A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City
Where now for the secret, the contemplative, the quiet and subterranean in our cities? The question may no longer be what spaces we wish to engage with but when we do.
Dark Matters explores the city at night as a place and time within which escape from the confines of the daytime is possible. More specifically, it is a state of being.
There is a long history of nightwalking, often integral to shady worlds of miscreants, shift workers and transgressors. Yet the night offers much to be enjoyed beyond vice. Night by definition contrasts day, summoning notions of darkness and fear. But another night exists out there.
Liberation and exhilaration in the urban landscape is increasingly rare when so much of our attention and actions are controlled. Rather than consider darkness as negative, opposed to illumination and enlightenment, this book explores the rich potential of the dark for our senses. The question may no longer be about what spaces we wish to engage with but when we do?
A defence of Modernism against its defenders.
An aesthetics of the economy for the twenty-first century.
Examining the recent changes in the labour of an artist and addressing them from the perspective of performance.
A scintillating critical survey of the "cold worlds" of Romantic poetry, black metal, teenage angst and terrorism.
This book proposes a theory of architectural failure; a radical way to approach memory and history in the city.
Can games be art or is all art a kind of game? A philosophical investigation of play and imaginary things.
There is no absolute truth but there is absolutely everything
The book traces the multiple meanings of art to their various sources, and equips the reader to choose between them.
Levinas Unhinged presents philosopher Emmanuel Levinas as a metaphysician racked by the sensuous, and often terrifying, materiality of existence.
In the time of ends, the most dangerous technology of nuclear weapons confronts us with a new philosophy of the future.