Philosophy of Art

ISBN-10: 1405120231
ISBN-13: 9781405120234
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Stephen Davies
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Written with clarity, wit, and rigor, The Philosophy of Art provides an incisive account of the core topics in the field. The first volume in the new Foundations of the Philosophy of the Arts series, designed to provide crisp introductions to the fundamental general questions about art, as well as to questions about the several arts (such as literature, music or painting). Presents a clear and insightful introduction to central topics and on-going debates in the philosophy of art. Eight sections cover a wide spectrum of topics such as the interpretation of art, the relation between art and moral values, and the expression and arousal of emotion through art. Pedagogical features include full-color illustrations, vibrant examples, thought-provoking discussion questions and helpful suggested readings.

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Evolution and Culture
Defining Art
Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
Varieties of Art
Interpretation
Expression and Emotional Responses
Pictorial Representation and the Visual Arts
The Value of Art
Index

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