The Philosophy of Art / Edition 1

The Philosophy of Art / Edition 1

by Stephen Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405120223

ISBN-13: 9781405120227

Pub. Date: 02/20/2006

Publisher: Wiley

In this engaging text, Stephen Davies provides an incisive account of the core subjects and questions in contemporary philosophy of art. Topics include the interpretation of art; the relation between art, culture, and our evolutionary heritage; the expression and arousal of emotion through art; the challenges posed by varieties of art over time and across cultures;…  See more details below

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In this engaging text, Stephen Davies provides an incisive account of the core subjects and questions in contemporary philosophy of art. Topics include the interpretation of art; the relation between art, culture, and our evolutionary heritage; the expression and arousal of emotion through art; the challenges posed by varieties of art over time and across cultures; and provocative puzzles about the value of art.

Featuring full-color illustrations, vibrant examples, and questions for further reflection, The Philosophy of Art offers thoughtful and provocative discussion for anyone interested in the nature and appreciation of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405120227
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/20/2006
Series:
Foundations of the Philosophy of the Arts Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1Evolution and culture1
2Defining art26
3Aesthetics and the philosophy of art52
4Varieties of art81
5Interpretation109
6Expression and emotional responses135
7Pictorial representation and the visual arts167
8The value of art199

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