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Aesthetic Theory
2019
English edition
Diaphanes
There is no theory that is not aesthetic (collective publication edited by Dieter Mersch, Sylvia Sasse and Sandro Zanetti).
Elena Vogman - Dance of Values
2019
English edition
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Researcher Elena Vogman examines the unpublished archival material relating to the film adaptation of Karl Marx's Capital by Sergei Eisenstein. The analysis of these materials reveals the clear and ambitious idea that animated the Soviet filmmaker for this aborted project: to build a visual theorization of value.
Dorota Sajewska - Necroperformance
2019
English edition
Diaphanes
Dorata Sajewska proposes an innovative perspective for looking back at the formative process of Polish modernity, delving into repressed areas of experience connected with World War I and the ensuing emancipatory movements.
Emmanuel Levinas - On Obliteration
2019
English edition
Diaphanes
One of Levinas' rare statements focusing on the fine arts.
Natura
2018
English edition
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Interdisciplinary study gathering critical essays and visual contributions attempting to rethink environmental aesthetics beyond the idea of landscape.
Nikolai Evreinov
2017
English edition
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A collective study on the theatrical reenactment of the storming of the Winter Palace by Soviet dramatist Nikolai Evreinov, on the occasion of the October Revolution's third anniversary. This staging of the beginning of the revolution, performed by 10.000 people, is documented thanks to an ensemble of texts, photographs, and drawings.
Tom McCarthy - Recessional
2016
English edition
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British novelist Tom McCarthy questions the specific obsession with time in modern and contemporary literature, examining the works of Thomas Pynchon, J. G. Ballard, Maurice Blanchot, Thomas Mann, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, and William Faulkner. The essay is followed by a conversation with the author in which he discusses his own practice of writing.
Dieter Mersch - Epistemologies of Aesthetics
2015
English edition
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A pioneering study in which professor of media theory Dieter Mersch paves the way for a methodology of aesthetics that would move beyond the “linguistic turn” to create a new scientific discourse that would create a better conceptual understanding of art-based research.
Georges Didi-Huberman - The Cube and the Face
2015
English edition
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Renowned French art historian and philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman conducts a careful analysis of Cube—Giacometti's only abstract sculptural work.


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