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When does eating become art? The Aesthetics of Taste answers this question by exploring the position of taste in contemporary culture and the manner in which taste meanders its way into the realm of art. The argument identifies aesthetic values not only in artistic practices, where they are naturally expected, but also in the spaces of everydayness that seem far removed from the domain of fine arts. As such, it seeks to grasp what artists – who offer aesthetic as well as culinary experiences – actually try to communicate, while also pondering whether a cook can be an artist.
The Performance of Forgery in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture
Faking It! collects eleven chapters which explore the question of forgery from different disciplinary angles: literary historical and art historical contributions share space with discussions of jewels, architecture and coinage. The various case studies take as their focus developments in Renaissance Italy and Early Modern England as well as in France, Germany, Malta, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Russia and Australia. While each chapter contributes to a better understanding of the local context of cultural production, together they suggest new answers to how we can understand forgery. The concept of performance allows us to see beyond normative approaches and gain insight into some of the ambiguities concerning the nature of forgery.

Contributors include: Brian Boeck, Federica Boldrini, Patricia Pires Boulhosa, Laurent Curelly, Helen Hughes, Jacqueline Hylkema, Philip Lavender, Lorenzo Paoli, Ingrid D. Rowland, Camilla Russo, and Ksenija Tschetschik-Hammerl.
Ein Grundlagentext zur Praxis und Ästhetik des japanischen Nō-Theaters. Zweisprachige Ausgabe. Übersetzt, philosophisch erläutert und herausgegeben von Ryōsuke Ōhashi, Rolf Elberfeld und Leon Krings
Das Buch bietet eine philosophisch kommentierte Übersetzung des altjapanischen Textes von Zeami zur Praxis und Ästhetik des Nō-Theaters.
Zeami beschreibt nicht nur die Praxis des Schauspielers in verschiedenen Aspekten, sondern entwickelt auch zentrale ästhetische Kategorien für die Rezeption des Nō-Theaters. Die Übersetzung wird ergänzt durch interpretierende Aufsätze zu Themen wie der Maske im Nō-Theater, dem Gebrauch des Körpers und einer Ästhetik des Atmens. Der Band liefert somit eine solide Grundlage für eine philosophisch-ästhetische Auseinandersetzung mit einer alten japanischen Schauspieltradition.
Series of Philosophy of Art and Art Theory
Series of Philosophy of Art and Art Theory

Edited by Annette W. Balkema and Henk Slager.
This new book series investigates innovative ways to think about and design our built environment. The premise of Architectural Intelligences is that theories of design can generate innovative design methods and novel design projects. Architectural Intelligences seeks synthesis, hybridity, or tensions between architectural theory with other knowledge disciplines, to produce new insights, new speculations, and new design protocols. Architectural thought and production becomes thereby active and uniquely transformative. Books in this series will unfold new forms of order, organization, innovation, and experimentation that can shape and redirect current architectural thought, in dialogue with other disciplines, as game-changers.

Prospective authors in the disciplines of architecture, interiors, and urban spaces are encouraged to submit truly trans-disciplinary proposals (for single authored, co-authored, or edited volumes). Brill welcomes scholarly works that examine the area of applied architectural theory, drawing expertise in another knowledge discipline, such as:
• Architecture + Game Theory
• Architecture + Hypermodernity
• Architecture + New Ecologies
• Architecture + New Materiality
• Architecture + New Forms of Pleasure
• Architecture + Media-Philosophy
• Architecture + New Subjectivities
• Architecture + New Networks
• Architecture + Posthumanism

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
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Somaesthetics and Sport brings together a diverse set of explorations into the embodied experience of watching and playing sport. Sport can at once be a source of sensual beauty and pleasure, and also of pain and anguish; spectators can both celebrate and glorify athletes, but also expect certain forms of behaviour, and intentionally or otherwise police the movements of their bodies; sport and physical exercise can improve our health and increase the self-awareness of our abilities and limitations, but they also help us to shape our sense of what it means to live a good life. 
Abhinavagupta on Dance and Dramatic Acting
What is Dance? What is Theatre? What is the boundary between enacting a character and narrating a story? When does movement become tinted with meaning? And when does beauty shine alone as if with no object? These universal aesthetic questions find a theoretically vibrant and historically informed set of replies in the oeuvre of the eleventh-century Kashmirian author Abhinavagupta. The present book offers the first critical edition, translation, and study of a crucial and lesser known passage of his commentary on the Nāṭyaśāstra, the seminal work of Sanskrit dramaturgy. The nature of dramatic acting and the mimetic power of dance, emotions, and beauty all play a role in Abhinavagupta’s thorough investigation of performance aesthetics, now presented to the modern reader.
Fred Orton’s teaching and writing has always combined theoretical and formal – which is to say structural - analysis with historical research and reflection. This collection of essays – rewritten studies of Paul Cézanne, Jasper Johns, the American cultural critic Harold Rosenberg and a new essay on Marx and Engels’ notion of ideology – brings together some of his most decisive contributions to thinking about fine art practice and rethinking the theory and methods of the social history of art. More than an anthology, it offers a vivid demonstration of how theory can work to generate new interpretations and unsettle old ones.
Eine Archäologie der Gegenwartskunst
In der Moderne muss Kunst ebenso wahr wie gegenwärtig sein. Kein Werk und keine Praxis können sich ernsthaft als Kunst behaupten, ohne solchen Ansprüchen zu genügen. Doch wie konnten Wahrheit und Gegenwärtigkeit zu den entscheidenden, nicht-ästhetischen Kriterien von Kunst werden? Die hier vorgelegte Studie versucht diese Frage zu beantworten, indem sie hinter die dominanten Begründungsmythen von Moderne und Gegenwartskunst im Sinne von heroischen Überwindungsleistungen alles Alten im Namen eines Neuen blickt. Derart wird eine Tradition des Wahrheits- und des Gegenwartsbezugs von Kunst sichtbar, die tief in jener Geschichte verwurzelt ist, als die Malerei begann, um ihren Status als Kunst zu ringen. Die historischen Niederlande stellen zwischen dem 15. und dem 17. Jahrhundert den exemplarischen Schauplatz dieses Ringens dar. Durch den Verlust vorgegebener Wahrheiten und Funktionen entwickelte die Malerei im Spannungsfeld zwischen ökonomischen, politischen und religiösen Krisen besondere Strategien der Selbstbehauptung als Kunst. Anhand spekulativer Bildideen – dem Bild als Schwelle, dem antagonistischen, dem analytischen und dem synthetischen Bild – wird die Wirkmächtigkeit dieser Strategien im Sinne eines spezifischen Wahrheitseinsatzes nachvollzogen und so das Nachleben der Niederländischen Malerei als Gegenwartskunst erfasst.
This book provides philosophical insight into the nature of reality by reflecting on its ontological qualities through the medium of film. The main question is whether we have access to reality through film that is not based on visual representation or narration: Is film—in spite of its immateriality—a way to directly grasp and reproduce reality? Why do we perceive film as “real” at all? What does it mean to define its own reproducibility as an ontological feature of reality? And what does film as a medium exactly show? The contributions in this book provide, from a cinematic perspective, diverse philosophical analyses to the understanding of the challenging concept of “the real of reality”.