Readinglist II

List under construction.

Challenge continues: the next 115 books! I have no idea how I will be able to get to read all of this in my lifetime!

Title Author Date
Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime Kant, Immanuel 2004
Monster/Beauty: Building the Body of Love Frueh, Joanna 2000
Man in the Landscape: A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature Shepard, Paul 2002
Making Sense Thom, Paul 2000
John Dewey and the Lessons of Art Jackson, Mr. Philip W. 2000
Japanese Aesthetics and Culture: A Reader (Suny Series in Asian Studies Development) Hume, Nancy G. 1995
Inner Vision: An Exploration of Art and the Brain Zeki, Semir 2000
In/Different Spaces: Place and Memory in Visual Culture Burgin, Victor 1996
In Praise of Shadows Tanizaki, Junichiro 1977
Handbook of Inaesthetics (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics) Badiou, Alain 2004
Gilles Deleuze: Vitalism and Multiplicity (Modern European Thinkers) Marks, John 1998
From Shakespeare to Existentialism Kaufmann, Walter A. 1980
Essays In Existentialism Sartre, Jean-Paul 2000
Emotion and the Arts Hjort, Mette 1997
Creators on Creating (New Consciousness Reader) Barron, Frank 1997
Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanists Hogan, Patrick Colm 2003
But Is It Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory Freeland, Cynthia 2002
Beauty: The Invisible Embrace O’donohue, John 2005
Atomism and Its Critics: From Democritus to Newton Pyle, Andrew 1995
Art In Its Time: Theories and Practices of Modern Aesthetics Mattick, Paul 2003
Art and Imagination: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind Scruton, Roger 1982
Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art Volume I Hegel, G. W. F. 1998
Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology (Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984, Vol. 2) Foucault, Michel 1999
Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts) Levinson, Jerrold 2001
A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (Oxford World’s Classics) Burke, Edmund 1998
A Philosophy of Mass Art Carroll, Noël 1998
What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand Torres, Louis 2000
Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences Fisher, Philip 2003
Waste-Site Stories: The Recycling of Memory Neville, Brian 2002
Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Power (Modern German Culture and Literature) Koepnick, Lutz 1999
Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers Koren, Leonard 2008
Uncontrollable Beauty: Toward a New Aesthetics Beckley, Bill 2001
Truth and Method (Continuum Impacts) Gadamer, Hans-Georg 2004
Theory and Philosophy of Art: Style, Artist, and Society (Selected Papers/Meyer Schapiro, 4) Schapiro, Meyer 1998
Theories of Art Today Carroll, Noel 2000
The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty Cole, K. C. 1999
The Theory of Beauty in the Classical Aesthetics of Japan Izutsu, T. 2011
The Roots of Romanticism Berlin, Isaiah 2001
The Principles of Art (Galaxy Books) Collingwood, Robin George 1958
The Origin of Perspective Damisch, Hubert 1995
On Beauty and Being Just. Scarry, Elaine 2001
On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry Gass, William H. 1991
Paradise Wild: Reimagining American Nature Oates, David 2003
Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon (Berkeley Tanner Lectures) Kermode, Sir Frank 2006
Physics and Whitehead: Quantum, Process, and Experience (Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought) Eastman, Timothy E. 2009
Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey Gumbrecht, Hans 2003
Recreative Minds: Imagination in Philosophy and Psychology Currie, Gregory 2003
Six Names of Beauty Sartwell, Crispin 2006
Sticky Sublime Beckley, Bill 2001
Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts; or, Practical Aesthetics (Texts & Documents) Semper, Gottfried 2004
Sustaining Loss: Art and Mournful Life Horowitz, Gregg 2002
The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art (The Paul Carus Lectures Series 21) Danto, Arthur C. 2003
Taste and the Household: The Domestic Aesthetic and Moral Reasoning McCracken, Janet 2001
The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics (Blackwell Philosophy Guides) Kivy, Peter 2004
The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner Nietzsche, Friedrich 1967
The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy Cavell, Stanley 1999
The Continental Aesthetics Reader Cazeaux, Clive 2000
The Invention of Dionysus Porter, James 2000
The Ideology of the Aesthetic Eagleton, Terry 1991
The German Aesthetic Tradition Hammermeister, Kai 2002
The Future of Art: An Aesthetic of the New and the Sublime (Suny Series in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art) Goldsmith, Marcella Tarozzi 1999
The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art Buskirk, Martha 2005
The Evidential Power of Beauty: Science and Theology Meet Dubay, Thomas 1999
The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration Hirsch, Edward 2003
Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture Saatchi Gallery 2003

About Marais

Anja Marais is an artist with interdisciplinary projects consisting of sculpture, photography, installation and film that present the idea of the perpetual outlander. For more information visit
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