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Phenomenology and Art.

By José Ortega y Gasset .

New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company, 1975. Hardcover First Edition USA (1975), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition USA (1975), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good: shows indications of very careful use: slight spine lean; very light wear to the gilt designs which accompany the titles at the backstrip; mild rubbing and the faintest soiling to the panels; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.35 x 5.75 x 0.95 inches). 220 pages. Translated and with an Introduction by Philip W. Silver. Language: English. Deckle Fore-Edge. Black cloth over boards with gilt titles and designs at the backstrip. Weight: 15 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$14.70

What Is Art? .

By Leo N. Tolstoy.

Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1960. Paperback First Edition Thus (1960), Fourteenth Printing (1981). Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; very mild rubbing, mainly to the rear panel. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.55 inches). xviii, 213 pages. Introduction by Vincent Tomas. Translated from the Russian by Almyer Maude. Language: English. Weight: 9 ounces. Library of Liberal Arts Series. First Edition Thus (1960), Fourteenth Printing (1981). Academic Press Paperback.

$19.60

Law and the Image: The Authority of Art and the Aesthetics of Law.
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Law and the Image: The Authority of Art and the Aesthetics of Law.

By Costas Douzinas and Lynda Nead, (Editors).

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press, 1999. Paperback First Edition Thus (1999); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: former bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the upper corner of the front endpaper. The binding leans ever so slightly off square, while remaining perfectly secure; else flawless; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.95 x 6 x 0.7 inches). xvi, 268 pages. Language: English. Weight: 14.8 ounces. First Edition Thus (1999); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. University Press Paperback. B0000CNFG1

$29.40

Rhetoric and the Arts of Design.

By David S. Kaufer and Brian S. Butler .

Mahwah, NJ Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1996. Paperback First Edition [1996]; First Printing indicated. SEVEN PAGES EARLY IN THE TEXT SHOW UNDERLINING AND MARGIN LINES, Else, Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of rubbing to the panels; a couple of stains at the bottom edge of the text block and a couple of very faint, very superficial scuffs at the front panel. The binding leans ever so slightly off square, but remains perfeclty secure. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Not quite pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 0.9 inches). xvii, 322 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 4 ounces. First Edition [1996]; First Printing indicated. Academic Press Paperback.

$29.40

The Meaning of Modern Art: A Philosophical Interpretation.

By Karsten Harries.

Evanston, IL Northwestern University Press, 1968. Hardcover First Edition [1968]; First Impression indicated by the same date at the title page and copyright page. Four pages mid-text show HI-LIGHTING. Else, Very Good: shows light wear to the outside edge of the front panel; mild overall rubbing and the faintest soiling; the powder blue cloth over boards have been sun-blanched at the backstrip, but the silver titles thereon remain easily legible; the former owner's name and address at the upper corner of the front pastedown endpaper.The binding is secure; the text is clean. Shows some flaws, at least one of them serious, and moderate wear. Would make a clean, sturdy, presentable reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.35 x 6.25 x 0.85 inches). xiv, 166 pages. Weight: 17.2 ounces. Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. First Edition [1968]; First Impression indicated by the same date at the title page and copyright page. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$10.00

The Philosophy of Modern Art.

By Herbert Read.

New York, NY Meridian Books, 1955. Paperback First Edition Thus [1955], Eighth Printing [1960]. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; the price has been rubbed out at the bottom of the front panel, which also shows a very faint crease near the lower corner; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. No longer pristine, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.1 x 4.25 x 0.75 inches). xi, 309 pages. Weight: 8.6 ounces. First Edition Thus [1955], Eighth Printing [1960]. Mass Market Paperback.

$9.41

Toward a Psychology of Art: Collected Essays.
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Toward a Psychology of Art: Collected Essays.

By Rudolf Arnheim.

Berkeley, CA University of California Press, 1966. Paperback First Edition Thus [1966]; unstated, in accordance with UCP's customary practice at the time of publication. First Edition Thus [1966]; unstated, in accordance with UCP's customary practice at the time of publication. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; a paint drip at the upper front hinge and upper backstrip, the ruddy-toned background field of which is lightly sunned (the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible; mild overall rubbing to the wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Remains structurally sound and tightly bound: a clean, sturdy, presentable copy, showing a few minor flaws and light wear. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library.8vo. (9 x 6 x .75 inches). viii, 369 pages. Frontispiece Color Plate by Picasso. Else illustrated in black & white. Shipping Weight: 18 ounces. Trade Paperback. 384 pages Publisher: University of California Press; New Ed edition (May 1, 1972) Language: English ISBN-10: 0520021614 ISBN-13: Product Dimensions:

$5.29

Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics Nature And Culture.

By Yi-Fu Tuan.

New York, NY Kodansha Globe, 1995. Paperback First Edition Thus [1995]; First Printing indicated. Eight pages early on show UNDERLINING AND MARGINALIA IN INK. Else, Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows one page dog-eared; the binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure. Free of ownership notations, inscriptions, or labels. Clearly, this is a flawed copy, but one that remains, in overall appearance, nearly new. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(1 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches). x, 288pp. Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces. First Edition Thus [1995]; First Printing indicated. Trade Paperback. Tuan, a geography professor and author ("Topophilia"), persuasively argues that aesthetics is "not merely a dimension or aspect of culture, but its emotional-aspirational core, both its drive and its goal." His analysis progresses from the individual and the physical world as accessed through sense experience to complex human creations of beauty in various media. Tuan also examines social contributions to aesthetics, especially as found in four disparate cultures: Australian Aboriginal, Chinese, medieval European, and America today. His work emphasizes positive aspects of social environmental issues, but it does not deny the human folly that has contributed to problems of the environment. Highly recommended.

$3.53

Tolstoy's "What is Art?"

By T.J. Diffey.

Beckenham, Kent, Great Britain Croom Helm, 1985. Hardcover First Edition [1985], unstated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use: the book's glue seems very slightly week; else, no discernible wear or flaws at all; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows a some sunning to the peach-toned background field of the backstrip and across the top edge of the front panel; unclipped. Overall, virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 165 pages. First Edition [1985], unstated. Hardback with DJ.

$49.00

Natural Classicism: Essays on Literature and Science.

By Frederick Turner.

Charlottesville, VA University Press of Virginia, 1992. Paperback First Edition Thus, so stated. First Edition Thus, so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of spine lean; about half the pages very mildly bumped at the lower corner. Binding square and secure; text clean. No longer pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 284pp. University Press Paperback. This is Turner's first expression of his idea of natural classicism. These essays together lay the groundwork for everything that is to come in Turner's philosophical excursions. Why are poems broken up into line lengths in every language in every culture throughout human history and pre-history? And why are those line lengths always around 3 seconds in length when recited? Perhaps because the human short-term memory slot is 3 seconds in duration. Poetic forms are thus no accident, but part of our very nature, of our very neural structure. This insight is from just one of the essays. Others lay the groundwork for Turner's renewal of the arts through natural classicism -- where the arts reflect nature, including our human nature, which puts them back in relation with humans as humans, allowing for a renewal of the arts, and of culture. Turner goes on to develop these ideas further in Beauty: The Value of Values and Culture of Hope: A New Birth of the Classical Spirit, but much of what is in these essays can only be found here. I strongly recommend it for those who sincerely wish to engage in how the arts can once again become meaningful.

$49.00

Marxist Esthetics.

By Henri Arvon .

Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press, 1973. Paperback First Edition Thus, Second Printing [1977]. Very Good+: shows the mildest rubbing and faint soiling; foxing at the outside edges. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Structurally sound and tightly bound, showing little wear at all: remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 125pp. Translated by Helen Lane. Introduction by Fredric Jameson. First Edition Thus, Second Printing [1977]. University Press Paperback.

$7.64

Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics Nature And Culture.

By Yi-Fu Tuan.

Washington DC Island Press: Shearwater, 1993. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing indicated. First Edition; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: Book shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of slight spine lean; minimal wear to the lower extremities; foxing at the outside edges; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; unclipped. Overall, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 288pp. Hardback with DJ. Tuan, a geography professor and author ("Topophilia"), persuasively argues that aesthetics is "not merely a dimension or aspect of culture, but its emotional-aspirational core, both its drive and its goal." His analysis progresses from the individual and the physical world as accessed through sense experience to complex human creations of beauty in various media. Tuan also examines social contributions to aesthetics, especially as found in four disparate cultures: Australian Aboriginal, Chinese, medieval European, and America today. His work emphasizes positive aspects of social environmental issues, but it does not deny the human folly that has contributed to problems of the environment. Highly recommended.

$29.40

Meditations on a Hobby Horse, and Other Essays on the Theory of Art.

By E. H. Gombrich.

New York, NY Phaidon Publishers, Inc. , 1971. Paperback First Ed thus, but later printing. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of very light use; price has been blocked; just a touch of wear to extremities, but a slight bump at upper front corner; mild rubbing; backstrip shows very faint creasing; binding slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. REMAINDER, showing a mark at the top edge. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. 252pp. Trade Paperback.

$3.53

The Poetics of the Common Knowledge (Suny Series in the Margins of Literature).

By Don Byrd.

Albany, NY State University of New York Press, 1993. Paperback First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 404pp. Academic Press Paperback.

$17.64

Art, Music & Ideas.

By William Fleming.

New York, NY Holt, Rinehart & Winston , 1975. Paperback First Ed thus, later printing. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: very slight spine lean; light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; binding secure; text clean. Former owner's name at front endpaper. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 366pp. First Ed thus, later printing. First Published in 1970. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$9.80

Thinking Art: Beyond Traditional Aesthetics.

By Andrew Benjamin and Peter Osborne [Editors].

London, UK ICA: Institute of Contemporary Arts: Philosophical Forum Books, 1991. Paperback Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; first few pages slightly riffled at the upper corner tip; mildest rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 223pp. Trade Paperback.

$43.51

Meditations on a Hobby Horse, and Other Essays on the Theory of Art.
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Meditations on a Hobby Horse, and Other Essays on the Theory of Art.

By E. H. Gombrich.

New York, NY Phaidon Publishers, Inc. , 1971. Paperback Second Edition. Second Edition. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of very light use; price has been blocked; upper rear corner shows a small chip, which has been carefully reinforced with clear tape; mild rubbing; head of backstrip has been lightly bumped; binding slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. A clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. 252pp. Trade Paperback.

$4.70

The Arts: An Affectional Ordering of Experience.

By Ernest Bruce Glenn.

Bryn Athyn, PA The Academy of the New Church, 1993. Hardcover First Edition [1993], unstated. First Edition [1993], unstated. Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; unclipped; mylar-protected. The Publishers stickers affixed to front endpapers. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches). xi, 287 pages. Edited by Vera P. Glenn. Weight: 1 pound, 6.2 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41