Introduction to Aesthetics

ISBN-10: 1557867313

ISBN-13: 9781557867315

Edition: 1997

Authors: Dabney Townsend
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Description: Beginning with definitions of aesthetic questions and language, Townsend then goes on to examine relations between artist, work of art and audience. This introduction includes illustrative examples to motivate and reinforce theoretical discussion.

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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.46" wide x 8.98" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
Language About Art and Aesthetics
Getting Started
Aesthetic Predicates
Criticism and Value Terms
The Problem of Definition
Aesthetic Analysis and Its Objects
Formal Analysis
Aesthetic Objects
The Artist and the Work of Art
The Artist's Intentions
Inspiration
Creativity and Originality
Breaking the Connection Between Artist and Art
The Audience and the Work of Art
Attitudes of the Audience
Critics and Criticism
Institutions and the Role of the Audience
The Artist and the Audience
The Aesthetics of Reception
Mythpoesis: Myth and Ritual
Institutional and Post-Institutional Aesthetics
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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