bloomsbury-logoAnalytic Aesthetics and Contemporary Art


Published by Bloomsbury Academic


Chief Editors: Tiziana Andina, David Carrier.

Philosophers and cultural historians typically discuss works of art in abstract terms. But the true significance of art for philosophy, and philosophy for art, can only be established through close analysis of specific examples. Art is increasingly being used to introduce and discuss problems in philosophy. And many works of art raise important philosophical issues of their own. But the resources available have been limited. Analytic Aesthetics and Contemporary Art, the first series of its kind, will provide a productive context for that indispensable enterprise.

The series promotes philosophy as a framework for understanding the study of contemporary arts and artists, showcasing researches that exemplifies cutting-edge and socially engaged scholarship, bridging theory and practice, academic rigour and insight of the contemporary world.

Word count: 60,000 to 70,000 words

Illustrations: 15 black and white images and 5 colour images to be supplied as high-resolution electronic files

Editorial Board: Prof. Alessandro Arbo (University of Strasbourg, Fr.), Prof. Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena and Oslo), Leeza Chebotarev (Gagosian Gallery), Prof. Paolo D’Angelo (University of Roma Tre), Prof. Noël Carroll (CUNY), Prof. Diarmuid Costello (University of Warwick), Prof. Maurizio Ferraris (University of Turin), Cynthia Freeland (University of Houston), Prof. Peter Lamarque (University of York), Prof. Jonathan Gilmore (CUNY), Prof. Luca Illetterati (University of Padova), Prof. Gao Jianping (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Birte Kleemann (Michael Werner Gallery), Prof. Joachim Pissarro (CUNY), Prof. Sara Protasi (University of Puget Sound), Prof. Shen-yi Liao (University of Puget Sound), Prof. Ken-Ichi Sasaki (Nihon University), Prof. Elisabeth Schellekens (University of Uppsala), Prof. Vincenzo Trione (IULM, International University of Language and Comunication, Milano).

New book proposals, with the project  discussed and described in reasonable detail, can be submitted to the chief editors: preparing a book proposal.

In preparation:
— David Carrier, Lawrence Carroll: or, the Fate of Abstract Painting in a Post-Historical Art World
— Elisabeth Schellekens and Davide Dal Sasso, Aesthetics, Philosophy and Martin Creed
— Tiziana Andina and Erica Onnis, The Philosophy and Art of Wang Guanguij