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Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth
Scott, A. O.
(Paperback)

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Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating ins...


Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth
Scott, A. O.
(Paperback)

74% off list price of $17.00

Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating ins...


Strange Tools
Noe, Alva
(Hardcover)

80% off list price of $28.00

A philosopher makes the case for thinking of works of art as tools for investigating ourselves In his new book,Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, the philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noe raises a number of profound questions: What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art rev...


The Emancipated Spectator
Ranciere, Jacques
(Paperback)

60% off list price of $17.95

The theorists of art and film commonly depict the modern audience as aesthetically and politically passive. In response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a communal performance.In this follow-up to the acclaimed The Futur...


Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth
Scott, A. O.
(Hardcover)

61% off list price of $28.00

The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of a...


Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
Heffernan, Virginia
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $17.00

Since its inception, the Internet has evolved from an engineering experiment into its own full-fledged civilization. It is now among humankind's great masterpieces - a massive work of art. As an idea, it rivals monotheism We all inhabit this fascinating place. But the Internet's deep logic, its c...


Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
Heffernan, Virginia
(Paperback)

80% off list price of $17.00

Since its inception, the Internet has evolved from an engineering experiment into its own full-fledged civilization. It is now among humankind's great masterpieces - a massive work of art. As an idea, it rivals monotheism We all inhabit this fascinating place. But the Internet's deep logic, its c...


Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
Heffernan, Virginia
(Hardcover)

95% off list price of $26.00

Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television, Virginia Heffernan (called one of the “best living writers of English prose”) reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet.Since its inception, the Internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditiona...


Decomposition
Durkin, Andrew
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $28.95

Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music - from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie - as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, how it is idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to...


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