Philosophy of the Arts: An Introduction to Aesthetics / Edition 3

Philosophy of the Arts: An Introduction to Aesthetics / Edition 3

by Gordon Graham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415349796

ISBN-13: 9780415349796

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Philosophy of the Arts presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third edition is greatly enhanced by new sections on art and beauty, modern art, Aristotle and katharsis, and Hegel. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with fresh material and extended discussions

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Philosophy of the Arts presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third edition is greatly enhanced by new sections on art and beauty, modern art, Aristotle and katharsis, and Hegel. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with fresh material and extended discussions. As with previous editions, the book:

  • is jargon-free and will appeal to students of music, art history and literature as well as philosophy
  • looks at a wide range of the arts from film, painting and architecture to fiction, music and poetry
  • discusses a range of philosophical theories of thinkers such as Hume, Kant, Gaender, Collingwood, Derrida, Hegel and Croce
  • contains regular summaries and suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415349796
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
625,351
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Art and pleasure3
2Art and beauty14
3Art and emotion31
4Art and understanding52
5Music and sonic art76
6The visual arts103
7The literary arts127
8The performing arts149
9Architecture as an art164
10Modern art183
11The aesthetics of nature200
12Theories of art221

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