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    Aesthetics and Music (Continuum Aesthetics) (Paperback) By (author) Andy Hamilton

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    DescriptionThe Continuum Aesthetics Series looks at the aesthetic questions and issues raised by all major art forms. Stimulating, engaging and accessible, the series offers food for thought not only for students of aesthetics, but also for anyone with an interest in philosophy and the arts. Aesthetics and Music is a fresh and often provocative exploration of the key concepts and arguments in musical aesthetics. It draws on the rich heritage of the subject, while proposing distinctive new ways of thinking about music as an art form. The book looks at: The experience of listening Rhythm and musical movement What modernism has meant for musical aesthetics The relation of music to other 'sound arts' Improvisation and composition as well as more traditional issues in musical aesthetics such as absolute versus programme music and the question of musical formalism. Thinkers discussed range from Pythagoras and Plato to Kant, Nietzsche and Adorno. Areas of music covered include classical, popular and traditional music, and jazz. Aesthetics and Music makes an eloquent case for a humanistic, democratic and genuinely aesthetic conception of music and musical understanding. Anyone interested in what contemporary philosophy has to say about music as an art form will find this thought-provoking and highly enjoyable book required reading.


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    Title
    Aesthetics and Music
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andy Hamilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 258
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826485199
    ISBN 10: 0826485197
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AVA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC22: 781.1/7, 781.17
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: HPN
    DC22: 111.85
    LC classification: ML3845 .H26 2007
    Thema V1.0: AVA, QDTN
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    29 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Andrew Hamilton is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Durham, UK.
    Review quote
    'Hamilton's is a distinctive philosophical voice, and Aesthetics and Music is a lively and stimulating contribution to a number of important debates.' - British Journal of Aesthetics
    Table of contents
    1. Aesthetics and music in ancient Greece; 2. The concept of music; 3. The aesthetic of form, the aesthetic of expression, and "Absolute Music": Aesthetics of music in the late 18th and 19th centuries 4. The sound of music; 5. Rhythm and time; 6. Adorno and modernism: Music as autonomous and "social fact" 7. Improvisation and composition.