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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.

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.

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics Author Jerrold Levinson
ISBN-10 0199279454
Release 2005-01-27
Pages 821
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'The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics' has assembled 48 brand-new essays, making this a comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field.

Four Essays on Aesthetics

Four Essays on Aesthetics Author Zehou Li
ISBN-10 0739113216
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.

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.

Essays on Aesthetic Genesis

Essays on Aesthetic Genesis Author Charlene Elsby
ISBN-10 9780761867708
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 248
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Essays on Aesthetic Genesis is a collection of essays written on Jeff Mitscherling’s work in realist phenomenology, Aesthetic Genesis: The Origin of Consciousness in the Intentional Being of Nature. The authors explicate, expand, contextualize and apply the concepts of intentional being, the “New Copernican Hypothesis” (a reversal of the fundamental tenet of phenomenology that all consciousness is intentional—intentionality, rather, gives rise to consciousness), the idea of intentional structures in nature, and the foundational concepts of Aesthetic Genesis as they appear in the work of Aristotle, Ingarden and Gadamer amongst others. This book takes as its focus Mitscherling’s comprehensive phenomenological analysis of embodiment, aesthetic experience, the interpretation of texts, moral behavior, and cognition, and exemplifies subsequent work in the field of realist phenomenology being conducted by an international collection of active scholars influenced by Aesthetic Genesis.

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.

Objects and Meaning

Objects and Meaning Author M. Anna Fariello
ISBN-10 0810857014
Release 2005
Pages 235
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Objects and Meaning expands upon a national conversation questioning how various academic disciplines and cultural institutions approach and assign meaning to artist-made objects in postmodern North America. Although most of the discourse since the mid 20th century revolved around the split between art and craft, the contributors to this collection of essays take a broader view, examining the historical, cultural, and theoretical perspectives that defined the parameters of that conversation. Their focus is on issues concerning works that appeared to 'cross over' from mainstream art to an amorphous and pluralistic aesthetic milieu that has yet to be defined.

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.

Essays in Aesthetics

Essays in Aesthetics Author Gärard Genette
ISBN-10 9780803271104
Release 2005
Pages 236
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Over the course of the past forty years, Gärard Genette?s work has profoundly influenced scholars of narratology, poetics, aesthetics, and literary and cultural criticism, and he continues to be one of France?s most influential theorists. The eighteen pieces in Essays in Aesthetics are of international interest because they are concerned either with universal aesthetic problems (the receiver?s relationship to an aesthetic object, abstract art, the role of repetition in aesthetics, genre theory, and the rapport between literature and music) or with specific moments in the work of a well-known writer or artist (such as Stendhal, Proust, Manet, Pissarro, and Canaletto).øEssays in Aesthetics contains a wealth of material related to the appreciation of beauty by one of the subtlest and most original minds working in aesthetics today. Genette knows the fine arts as well as he knows literature and as a result has innovative things to say to readers in that field as well as to philosophers and literary scholars.

Art and the Market

Art and the Market Author Roger Eliot Fry
ISBN-10 0472109022
Release 1999
Pages 222
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A major Bloomsbury figure writes about the art market, and an economist interprets his ideas

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.

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.