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Explanation and Value in the Arts

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ISBN-10: 0521419263

ISBN-13: 9780521419260

Edition: 1993

Authors: Salim Kemal, Ivan Gaskell

List price: $115.99
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Explanation and Value in the Arts offers penetrating studies by art historians, literary theorists and philosophers, of issues central to explaining works of literature and painting. The first chapters look at the sources of interest in the fine arts and point to the intimate relation between aesthetic and other values. The following contributions develop the interaction between value and explanation by examining the construction of value in the study of the arts, including considerations of the nature of creativity and the principles for the explanations of works. A final section takes up questions of the role of ideology and the determining role of power.
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Book details

List price: $115.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/15/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of contributors
Editors' acknowledgments
Interests, values, and explanations
Fiction and reality in painting
Franz Kafka: the necessity for a philosophical interpretation of his work
On relocating ethical criticism
Explanation and value: what makes the visual arts so different, so appealing?
Is art history?
Objectivity and valuation in contemporary art history
Fullness and parsimony: notes on creativity in the arts
Principles of a sociology of cultural works
Althusser and ideological criticism of the arts
Film, rhetoric, and ideology