Dennis Dutton's TED Talk on Aesthetics
"What is Beauty?"
Susan Sontag "Against Interpretation" and guiding questions
Leo Tolstoy READING & QUESTIONS
Brainpickings post on Tolstoy and infectiousness
Aesthtics Theorists Assignment
John Berger "Ways of Seeing"
Eli Siegel "Self and World"
Link to Marc Quinn's website with his series Self
About Duchamp and his work, Fountain
Warhol & Pop Art
Link to the website with history of street art (you read sections in class)
Link to the full text of street art academic article : "Transfiguration of the Commonplaces"
Street art PP
Exit Through The Gift Shop NYT Review
Beauty & Society:
PP that has Marxism and Debord terms in it
8-Bit Philosophy video on Marxism
Base & Superstructure in Marxist Culture READING
Backgroud Info on Guy Debord and The Situationists
Guardian article about Debord
Podcast on Society of the Spectacle
Go here to read the full text of Society of the Spectacle
NY Times article quoting Susan Sontag thinking about Debord
PP from day of Marx and Debord
Politics and The Society of the Spectacle
Nancy Etcoff Readings from Survival of the Prettiest: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR
More with Etcoff HERE
Ads from the 1970s for women, made for men and by men
"Who's Afraid of the Female Nude?"
Background Info on Hitch & vocab
The Psychology of Hitchcock
Hitchcock and his leading ladies
"Ambiguity in Vertigo" Reading
Vertigo Study Questions
Review of the film click HERE
Vertigo Activities (daily grade)
Aesthetics Vocab Quiz for Vertigo