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Necroperformance Cultural Reconstructions of the War Body
ISBN: PB: 9783035801910, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, November 2019
448 pp., 24.1x15.2 cm, 30 halftones
In "Necroperformance", Dorata Sajewska proposes an innovative perspective for looking back at the formative process of Polish modernity, delving into repressed areas of experience connected with World War I and the ensuing emancipatory movements. Und...
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£38,00
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What is Contemporary Art?
ISBN: PB: 9783035801453, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, November 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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Aesthetic Theory
ISBN: PB: 9783035801460, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, November 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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Luther. The Origin of Modern Self-Consciousness Lectures, Volume 12
ISBN: PB: 9783035800166, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, November 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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Connect and Divide The Practice Turn in Media Studies
ISBN: PB: 9783035800517, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, November 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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Philosophy of Nietzsche Reiner Schurmann Lecture Notes
ISBN: PB: 9783035800548, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, November 2019
160 pp., 22.2x14 cm
Nietzsche praised Kant for having "annihilated Socratism", for exhibiting all ideals as essentially unattainable, and for having exposed himself to the despair of truth – all essential traits Nietzsche claimed for his own thinking. At the same time,...
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£30,00
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After the Crisis Contemporary States of Photography
ISBN: PB: 9783035802023, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, November 2019
160 pp., 18.6x11.8 cm, 20 halftones
"After the Crisis" offers a platform for discussions between some of today's leading artists, writers, theorists, curators, and historians aimed at questioning the very status of photography today. Contributors come from the realms of critical theory...
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£15,00
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Between / Beyond / Hybrid New Essays on Transdisciplinarity
ISBN: PB: 9783035801743, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, October 2019
224 pp., 20.9x13.3 cm
For years now, academics worldwide have been pushing for more interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. Yet for all that, the very concept of transdisciplinarity has proved remarkably tough to define, let alone to enact. This book brings together...
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£27,00
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Dialogical Imaginations Aisthesis as Social Perception and New Ideas of Humanism
ISBN: PB: 9783037349397, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, October 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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Newton and the Club of Astronomers
ISBN: HB: 9783035801408, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, October 2019
64 pp., 22x15.2 cm, Illustrated in colour throughout
We know Isaac Newton as a brilliant polymath, inventor of the calculus and the person who first began to suss out the fundamental laws of physics. But in this delightful account of his life and thought aimed at young readers, we learn oh, so much mor...
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£10,99
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