Philosophy of the Arts An Introduction to Aesthetics

ISBN-10: 0415349796
ISBN-13: 9780415349796
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Gordon Graham
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Now in its third edition, (1st edn 1997, 2nd edn 2000)Philosophy of the Artsis distinctive edn. aesthetics textbook because it is structured largely by art-form, with a chapter each on music, poetry, architecture, painting and film - most other books in this area study the subject by theory (art as imitation/expression/significant form/etc.) or by concept (evaluation, interpretation, representation, etc.).

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Art and Pleasure
Hume on taste and tragedy
Collingwood on art as amusement
Mill on higher and lower pleasures
The nature of pleasure
Art and Beauty
Beauty and pleasure
Kant on beauty
The aesthetic attitude and the sublime
Art and the aesthetic
Gadamer and art as play
Art and sport
Summary
Art and Emotion
Tolstoy and everyday expressivism
Aristotle and katharsis
Expression and imagination
Croce and 'intuition'
Collingwood's expressivism
Expression vs expressiveness
Summary
Art and Understanding
Hegel, art and mind
Art, science and knowledge
Aesthetic cognitivism, for and against
Imagination and experience
The objects of imagination
Art and the world
Understanding as a norm
Art and human nature
Summary
Music and Sonic Art
Music and pleasure
Music and emotion
Music as language
Music and representation
Musical vocabulary and musical grammar
Resume
The uniqueness of music
Music and beauty
Music as the exploration of sound
Sonic art and digital technology
Summary
The Visual Arts
What is representation?
Representation and artistic value
Art and the visual
Visual art and the non-visual
Film as art
Montage vs long shot
'Talkies'
The 'auteur' in film
Summary
The Literary Arts
Poetry and prose
The unity of form and content
Figures of speech
Expressive language
Poetic devices
Narrative and fiction
Literature and understanding
Summary
The Performing Arts
Artist, audience and performer
Painting as the paradigm of art
Nietzsche and The Birth of Tragedy
Performance and participation
The art of the actor
Summary
Architecture as an Art
The peculiarities of architecture
Form, function and 'the decorated shed'
Facade, deception and the 'Zeitgeist'
Functionalism
Formalism and 'space'
Resume
Architectural expression
Architecture and understanding
Summary
Modern Art
The break with tradition
Experimental art and the avant-garde
The art of the readymade
Conceptual art
The market in art
Art and leisure
Summary
The Aesthetics of Nature
Objectivism vs subjectivism
Art and interpretation
The artist's intention and the 'intentional fallacy'
The aesthetics of nature
Summary
Theories of Art
Defining art
Art as an institution
Marxism and the sociology of art
Levi-Strauss and structuralism
Derrida, deconstruction and postmodernism
Normative theory of art
Summary
Finding examples
Bibliography

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