Aesthetics : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

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This book provides an accessible introduction to aesthetics, especially in relation to literature, and is particularly useful for readers new to literary theory and contemporary philosophy. Anne Sheppard discusses what it is that all works of art have in common - what gives them their value as art - and asks, wisely, whether there can ever be one correct interpretation of a work of art. The scope of the book includes chapters on form, beauty and aesthetic appreciation, and the relationship between art and more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • halftones
  • 0192891642
  • 9780192891648
  • 383,388

About Anne Sheppard

Anne Sheppard is Lecturer in Classics at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of more

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a well-written, accessible introduction to a difficult subject * THES *show more

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