Philosophical (aesthetics) & Critical Theories


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Barrett, E. (Ed.). (1992). Sociomedia: Multimedia, hypermedia, and the social construction of knowledge. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
Baudrillard, J. (1981). For a critique of the politcal economy of the sign. St. Louis, MO: Telos Press.
Baudrillard, J. (1991). The precession of simulacra. In B. Wallis (ed.), Art after modernism: Rethinking representation (pp. 253-281). Boston: David R. Godine.
Berleant, A. (1985). Toward a phenomenological aesthetics of environment. In D. Ihde & H. Silverman (Eds.), Descriptions. New York: State University of New York Press.
Bryson (Ed.) (1992) Beyond Recognition: Representation, Power and Culture. Berkeley: U of Cal. Press. pp. 52-87.
Bryson, N., M. A. Holly, and K. Moeg (Eds.) (1991) Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation. London. Harper and Row.
Chalmers, G. (1987). Culturally based versus universally based understanding of art. In D. Blandy & K. G. Congdon (Eds.) Art in a Democracy, (pp. 4-12). New York: Teachers College Press.
Chung-yuan, C. (1963). Creativity and Taoism: A study of Chinese philosophy, art, and poetry. New York: Harper & Row.
Collins, B. R. (Ed.) 12 views of Manet's bar. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Davis, S. (1991). Definitions of art. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
de Lauretis, T. (1984). Alice doesn't: Feminism, semiotics, cinema. Bloomington: Indiana Univeristy Press.
Denizen, N. (1991). Images of postmodern society: Social theory and contemporary cinema. London, Newbury Park, New Delhi: Sage Publications.
Dissanayaake, E. (1988). What is art for? Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.
Dissanayake, E. (1991). What is art for? In K. C. Carroll (Ed.) Keynote Adresses 1991 (NAEA Convention) (pp. 15-26).
Eaton, M. M. (1983). Art and nonart: Reflections on an orange crate and a moose call. Toronto: Associated University Presses.
Emme, M. (1991). Feminist film theory and art education. The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, 11, 68-85.
Feld, S. & Williams, C. (1975). Toward a researchable film language. Studies in the Anthropology of Visual Communication, 2, (1), 25-32.
Freedberg, D. (1989). The power of images: Studies in the history and theory of response. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Feinstein, H. (1984). The metaphoric interpretation of paintings: Effects of the clustering strategy and relaxed attention exercises. Studies in Art Education, 25(2), 77-83.
Gablik, S. (1991) The ecological imperative: A new cultural coding. The Reenchantment of Art, pp. 76-95. New York: Thames and Hudson.
Garber, E. (1991). Criticism as ideology. The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, 11, 50-67.
Garber, E. (1992). Art critics on Frida Kahlo: A comparison of feminist and non-feminist voices. Art Education, 45 (2), 42-48.
Garoian, C. (1993). Linear perspective and montage: Two dominating paradigms in art education. Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, 13, 57-86.
Geertz, C. (1973). Ethos, world view, and the analysis of sacred symbols. In Interpretations of Culture, (pp. 126-141). New York: Basic Books.
Geertz, C. (1983). "From the native's point of view": On the nature of anthropological understanding. In Local Knowledge: Further essays in interpretive anthropology, (pp. 55-72). New York: Basic Books.
Goffman, E. (1974). Frame analysis: An essay on the organisation of experience. New York: Harper & Row. (Reprinted, 1986, Boston: Northeastern University Press)
Gombrich, E. H. (1960). Art and illusion, a study in the psychology of pictorial representation. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press.
Hamblen, K. (1991). Beyond universalism in art criticism. In Blandy, D. & Congdon, K. (Eds.), Pluralistic approaches to art criticism, (pp. 7-14) Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press.
Hamlyn, D. W. (1961). Sensation and perception: A history of the philosophy of perception. New York: Humanities Press.
Hammond, H. (1984). Wrappings: Essays on feminism, art, and the martial arts. New York: TSL Press.
Heider, K. G. (1976). Ethnographic Film. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Hodge, R. & Kress, G. (1988). Social semiotics. Ithaca, New York: Cornell Univeristy Press.
Hicks, L. E. (1992). The construction of meaning: Feminist criticism. Art Education, 45 (2), 23-32.
hooks, b. (1992). Black looks, race, and representation. Boston, MA: South End Press.
Jones, B. J. (1990). Computer graphics: Effects of origin. Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. Digital Image/Digital Cinema: A special edition with the Special Interest Group in Graphics (SIGGRAPH) Association of Computing Machinery (pp. 21-30). New York: Pergamon.
Jones, B. J. (1991b). Cultural implications of integrated media. Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 24(2), 153-158.
LaDuke, B. (1992). Inji Efflatoun art, feminism, and politics in Egypt. Art Education, 45 (2), 33-41.
Langer, C. (1991). Feminist art criticism. Art Journal, 50 (2), 21-28.
Langer, C. (1988). Against the grain: A working gynergenic art criticism. Feminist Art Criticism: An Anthology. New York: Harper Collins.
Langer, S. (1982). Meaning and visual metaphor. Studies in Art Education, 23, 2.
Marchese, F. T. (Ed.), Understanding images: Finding meaning in digital imagery. New York: Springer-Verlag Telos.
Mead, M., & Bateson, G. (1942). Balinese character: A photographic analysis (Special Publications, II). New York: New York Academy of Sciences. (Reissued, 1962)
Mitchell, W. J. T. (1989), Critical Inquiry 15 (Winter) issue on the new art history.
Orenstein, G. F. (1990). Artists as healers: Envisioning life-giving culture. In Reweaving the World. The Emergence of Ecofeminism (pp. 279-287). SF: Sierra Club.
Ormiston, G. L. & A. D. Schrift. (Eds.). (1990). The hermeneutic tradition: From Ast to Ricoeur. New York: State University of New York Press.
Osborne, H. (1970). Aesthetics and art theory. New York: D. P. Dutton.
O'Sullivan, J. (1990). The great American comic strip: One hundred years of cartoon art. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, & Co.
Owens, C. (1992). The allegorical impulse: Toward a theory of Postmodernism. In N. Bryson, M. A. Holly, & K. Moeg (Eds.) (1991) Visual theory: Painting and interpretation. London: Harper and Row.
Owens, C. (1983). The discourse of others: Feminists and postmodernism. In H. Foster (Ed.), The anti-aesthetic: Essays on postmodern culture. Port Townsend: Bay Press.
Pariser, D. (1993). Review of the nature of creativity: Contemporary psychological perspectives, Robert J. Steinberg, ed. Leonardo: Journal of the International society for the Arts, Sciences & Technology, 26 (2), 141-144.
Parker, R. & Pollock, G. (1981). Old mistresses: Women, art, and ideology. New York: Pantheon Books.
Preziosi, D. (Ed.), The art of art history: A critical anthology. New York: Oxford University Press. (esp. for iconography, semiology, deconstruction)
Ricouer, P. (1976). Interpretation theory: Discourse and the surplus of meaning. Fort Worth: The Texas Christian University.
Rose, G. J. (1980). The power of form: A psychoanalytic approach to aesthetic form. NY: International Universities Press.
Smagula, H. (Ed.) (1990). Re-visions: New perspectives of art criticism. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Thomas, T. (1991). Interart analogy: Practice and theory in comparing the arts. Journal of Aesthetic Education. 25, (2), 17-36.
Vlach, J. M. & Bronner, S. J. (Eds.). (1983). Folk art and art worlds. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press.
Wahlman, M. & Scully, J. (1983). Aesthetic principles in Afro-American quilts. In W. Ferris (Ed.), Afro-American folk art and crafts (pp. 101-157). Boston: G. K. Hall.
White, Thomas I. Discovering philosophy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Wolff, J. (1993). The social production of art (2nd ed.). Washington Square, NY: New York University Press.
Wollheim, R. (1991). The core of aesthetics. The Journal of Aesthetic Education, 25, (1), 37-46.
Worth, S. & Adair, J. (1975). Through Navajo eyes: An exploration in film communication and anthropology, (3rd printing). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Wu, K. (1982). Chuang Tzu: World philosopher at play. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Co.
Zavarzadeh, M. (1991). Seeing films politically. Albany: State University of New York Press.