Philosophy of the Performing Arts

Philosophy of the Performing Arts

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by David Davies
     
 

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This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts.

  • Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge
  • Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking

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Overview

This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts.

  • Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge
  • Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts

  • Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts

  • Explores ways in which the ‘classical paradigm’ might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance

  • Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of ‘performance art’

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This is a remarkable and remarkably useful book, and for much the same reason … The other result is that professionals in the philosophy of art will have to rise to the challenge. Davies has set the bar very high.”  (Oxford Journals Clippings, 4 May 2012)

"Philosophy of the Performing Arts is a careful and detailed study in analytic philosophical aesthetics ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through professional/practitioners." (Choice, 1 January 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444343441
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/23/2011
Series:
Foundations of the Philosophy of the Arts , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
333 KB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"David Davies' Philosophy of the Performing Arts is a long-awaited book. For not since Paul Thom's For an Audience has a book in the Anglo-American philosophical tradition focused so clearly, exclusively, informatively and fairly on all of the performing arts. I will use David Davies' The Performing Arts in my classes."
James Hamilton, Kansas State University, author of The Art of Theater

"In this outstanding philosophical study, David Davies subjects the different, conflicting literatures characterizing works, performances, and their relationships to critical review en route to developing his own integrated theory. Covering classical music to jazz, Shakespeare to Brecht, dance to performance art, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the performing arts."
Stephen Davies, University of Auckland, author of The Philosophy of Art

Meet the Author

David Davies is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. He is the author of Art as Performance (Blackwell, 2004), Aesthetics and Literature (2007), and the editor of The Thin Red Line (2008). He has published widely in the philosophy of art on topics relating to the nature of art, artistic value, literature, film, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

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