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Philosophies of Art and Beauty Introducing Aesthetics

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ISBN-10: 0748611916

ISBN-13: 9780748611911

Edition: 2000

Authors: Hugh Bredin, Liberato Santoro-Brienza

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As a historical and systematic survey of philosophies of the arts, this book provides descriptive analyses of the most significant and influential art forms which help to define European culture, past and present: literature, drama, music, architecture, sculpture and painting. They are considered in relation to theories of art, aesthetic theories and poetics, which have emerged from the human need to reflect upon the arts in order to discover their nature, value and social and cultural roles. Philosophies of Art and Beauty offers a history of European philosophical systems and aesthetic and poetic theories together with explanatory descriptions of the major Western arts, both in their…    
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Hugh Bredin is senior lecturer in scholastic philosophy at Queen's University, Belfast.Liberato Santoro-Brienza is senior statutory lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, University College, Dublin.

Preface
Foreword
Introduction and Definitions
From Altamira to Athens: The Ancient World
From Byzantium to Chartres: The Middle Ages
From the Renaissance to Idealism: The Modern Era
From Hegel to Semiotics: Art and Crisis
The Arts
The Art of Literature
The Dramatic Arts
Music
The Visual and Plastic Arts
Bibliography
Index