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Art As Performance

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ISBN-10: 1405116676

ISBN-13: 9781405116671

Edition: 2003

Authors: Dave Davies

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In this richly argued and engaging book, David Davies elaborates and defends a broad conceptual framework for thinking about the arts that reveals important continuities and discontinuities between traditional and modern art, and between different artistic disciplines.
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Book details

List price: $57.25
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.13" long x 0.86" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Dave Davies holds degrees in English, Education and Linguistics from the Universities of London and Cambridge. He has taught English and trained teachers in twelve countries, and is the author of ten books on Applied Linguistics.

Preface
Introduction
Challenges to Aesthetic Empiricism
Methodological Interlude: The "Pragmatic Constraint" on the Ontology of Art
Aesthetic Empiricism and the Philosophy of Art
Aesthetic Empiricism
Indirect Arguments Against Aesthetic Empiricism
Direct Arguments Against Aesthetic Empiricism
Drawing Ontological Conclusions from the Counter-Empiricist Arguments
The Fine Structure of the Focus of Appreciation
The Structure of the Focus of Appreciation
Performance and Appreciation
Ontology After Empiricism
The Artwork as Performance: An Argument from Artistic Intentions
Overview
The Bearing of Provenance on Work and Focus
Artistic Intentions and the Ontology of Art
Conclusions
Provenance, Modality, and the Identity of the Artwork
Preliminaries
The Work-Relativity of Modality
A Strategy for Accommodating the Work-Relativity of Modality
Appendix: A Defense of the "Modality Principle"
Artwork, Action, and Performance
The "Action-Type Hypothesis"
Assessing the ATH
Currie and his Critics
Art as Performance
Elaborating the Performance Theory
Structure and Focus
Heuristics and the Individuation of Artworks
Work-Constitution and Modality on the Performance Theory
Performances, Actions, and Doings
Revisionism and Modernism Revisited
Revisionism Revisited
Performance and the Challenge of the Modern
More on Forgeries
Performance as Art
Performance as Art
Performed Works and Work-Performances
Work-Performances and Performance-Works
Performance-Works and Improvisation
Defining "Art" as Performance, and the Values of Art
Notes Toward a Definition of "Art"
The Values of Art
Conclusions: The Case Against Contextualism
References
Index