Recommended reading

Bruno, Giuliana. Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film. New York: New Left Books, Verso, 2002; paperback, 2007.

Fauconnier, Gilles and Mark Turner. The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities. New York: Basic Books, 2002; paperback, 2003.

Gadamer, Hans Georg. Truth and Method. Revised translation by Joel Weinsheimer and Donald G. Marshall. New York: Seabury Press, 1989.

Lakoff, George. Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1987; paperback, 1990.

Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.
Classic work on the linguistics of metaphor.

Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Challenge to Western Thought. New York: Basic Books, 1999.
This book proposes Embodied Realism and is a follow up to Metaphors We Live By.

Lakoff, George, and Mark Turner. More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1989.

Lakoff, George, Jane Espenson, and Alan Schwartz. Master Metaphor List, 2nd edition. Berkeley: Cognitive Linguistics Group University of California at Berkeley, October, 1991

Kemp, Martin. The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat.New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1990.
Traces the invention and development of the math model known as perspective up to the advent of photography.

Noë, Alva. Action In Perception.Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2004.
Proposes a theory of embodied consciousness and the world as outside memory. Fascinating arguments built on current scientific research.

Ricoeur, Paul. The Rule of Metaphor: Multi-Disciplinary Studies of the Creation of Meaning in Language. Translated by Robert Czerny with Kathleen McLaughlin and John Costello, SJ. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1977.

Sharpe, R. A. Contemporary Aesthetics: A Philosophical Analysis. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983.

Turner, Mark, ed. The Artful Mind: Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.