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Leading with Aesthetics

Author : Mahesh Daas
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Leading with Aesthetics provides an interdisciplinary perspective of the importance of the aesthetic dimension in organizational change and leadership, richly illustrated by a book-length case study and analysis of Charles M. Vest, MIT’s president, and his leadership team between 1990 and 2004.

Aesthetics and Politics Two Leading Bhojpuri Artists

Author : Sandeep Rai
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This book is an attempt to reveal the hidden transcripts (reading between the lines) of the select Bhojpuri literature and art in general and highlight the sociological pertinence of the manifest inclination of 'Aesthetics and Politics' in particular.

Aesthetics and the Good Life

Author : Marcia Muelder Eaton
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This book provides a characterization of the aesthetic that enables the reader to understand what it means to view something aesthetically and how people's lives can be made aesthetically full. Influential philosophical theories of the aesthetic are explored, as well as the profound connection between aesthetic and ethical value.

Encyclopedia of Perception

Author : E. Bruce Goldstein
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The field of perception is devoted to explaining the operation of the senses and the experiences and behaviors resulting from stimulation of the senses. Perceptual processes such as recognizing faces, seeing color, hearing music, and feeling pain represent the actions of complex mechanisms, yet we usually do them easily. The Encyclopedia of Perception presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception through authoritative essays written by leading researchers and theoreticians in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and medical disciplines. It presents two parallel and interacting approaches: the psychophysical, or determining the relationship between stimuli in the environment and perception, and the physiological, or locating the biological systems responsible for perception. Are there any processes not associated with perception? Surely there are, but the pervasiveness of perception is truly impressive, and the phenomena of perception and its mechanisms are what this encyclopedia is about. Key Features Contains 16 pages of color illustration and photography to accompany the entries Offers a varied and broad list of topics, including basic research as well as methodologies, theoretical approaches, and real-world applications of perceptual research Emphasizes human perception but includes ample research because of its importance in its own right and because of what this research tells us about human perception Written by recognized experts from many disciplines but for an audience with no previous background in perception—students and members of the general public alike Key Themes Action Attention Audition Chemical Senses Cognition and Perception Computers and Perception Consciousness Disorders of Perception Illusory Perceptions Individual Differences (Human) and Comparative (Across Species; Not Including Ageing, Disorders, and Perceptual Development) Methods Perceptual Development/Experience Philosophical Approaches Physiological Processes Sense Interaction Skin and Body Senses Theoretical Approaches Visual Perception

The Theory of Beauty in the Classical Aesthetics of Japan

Author : T. Izutsu
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The Japanese sense of beauty as actualized in innumerable works of art, both linguistic and non-linguistic, has often been spoken of as something strange to, and remote from, the Western taste. It is, in fact, so radically different from what in the West is ordinarily associated with aesthetic experience that it even tends to give an impression of being mysterious, enigmatic or esoteric. This state of affairs comes from the fact that there is a peculiar kind of metaphysics, based on a realization of the simultaneous semantic articulation of consciousness and the external reality, dominating the whole functional domain of the Japanese sense of beauty, without an understanding of which the so-called 'mystery' of Japanese aesthetics would remain incomprehensible. The present work primarily purports to clarify the keynotes of the artistic experiences that are typical of Japanese culture, in terms of a special philosophical structure underlying them. It consists of two main parts: (1) Preliminary Essays, in which the major philosophical ideas relating to beauty will be given a theoretical elucidation, and (2) a selection of Classical Texts representative of Japanese aesthetics in widely divergent fields of linguistic and extra-linguistic art such as the theories of waka-poetry, Noh play, the art of tea, and haiku. The second part is related to the first by way of a concrete illustration, providing as it does philological materials on which are based the philosophical considerations of the first part.

The International Handbook of Teacher Ethos

Author : Fritz Oser
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The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics

Author : Berys Gaut
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The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Goodman, and Wollheim. The second part covers the central concepts and theories of aesthetics, including the definitions of art, taste, the value of art, beauty, imagination, fiction, narrative, metaphor and pictorial representation. Part three is devoted to issues and challenges in aesthetics, including art and ethics, art and religion, creativity, environmental aesthetics and feminist aesthetics. The final part addresses the individual arts, including music, photography, film, videogames, literature, theater, dance, architecture and design. With ten new entries, and revisions and updated suggestions for further reading throughout, The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics is essential for anyone interested in aesthetics, art, literature, and visual studies.

Leading Musically

Author : Dag Jansson
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Musical leadership is associated with a specific profession—the conductor—as well as being a colloquial metaphor for human communication and cooperation at its best. This book examines what musical leadership is, by delving into the choral conductor role, what goes on in the music-making moment and what it takes to do it well. One of the unique features of the musical ensemble is the simultaneity of collective discipline and individual expression. Music is therefore a potent laboratory for understanding the leadership act in the space between leader and team. The musical experience is used to shed light on leading and following more broadly, by linking it to themes such as authority, control, empowerment, intersubjectivity, sensemaking and charisma. Jansson develops the argument that musical leadership involves the combination of strong power and deep sensitivity, a blend that might be equally valid in other leadership domains. Aesthetic knowledge and musical perception therefore offer untapped potential for leadership and organisational development outside the art domain.

The Aesthetics of Care

Author : Josephine Donovan
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In this important new book from a distinguished scholar, Josephine Donovan develops a new aesthetics of care, which she establishes as the basis for a critical approach to the representation of animals in literature. The Aesthetics of Care begins with a guide to the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, leading to a reconceptualization of key literary critical terms such as mimesis and catharsis, before moving on to an applied section, with interpretations of the specific treatment of animals handled by a wide range of authors, including Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, George Sand, and J.M. Coetzee. The book closes with three concluding theoretical chapters. Clear, original, and provocative, The Aesthetics of Care introduces and makes new contributions to a number of burgeoning areas of study and debate: aesthetics and ethics, critical theory, animal ethics, and ecofeminist criticism.

Aesthetics of fine arts

Author : Dr. Madhur Lata Bhatnagar
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The book entitled “Aesthetics of Fine Arts” is written by Dr. Madhur Lata Bhatnagar. Learned Madam, Padama vibhushan Dr. Kapila Vatsayayan has been considerate to the write her precious comments on the book. In the area of arts Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Poetry and Music are considered to be Fine Arts. In this book common traits of beauty and inherent relation among the arts is pondered over – such as Beauty, Completeness, Rhythm, Balance, Organization, Uniqueness, Divinity etc. – The traits of beauty laid within the arts are discussed upon. ‘Aesthetics’, inspite being part of Philosophy is different from it and other subjects is clarified. The attributes of the artists and the art-lovers are verily discussed upon. Importance of presentation of the arts in suitable atmosphere is told to be supporting for better aesthetic experience. The comparative study of the thoughts of Western and Indian philosophers are also mentioned to ascertain the scope of the subject ‘Aesthetics’. What is aesthetic experience — the levels of concern are also described. Some suggestions are also given to utilize the arts for social welfare. In this age of technology arts are also affected in technique and presentation. This aspect is also dealt with social and cultural concern. The subject of ‘Aesthetics’ is centre of attraction in Academics all over and popular among the general readers also. I hope this book will be liked by E-book readers at large. The book entitled “Aesthetics of Indian Music” is written by Dr. Madhur Lata Bhatnagar. This book deals with traits of beauty in Indian Music as enshrined in the scriptures. Nad, Shruti, Swar, Gram, Moorchchhana, Raga, Tal etc. terms have been discussed with aesthetic approach. The adornment of singing and instrument playing using Gamak(s), Sthaya(s), etc. have been discussed with the angle – as used or to be used in present day music. The rules underlying the compositions are also discussed upon. Various types of compositions which are prevalent today are minutely focused upon to enhance their beauty. The use of good lyrics in the making of compositions has been stressed upon. Traits of artistes, accompanists are also described. Attributes and attitude of the music listeners are also told important to enjoy music better. Aesthetic experience through music and its spiritual aspect is also mentioned importantly. Some suggestions are also given to use music for social messages. In view of modern technology the preservation of music in Audio/Video recordings is also told significant for true and fine development of music deeply and widely. This book is referable in music departments of higher education, so is useful for teachers and scholars as well.

Quaker Aesthetics

Author : Emma Jones Lapsansky
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The notion of a uniquely Quaker style in architecture, dress, and domestic interiors is a subject with which scholars have long grappled, since Quakers have traditionally held both an appreciation for high-quality workmanship and a distrust of ostentation. Early Quakers, or members of the Society of Friends, who held "plainness" or "simplicity" as a virtue, were also active consumers of fine material goods. Through an examination of some of the material possessions of Quaker families in America during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries, the contributors to Quaker Aesthetics draw on the methods of art, social, religious, and public historians as well as folklorists to explore how Friends during this period reconciled their material lives with their belief in the value of simplicity. In early America, Quakers dominated the political and social landscape of the Delaware Valley, and, because this region held a position of political and economic strength, the Quakers were tightly connected to the transatlantic economy. Given this vantage, they had easy access to the latest trends in fashion and business. Detailing how Quakers have manufactured, bought, and used such goods as clothing, furniture, and buildings, the essays in Quaker Aesthetics reveal a much more complicated picture than that of a simple people with simple tastes. Instead, the authors show how, despite the high quality of their material lives, the Quakers in the past worked toward the spiritual simplicity they still cherish.

Physicality of Leadership

Author : Donna Ladkin
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Academic literature has to a large extent ignored how leaders present themselves physically. This volume invites leadership scholars to inquire rigorously into the physical aspect of leading and leadership. By noticing and dwelling with the visible facets of leading, the book suggests new possibilities for how leadership can be created and studied.

The Aesthetic Dimensions of Educational Administration Leadership

Author : Eugenie A. Samier
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The question of aesthetics as a theoretical framework for thinking about modern leadership issues in educational settings is an emergent area of inquiry that is receiving considerable attention. There is a growing sense that the mechanistic approach to leadership, which has been widely encouraged over the last ten years, is sterile and that a more philosophical approach is now required. This approach is covered here, taking into account the importance of aesthetics on all aspects of the administrative and leadership world: the ways ideas and ideals are created, how their expression is conveyed, the impact they have on interpersonal relationships and the organisational environment that carries and reinforces them and the moral boundaries or limits that can be established or exceeded. While presenting a significant departure from conventional studies in the field, the international contributors reflect a continuity of thought on administrative and leadership authority, from the writings of Plato through to current theory.

Jacques Derrida Basic Writings

Author : Barry Stocker
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One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth-century, Jacques Derrida’s ideas on deconstruction have had a lasting impact on philosophy, literature and cultural studies. Jacques Derrida: Basic Writings is the first anthology to present his most important philosophical writings and is an indispensable resource for all students and readers of his work. Barry Stocker’s clear and helpful introductions set each reading in context, making the volume an ideal companion for those coming to Derrida’s writings for the first time. The selections themselves range from his most infamous works including Speech and Phenomena and Writing and Difference to lesser known discussion on aesthetics, ethics and politics.

Differential Aesthetics

Author : Penny Florence
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The area of philosophy formerly known as aesthetics lags behind much recent thinking about culture. Its relevance to contemporary practice can seem highly questionable, and indeed it has been explicitly attacked as anti-radical or unprogressive. Is it now possible to revisit those issues of value, judgement and sensuous experience that are the proper ground of traditional aesthetics without creating a 'new aestheticism'? Differential Aesthetics presents an international collection of essays by leading and new writers. It includes artists and philosophers, arguing that the philosophy of art must be rewritten for the Information Age, and that the thought of feminist aestheticians has a major contribution to make. The book explores how the issues of sexed power, located subjectivity and the body in art (in short, the material) are crucial in any new aesthetics, enabling the ground gained through the critical shift into ideology in the aftermath of the 1960s to be maintained. Focusing on visual art, but including contributions on writing, music, dance, cyberart and film, this book bridges divisions in contemporary thought and enhances understanding of the power and appeal of cultural production.

On Aesthetics in Science

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20th Century Aesthetics

Author : Mario Perniola
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Written by one of Italy's leading contemporary thinkers and available in English for the first time, this book surveys the key themes in Continental aesthetics.

Aesthetics and The Work of Art

Author : Peter de Bolla
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In this book, ten leading commentators explore the interfaces between art and aesthetics in dialogue with a philosophical text (Theodor Adorno's draft introduction to Aesthetic Theory), a piece of literary writing (Franz Kafka's A Report to an Academy), and a major contemporary painting (Gerhard Richter's Betty, 1988).

The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies

Author : Michael Bérubé
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The subject of the aesthetic has returned to cultural and literary debates with a vengeance. The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies is a timely and authoritative collection of essays that analyze the role of aesthetics in American and British cultural studies, and reflect on its recuperation in the field. Contains first-rate, original essays that analyze the role of aesthetics in American and British cultural studies, and reflect on its recuperation in the field. Contributors are leading scholars, internationally based. Includes substantial introductory material by the editor.


Author : Stephen Bayley
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What is ugly? One of the leading cultural commentators of our times, Stephen Bayley, takes us on a journey of discovery by skillfully weaving centuries of art and design history into a discourse on the nature of beauty and its polar opposite, ugly.