Tatsumi Hijikata's Butoh and the Transmutation of 1960s Japan
ISBN: PB: 9783035801477, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, April 2019
264 pp., 24.1x15.2 cm, 30 halftones
Tokyo during the 1960s was in a state of uproar, full of protests, riots, and insurrection. Tatsumi Hijikata – the initiator of the "Butoh" performance art and the seminal figure in Japan's experimental arts culture of the 1960s – created his most fa...
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£30,00
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Kierkegaard and the Mermaid
ISBN: HB: 9783035801415, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, April 2019
64 pp., 20.3x15.2 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers! Naturally inquisitive, pint-size scholars need little prompting before being willi...
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£12,00
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Aesthetic Theory
ISBN: PB: 9783035801460, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, April 2019
240 pp., 22x13.9 cm, 15 colour plates, 20 halftones
Theodor Adorno's famous aesthetic theory was not merely a theory of the aesthetic; it also made a wider claim about the aesthetic implications of all theory. At the same time we have to deal with aesthetic objects and events in which an aesthetic the...
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£30,00
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On Obliteration An Interview with Francoise Armengaud Concerning the Work of Sacha Sosno
ISBN: PB: 9783035801446, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, April 2019
108 pp., 19x11.4 cm, 15 halftones
Emmanuel Levinas's interview with Francoise Armengaud in 1988 is one of the only statements we have from the philosopher, who became influential in various disciplines through his ethics that focuses on the fine arts specifically. Presented in Englis...
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£15,00
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Dialogical Imaginations Aisthesis as Social Perception and New Ideas of Humanism
ISBN: PB: 9783037349397, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, March 2019
736 pp., 24.1x16.1 cm, 85 halftones, 30 colour plates
We tend to think of imagination as private, originating from our innermost selves – and language as something that is created in communication. Turning this idea on its head, the contributors to "Dialogical Imaginations" start from the provocative pr...
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£49,00
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Luther. The Origin of Modern Self-Consciousness Lectures, Volume 12
ISBN: PB: 9783035800166, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, March 2019
224 pp., 20.9x13.3 cm
If we are to understand the specifically modern function of self-consciousness, we must first look to the origins of the concept. Among the key thinkers who elaborated on self-consciousness was the German monk and theologian Martin Luther. Reiner Sch...
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£59,50
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Tomorrow the Manifold Essays on Foucault, Anarchy, and the Singularization to Come
ISBN: PB: 9783035800999, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, March 2019
256 pp., 20.9x13.3 cm
This volume tracks the crucial role of Reiner Schurmann's engagement with the work of Michel Foucault between 1983 and 1991. Drawing on Foucault's highly original reading of the philosophical tradition, Schurmann traces the status of identity and dif...
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£34,00
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Dance of Values Sergei Eisenstein's Capital Project
ISBN: PB: 9783035801088, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, March 2019
240 pp., 24.1x15.2 cm, 30 colour plates, 30 halftones
Sergei Eisenstein's cinematic adaptation of Karl Marx's "Capital" was never realized, yet it has haunted the imagination of many filmmakers, historians, and philosophers to the present day".Dance of Values" aims to conjure the phantom of Eisenstein's...
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£34,00
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Connect and Divide The Practice Turn in Media Studies
ISBN: PB: 9783035800517, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, March 2019
386 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Media is a kind of gatekeeper, connecting disparate entities and shielding them from one another at the same time. When we speak of media, we often refer to those entities themselves – to persons, organizations, artifacts, signals, and inscriptions –...
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£64,00
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