The first casebook for use in courses in aesthetics, Puzzles about Art provides more than 180 real and hypothetical cases that illustrate important principles and theories in the philosophy of art. With 25 illustrations as well as concrete examples from legal cases, museum experiences, newspaper articles and various media, including painting, sculpture, photography, music, drama, and film, Puzzles about Art helps students understand specific problems in the visual arts.
1. Art and Artworks 2. Beauty, Ugliness, and Aesthetic Experience 3. Meaning and Interpretation 4. Creativity and Fidelity: Performance, Replication, and Reading 5. Art and Other Values 6. Critical Judgment