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Art and Value
focuses on the questions of history, methods, and nature of art theories, and on the value and evaluation of art. It serves as a valuable primer to aesthetics, as well as a summary and extension of Dickie's contribution to the field.
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"George Dickie's Art and Value is an elegant restatement ofthe virtues of the institutional theory of art and his conceptionof artistic evaluation. This lively and trenchant riposte tocritics will ensure that his work remains much discussed and willprove to be an invaluable resource for students." MatthewKieran, University of Leeds.

"Professor Dickie does an excellent job combining andarticulating the insights accumulated during his long career in thephilosophy of art. Of special significance is his discussion of how'what is art' relates to 'what is good art?" George Bailey, EastCarolina University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631229452
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

George Dickie is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of Aesthetics: An Introduction (1971), Art and the Aesthetic: An Institutional Analysis (1974), The Art Circle (1984), The Century of Taste (1996), and Evaluating Art (1988). He co-edited Aesthetics: A Critical Anthology (1989, second edition), and Introduction to Aesthetics (1997).

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Table of Contents


1. The Historical Background Of The Philosophy Of Art.

2. Methodological Background In The Philosophy Of Art.

3. The Nature Of Art Theories.

4. The History of the Institutional Theory.

5. The Evaluation of Art.

6. Art and Value.

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