The Transfiguration of the Commonplace
Harvard University Press 1981
Cena: 2.70 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-674-90346-3, (stav A), brož.
|Arthur C. Danto argues that recent developments in the art world, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from ordinary things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. In the course of constructing such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art, as well as the connections that hold between art and social institutions and art history.|
The book distinguishes what belongs to artistic theory from what has traditionally been confused with it, namely aesthetic theory and offers as well a systematic account of metaphor, expression, and style, together with an original account of artistic representation. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument.
Hmotnosť: 0.274 kg rozmer: 21.7 cm x 14.9 cm
The Common Sense of Science
Harvard University Press 1994
Cena: 1.20 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-674-14651-4, (stav A), brož.
|J. Bronowski was both a distinguished mathematician and a poet, a philosopher of science and a literary critic who wrote a well-known study of William Blake. Dr. Bronowski s very career was founded on the premise of an intimate connection between science and the humanities, disciplines which are still generally thought to be worlds apart.|
The Common Sense of Science, a book which remains as topical today as it was when it first appeared twenty-five years ago, articulates and develops Bronowski s provocative idea that the sciences and the arts fundamentally share the same imaginative vision.
Hmotnosť: 0.23 kg rozmer: 20.8 cm x 13.3 cm
Harvard University Press 1996
Cena: 3.70 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-674-21702-0, (stav A), viaz.
|As her little boy plays at a day care center across the street, Michelle, an unmarried teenager, is in algebra class, hoping to be the first member of her family to graduate from high school. Will motherhood make this young woman poorer? Will it make the United States poorer as a nation? Would it surprise you to learn that Michelle is more likely to be white than African American? That she is most likely eighteen or nineteen - a legal adult? That teenage mothers are no more common today than in 1900? That two-thirds of them have been impregnated by men older than twenty? Kristin Luker, author of the acclaimed Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood, traces the way popular attitudes came to demonize young mothers and examines the profound social and economic changes that have influenced debate on the issue, especially since the 1970s. In the early twentieth century, reformers focused people s attention on the social ills that led unmarried teenagers to become pregnant, today, society has come almost full circle, pinning social ills on the sexually irresponsible teen. Dubious Conceptions introduces us to the young women who are the object of so much opprobrium. In these pages we hear teenage mothers from across the country talk about their lives, their trials, and their attempts to find meaning in motherhood.|
Hmotnosť: 0.602 kg rozmer: 24.4 cm x 17.1 cm