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Aesthetics: The Big Questions

Aesthetics: The Big Questions
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780631205944
ISBN 10: 631205942
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1998-11-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 380
List Price: $68.95

Aesthetics has also been the subject of a number of theoretical challenges that investigate the conceptual frameworks customarily assumed by theories of art. Philosophers have considered questions raised by the nature of art, of beauty, and critical appreciation since ancient times, and the discipline of aesthetics has a long tradition that stretches from Plato to the present. This collection of essays assembles classic and contemporary texts to present both the tradition of aesthetic theory and the kinds of questions and challenges that it confronts today, both from other cultural traditions and from theoretical movements such as feminism and postmodernism.