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Aesthetics : the big questions /

Contributor(s): Series: Philosophy, the big questionsPublication details: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.Description: xi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 0631205934
  • 9780631205937
  • 0631205942
  • 9780631205944
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Contents:
What is Art? -- Experience and Appreciation: How Do We Encounter Art? -- Aesthetic Evaluation: Who Decides? -- Can We Learn from Art? -- Tragedy, Sublimity, Horror: Why Do We Enjoy Painful Experiences in Art? -- Where is the Artist in the Work of Art?.
Review: "Philosophers have considered questions raised by the nature of art, of beauty, and critical appreciation since ancient times, and the discipline of aesthetics has a long tradition that stretches from Plato to the present. Aesthetics has also been the subject of a number of theoretical challenges that investigate the conceptual frameworks customarily assumed by theories of art. This collection of essays assembles classic and contemporary texts to present the tradition of aesthetic theory and the kinds of questions and challenges that it confronts today, both from other cultural traditions and from theoretical movements such as feminism and postmodernism."--Jacket.
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Book Book Whitecliffe Library General Shelves General BH 39 AES (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 0006698

Includes bibliographical references and index.

What is Art? -- Experience and Appreciation: How Do We Encounter Art? -- Aesthetic Evaluation: Who Decides? -- Can We Learn from Art? -- Tragedy, Sublimity, Horror: Why Do We Enjoy Painful Experiences in Art? -- Where is the Artist in the Work of Art?.

"Philosophers have considered questions raised by the nature of art, of beauty, and critical appreciation since ancient times, and the discipline of aesthetics has a long tradition that stretches from Plato to the present. Aesthetics has also been the subject of a number of theoretical challenges that investigate the conceptual frameworks customarily assumed by theories of art. This collection of essays assembles classic and contemporary texts to present the tradition of aesthetic theory and the kinds of questions and challenges that it confronts today, both from other cultural traditions and from theoretical movements such as feminism and postmodernism."--Jacket.

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