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Art as Experience

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Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.

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Overview

Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399531972
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 272,746
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

John Dewey (1859-1952), philosopher, psychologist, and educator, is widely credited as the most influential thinker on education in the twentieth century. He taught philosophy at University of Michigan, Chicago University, and Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

1 The live creature 1
2 The live creature and "etheral things" 20
3 Having an experience 36
4 The act of expression 60
5 The expressive object 85
6 Substance and form 110
7 The natural history of form 139
8 The organization of energies 168
9 The common substance of the arts 194
10 The varied substance of the arts 222
11 The human contribution 255
12 The challenge to philosophy 283
13 Criticism and perception 310
14 Art and civilization 339
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