Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. The journal brings together, in an anthropological perspective, contributions by philosophers, art historians, archaeologists, critics, linguists, architects, artists, and others. Its field of inquiry is open to all cultures, regions, and historical periods. Res also publishes textual and iconographic documents important to the history and theory of the arts.
Volume 51 includes articles by Michael W. Meister, Michele Matteini, Ladislav Kesner, Yukio Lippit, Xavier Urcid, Anna Anquissola, Bissera Pentcheva, Friedrich T. Bach, Daniel Sherer, Noga Arikha, Erika Naginski, Haim Finkelstein, Nuit Banai, Laura Ilea, and Remo Guidieri.