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The Philosophy of the Visual Arts

The Philosophy of the Visual Arts
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195059755
ISBN 10: 195059751
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1992-04-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
List Price: $99.95

Most instructors who teach introductory courses in aesthetics or the philosophy of arts use the visual arts as their implicit reference for "art" in general, yet until now there has been no aesthetics anthology specifically orientated to the visual arts. This text stresses conceptual and theoretical issues, first examining the very notion of "the visual arts" and then investigating philosophical questions raised by various forms, from painting, the paradigmatic form, to sculpture, photography, film, dance, kitsch, and other forms on the borders of the visual arts. The selections represent both classical and contemporary views and include sections by artists, art historians, and critics as well as philosophers. A singularly important text for courses in the philosophy of arts or aesthetics, this anthology is designed to enrich the philosophical and critical examination of our beliefs about the visual arts.