This collection of essays focuses on theories and practices inrelation to the arts around the globe - particularly those thathave been ignored or marginalized by mainstream aesthetics andphilosophy of art, and explains specific ways that the concepts ofthe aesthetic and of the arts might be enriched and enhanced.
- Explores a variety of art forms, including music, architecture,and the visual arts, with numerous specific examples
- Discusses a variety of cultural traditions, including thegamelan in Central Java, gong music of the central Vietnamesehighlands, contemporary Chinese visual arts, Balinese aesthetics,Islamic aesthetics
- Contains clear explanations of key ideas in specificnon-Western art theories and practices
- Argues that the participation in artistic practices and theexperience of art are deeply embedded in one’ s sense ofself, in moral action, and in how one negotiates one’s waythrough the world
About the Author
Susan L. Feagin is Visiting Research Professor of Philosophy at Temple University and the editor of The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. She is the author of Reading with Feeling: The Aesthetics of Appreciation (Cornell, 1996) and co-editor, with Patrick Maynard, of Aesthetics (Oxford, 1997). She writes generally on philosophy of the visual arts, emotions and art, and philosophy of literature.
Table of Contents
I Introduction, Susan L. Feagin .
II The Sounding of theWorld: Aesthetic Reflections onTraditional Gong Music of Vietnam, Philip Alperson, Nguye nChıBen, and to Ngoc Thanh.
III Balinese Aesthetics, Stephen Davies.
IV Aesthetic and Spiritual Correlations in JavaneseGamelan Music, Susan PrattWalton.
V An Alchemy of Emotion: Rasa and AestheticBreakthroughs Kathleen Marie Higgins.
VI Asian Ars Erotica and the Question of SexualAesthetics, Richard Shusterman.
VII Islamic Aesthetics: An AlternativeWay to Knowledge,Jale Nejdet Erzen.
VIII Shikinen Sengu and the Ontology ofArchitecture in Japan, Dominic Mciver Lopes.
IX The Moral Dimension of Japanese Aesthetics, YurikoSaito.
X The Ethics of Confucian Artistry, Eric C.Mullis.
XI Subversive Strategies in Chinese Avant-Garde Art,Mary BittnerWiseman.
XII Embodied Meanings, Isotypes, and Aesthetical Ideas,Arthur C. Danto.
XIII Art and Globalization: Then and Now, NoelCarroll