Aesthetics A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts

ISBN-10: 0134375912

ISBN-13: 9780134375915

Edition: 1997

Authors: David Goldblatt, Lee Brown

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For courses in Aesthetics. Unique in perspective, this collection of nearly 90 readings is designed to introduce students at any level of sophistication to the philosophical problems of aesthetics as they pertain to specific arts e.g., Painting, Photography, Music, Film and Video Art, etc. It reflects the tendency to resist thinking of art as an abstract whole and to acknowledge the diverse character of philosophical thinking about individual arts.
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Book details

List price: $58.67
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/6/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 565
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Introduction
Painting
Against Imitation
Form in Modern Painting
A Formal Analysis
Modernist Painting
American-Type Formalism
W0I>Intentional Visual Interest
The Limits Of Likeness
Reality Remade
Artistic Crimes
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art
Aesthetics and the Work of Art
Mimesis As Make-Believe
The Origin of the Work of Art
The Truth in Painting
Why Are There No Great Women Artists?
Photography
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Why Photography Is Not Art
Transparent Pictures
What''s Special About Photography?
Photographs and Contexts
Film And Video Art
Allegory of the
The Power of Movies
Woman as Image, Man as Bearer of the Look
Audience, Actor, and Star
Space, Time, and Motion in Film
Video: Distinctive Features of the Medium
The Third Dimension: Architecture and Sculpture
, Virtual Space
Ornament and Crime
Towards an Architecture
Architecture as Decorated Shelter
A Discussion of Architecture (with Christopher Norris)
The Dislocation of the Architectural Self
Nolo Contendere
Representation and Expression in Architecture
Nature and Art
Music
The Expression and Arousal of Emotion in Music
A Wealth of Wordless Knowledge
Representation in Music
Sound and Semblance
The Recording Angel
Phonography
Being True to the Work
African Music
On the Concept of Music
Dance
Virtual Powers
What Is Going on in a Dance?
Working and Dancing
Dances of the Secret Society
Literature
What Is Literature?
The Poetic Expression of Emotion
Metaphor
Literature as a Performing Art
The Intention of the Author
Beneath Interpretation
What Is an Author?
Theatre
On Tragedy
The Birth of Tragedy
On Oedipus Rex and Hamlet
Metatheatre
Melodrama
Performance
Popular Arts
The Postmodern Condition
Television and Aesthetics
Simulations
Plato and the Mass Media
Adorno''s Case Against Popular Music
Form and Funk
Why is Rock Music So Noisy?
Can White People Sing the Blues?
Kitsch
Jokes
Mannequins
Ventriloquism
Pornography
Liberty and Its Limits
Appendix
Classic Sources
Of the Standard of Taste
The Sublime
Judgments About the Beautiful
The Philosophy of Fine Art
Art As Experience
Contemporary Sources
Categories Of Art
The Role of Theory in Aesthetics
Art As a Social Institution
The Hysterical Sublime
Can Feminist Art Be Experienced Disinterestedly?
Are Art Museums Racist?
The War On Culture
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