Aesthetics in Perspective

Aesthetics in Perspective

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This anthology, appropriate for introductory aesthetics and philosophy of art courses, includes comprehensive coverage of traditional material as well as substantial inclusion of contemporary and non-Western readings. Readings from popular culture entice students into the study of aesthetics and motivate them to learn more. The organization of the text is also student-oriented: chapters pose such questions as What Is Art? and Should We Focus on Form?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 800 pages
  • 193.04 x 238.76 x 38.1mm | 1,338.09g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155014528
  • 9780155014527

Table of contents

Part I: Art and the Nature of Beauty. What Is Beauty and Where Has It Gone? What Is Art? Art, Truth, And Reality. Art as a Vehicle for Aesthetic Experience. Art and Ethics. Art & Our Institutions. Part II: Interpreting and Evaluating Art. Creativity and Inspiration. Should We Focus on Form? Art as Expressing or Arousing Emotion. Intention and Interpretation. Art as the Sign of Its Time and Place. Part III: Challenges to the Tradition. Beyond Traditional Models. Racism and Sexism in the Arts. Popular Culture and Everyday Life. Part IV: Beyond the West. Aesthetics Around the World.
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