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Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth
Scott, A. O.

$23.00 $7.99

Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating ins...


What We See When We Read
Mendelsund, Peter

$22.28 $8.69

A San Francisco Chronicle and Kirkus Best Book of the Year A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading--how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do w...


Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
Heffernan, Virginia

$23.00 $4.39

Since its inception, the Internet has evolved from an engineering experiment into its own full-fledged civilization. It is now among humankind's great masterpieces - a massive work of art. As an idea, it rivals monotheism We all inhabit this fascinating place. But the Internet's deep logic, its c...


Four Huts: Asian Writings on the Simple Life (Shambhala Pocket Library)
Watson, Burton (Translated by)

$14.95 $5.79

The short works collected in Four Huts give voice to one of the most treasured aesthetic and spiritual ideals of Asia--that of a simple life lived in a simple dwelling. The texts were written between the ninth and the seventeenth centuries and convey each author's underlying sense of the world an...


Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth
Scott, A. O.

$36.81 $14.39

The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of a...


Decomposition
Durkin, Andrew

$34.00 $10.09

Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music - from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie - as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, how it is idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to...


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