Art and Its Significance: An Anthology of Aesthetic Theory, Third Edition / Edition 3 available in Paperback
This anthology has been significantly expanded for this edition to include a wider range of contemporary issues. The most important addition is a new section on multicultural theory, including important and controversial selections ranging from discussions of art in other cultures to discussions of the appropriation of nonWestern art in Western cultures.
The material from Kant's Critique of Judgment has been expanded to include his writing on aesthetical ideas and the sublime. The selections from Derrida have been updated and considerably expanded for this edition, primarily from The Truth in Painting. One of Derrida's most interesting provocations has also been added, his letter to Peter Eisenman on architecture. In addition, the section on feminist theory now includes a chapter from Irigaray's Speculum of the Other Woman.
The anthology includes the most important writings on the theory of art in the Western tradition, including selections from Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche; the most important philosophical writings of the last hundred years on the theory of art, including selections from Collingwood, Langer, Goodman, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty; contemporary Continental writings on art and interpretation, including selections from Gadamer, Ricoeur, Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault; also writings on the psychology of art by Freud and Jung, from the Frankfurt School by Benjamin, Adorno, and Marcuse, in feminist theory, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. The anthology also includes twentieth-century writings by artists including discussions of futurism, suprematism, and conceptual art.
Stephen David Ross is Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghamton.
About the Author
Stephen David Ross is Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at State University of New York at Binghamton.
Table of Contents
I. Historical Background
Republic II, III, X
Of the Standard of Taste (complete)
Critique of Judgment
G. W. F. Hegel
Philosophy of Fine Art (Introduction)
The Birth of Tragedy
Attempt at a Self-Criticism (complete)
What is Art?
II. Recent Systematic Theories
R. G. Collingwood
Principles of Art
Art as Experience
Feeling and Form
When Is Art? (complete)
Languages of Art
The Origin of the Work of Art
Eye and Mind
Stephen David Ross
A Theory of Art: Inexhaustibility by Contrast
III. Interpretation and Criticism
The Work of Art
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Validity in Interpretation
Truth and Method
The Problem of Double Meaning as Hermeneutic Problem Solving and as Semantic Problem (complete)
The Truth in Painting (Passe-Partout, Parergon, Restitutions)
Letter to Peter Eisenman (complete)
The Order of Things (Preface, Las Meninas)
'Psychical Distance' as a Factor in Art and as an Aesthetic Principle
The Artworld (complete)
Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin
Discourse in the Novel
Psychology and Art: Freud, Jung, Vygotsky
The Relation of the Poet to Day-Dreaming (complete)
Carl Gustav Jung
Psychology and Literature (complete)
The Psychology of Art
Marxism and the Frankfurt School
The Work of Art in the Age of its Technical Reproducibility
Theodor W. Adorno
On the Fetish-Character in Music and the Regression of Listening
The Aesthetic Dimension
What Is Postmodernism?
Nine Principles of a Matriarchal Aesthetic (complete)
Any Theory of the "Subject" Has Always Been Appropriated by the "Masculine" (complete)
The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodernism
V. Y. Mudimbe
The Invention of Africa
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Woman, Native, Other
On Collecting Art and Culture
Tony Fry and Anne-Marie Willis
Aboriginal Art: Symptom or Success?
F. T. Marinetti
Futurist Painting: Technical Manifesto (complete)
Technical Manifesto of Futurist Sculpture (complete)
Concrete Art (complete)
Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art (complete)
Sentences on Conceptual Art (complete)