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Meanings of Art

Meanings of Art Author Jason Holt
ISBN-10 192776338X
Release 2015-10-30
Pages 208
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The perspective unfolded and defended here is a philosophical theory of art grounded in particular understandings of the creative process, aesthetic experience, and interpretive practice. The thematic link among all of these is the concept of meaning: what it means to make art, how the meanings we attach to artworks in interpretation shape our appreciation, the nature and value of aesthetic experience, and ultimately the definition of art itself. On this view, creating art is an expressive process that, as such, may be left incomplete. Aesthetic experience is understood as a special kind of resolution of conflict between the intellect and the emotions, one resonant with a very old tradition in aesthetics as well as cutting-edge neuroaesthetics. It is because of the deep human need for such experience that this book champions the interpretive openness of artworks and pluralism when it comes to interpretive and critical practice.

Essays in Aesthetics

Essays in Aesthetics Author Jean-Paul Sartre
ISBN-10 9781453228562
Release 2012-01-17
Pages 146
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Renowned French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre references artists such as Tintoretto, Calder, Lapoujade, Titian, Raphael, and Michaelangelo in discussing how great art of the past relates to the challenges of his eraEssays in Aesthetics is a provocative collection that considers the nature of art and its meaning. Sartre considers the artist’s “function,” and the relation of art and the artist to the human condition. Sartre integrates his deep concern for the sensibilities of the artist with a fascinating analysis of the techniques of the artist as creator. The result is a vibrant manifesto of existentialist aesthetics. By looking at existentialism through the lens of great art, Essays in Aesthetics is just as valuable a read to the artist as it is to the philosopher.

Knowing Art

Knowing Art Author Matthew Kieran
ISBN-10 9781402052651
Release 2007-10-20
Pages 167
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Artworks potentially convey two kinds of knowledge: knowledge of art itself as well as general empirical knowledge, especially knowledge of human psychology. This book collects ten essays written by leading philosophers who distill and build upon recent work at the intersection of aesthetics and epistemology. The volume also explores the challenges that art poses for theories of knowledge as well as the challenges that artistic knowledge poses to traditional views about art.

Contemplating Art

Contemplating Art Author Jerrold Levinson
ISBN-10 9780191525636
Release 2006-10-05
Pages 432
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Contemplating Art is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. The book contains twenty-four essays and is divided into seven parts. The first is about issues relating to art in general, not specific to one art form. The second and longest part of the book is about philosophical problems specific to music. The third part focuses on pictorial art, and the fourth on interpretation, in particular the interpretation of literature and literary language. In the remaining parts of the book Levinson discusses aesthetic properties, issues in historical aesthetics, humour, and intrinsic value. These lively essays, rigorous but accessible, will appeal not only to philosophers but also to musicologists, literary theorists, art critics, and reflective lovers of the arts.

Embodied Meanings

Embodied Meanings Author Arthur Coleman Danto
ISBN-10 0374524580
Release 1995-09-30
Pages 144
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Embodied Meanings has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Embodied Meanings also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Embodied Meanings book for free.

The Creation of Art

The Creation of Art Author Berys Gaut
ISBN-10 0521812348
Release 2003-03-17
Pages 295
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A collection of essays on creativity by a distinguished roster of philosophers of art.

Aesthetics beyond the Arts

Aesthetics beyond the Arts Author Arnold Berleant
ISBN-10 9781317184843
Release 2016-03-23
Pages 234
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Taking the view that aesthetics is a study grounded in perception, the essays in this volume exhibit many sides of the perceptual complex that is the aesthetic field and develop them in different ways. They reinvigorate our understanding of such arts as music and architecture; they range across the natural landscape to the urban one; they reassess the place of beauty in the modern environment and reassess the significance of the contributions to aesthetic theory of Kant and Dewey; and they broach the kinds of meanings and larger understanding that aesthetic engagement with the human environment can offer. Written over the past decade, these original and innovative essays lead to a fresh encounter with the possibilities of aesthetic experience, one which has constantly evolved, moving in recent years in the direction of what Berleant terms 'social aesthetics', which enhances human-environmental integration and sociality.

A History of Six Ideas

A History of Six Ideas Author W. Tatarkiewicz
ISBN-10 9789400988057
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 400
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The history of aesthetics, like the histories of other sciences, may be treated in a two-fold manner: as the history of the men who created the field of study, or as the history of the questions that have been raised and resolved in the course of its pursuit. The earlier History of Aesthetics (3 volumes, 1960-68, English-language edition 1970-74) by the author of the present book was a history of men, of writers and artists who in centuries past have spoken up concerning beauty and art, form and crea tivity. The present book returns to the same subject, but treats it in a different way: as the history of aesthetic questions, concepts, theories. The matter of the two books, the previous and the present, is in part the same; but only in part: for the earlier book ended with the 17th century, while the present one brings the subject up to our own times. And from the 18th century to the 20th much happened in aesthetics; it was only in that period that aesthetics achieved recognition as a separate science, received a name of its own, and produced theories that early scholars and artists had never dreamed of.

The Beauty that Saves

The Beauty that Saves Author Eric O. Springsted
ISBN-10 0865545006
Release 1996
Pages 229
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The Beauty That Saves, a collection of essays by many of the most prominent American and European scholars on Weil, begins with a foreword by well-known writer Vladimir Volkoff who discusses, in a very moving manner, "What Simone Weil Means to Me." An introductory essay by Eric O. Springsted highlights the general character of Weil's thought and introduces the specific problematic of this collection. The first section addresses the subject of Weil on language. A key to understanding Weil's aesthetic is grasping how she understood language and its various usages. From within that understanding is contained a point d'appui of her philosophical thought as a whole. Her universe of meaning, its hierarchies, its subjection to necessity, its mystical intimacies, is not something she simply wrote about, it is contained in the way she wrote. With Weil's language established, the second section deals with Weil's explicit reflections on aesthetics, including essays on her sacramental imagery, morality and literature, music, and her classical reading of tragedy. As these essays point out, her aesthetic demands a moral and religious reading of the universe. The third section presents a number of specific Weilan readings of art, where what has been discussed in previous essays receives concrete application and illustration through essays on Weil and Wallace Stevens, music, and Georges Bernanos.

Art as Experience

Art as Experience Author John Dewey
ISBN-10 0399531971
Release 2005
Pages 371
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Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.

Music Art and Metaphysics

Music  Art  and Metaphysics Author Jerrold Levinson
ISBN-10 9780199596638
Release 2011-02-24
Pages 419
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Previous ed.: Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1990.

Tolstoy What is Art Wherein is Truth in Art Essays on Aesthetics and Literature

Tolstoy  What is Art    Wherein is Truth in Art  Essays on Aesthetics and Literature Author Leo Tolstoy
ISBN-10 9788075833143
Release 2017-06-21
Pages 474
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents Introduction: Leo Tolstoy - Biography What is Art? Wherein Is Truth In Art? On the Significance of Science and Art Shakespeare and the Drama The Works of Guy De Maupassant A. Stockham'sTokology Amiel's Diary S. T. Seménov's Peasant Stories Stop and Think! Criticisms on Tolstoy: "Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky" by Maurice Baring My Literary Passions: "Tolstoy" by William Dean Howells Essays on Russian Novelists: "Tolstoi" by William Lyon Phelps "Tolstoy the Artist" and "Tolstoy the Preacher" by Ivan Panin "Tolstoy and the Cult of Simplicity" by G. K. Chesterton The Critical Game: "Tolstoy" by John Macy "Count Tolstoi and the Public Censor" by Isabel Hapgood Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) which are often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.

Aesthetics and Ethics

Aesthetics and Ethics Author Jerrold Levinson
ISBN-10 0521788056
Release 2001-03-12
Pages 328
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This major collection of essays examines issues surrounding aesthetics and ethics.

Re thinking Aesthetics

Re thinking Aesthetics Author Arnold Berleant
ISBN-10 9781351903707
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 200
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The essays, collected by Berleant in this volume all express the impulse to reject the received wisdom of modern aesthetics: that art demands a mode of experience sharply different from others and unique to the aesthetic situation, and that the identity of the aesthetic lies in keeping it distinct from other kinds of human experience, such as the moral, the practical, and the social. Berleant shows, on the contrary, that the value, the insight, the force of art and the aesthetic are all enhanced and enlarged by recognizing their social and human role, and that this recognition contributes both to the significance of art and to its humanizing influence on what we like to call civilization.

What Is Art and Essays on Art

What Is Art and Essays on Art Author Tolstoy
ISBN-10 1443723908
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 360
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Four Essays on Aesthetics

Four Essays on Aesthetics Author Zehou Li
ISBN-10 0739113208
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 205
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Available for the first time in English, Li Zehou's philosophical aesthetics interpret the historical origins and evolution of aesthetic experience and their significance to the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of human beings. Although LI's ideas have been debated in China for more than two decades, his conversations with Jane Cauvel will now allow Western students and philosophers to re-encounter Chinese and Western conceptions of aesthetics, and the way art shapes indiciduals, societies, technology, and the future of humankind.

Beyond Aesthetics

Beyond Aesthetics Author Noël Carroll
ISBN-10 0521786568
Release 2001-04-30
Pages 450
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Claims authorial intention, art history, and morality play a role in our encounter with art works.