Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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This reference surveys the breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society - from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. Featuring 600 original articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, it is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts - from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theatre, dance, television, film, and popular culture. Of special interest are in-depth surveys of Western aesthetics and broad coverage of non-Western traditions and theories of art.show more

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  • Hardback | 3004 pages
  • 238.8 x 307.3 x 195.6mm | 7,779.2g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • numerous halftones
  • 0195113071
  • 9780195113075

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This is the first comprehensive reference source available in an area that concerns several academic disciplines ... authoritative and accessible, providing scholars and students, practising artists, and social scientists with an illuminating guide to historical and contemporary scholarship." Library Journal Astonishing variety of proposed themes... The quality of the contributions is... impressively high... The Encyclopedia's coverage of historical topics is especially impressive... the Encyclopedia is a gold mine... one can learn about and confront intriguing opinions concerning... much. Kendall L. Walton, TLS 29/09/00show more

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