Davies, Stephen, 1950-,

The philosophy of art / Stephen Davies. - x, 239 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm. - Foundations of the philosophy of the arts . - Foundations of the philosophy of the arts .

Includes index.

Evolution and culture -- Defining art -- Aesthetics and the philosophy of art -- Varieties of art -- Interpretation -- Expression and emotional responses -- Pictorial representation and the visual arts -- The value of art -- Index.

"In this text, Stephen Davies provides an incisive account of the core subjects and questions in contemporary philosophy of art. Topics include the interpretation of art: the relation between art, culture, and our evolutionary heritage; the expression and arousal of emotion through art; the challenges posed by varieties of art over time and across cultures; and provocative puzzles about the value of art." "Featuring full-color illustrations, examples, and questions for further reflection, The Philosophy of Art offers thoughtful discussion for anyone interested in the nature and appreciation of art."--BOOK JACKET.

9781405120227 (hbk.) 9781405120234 (pbk.) 1405120223 (hbk.) 1405120231 (pbk.)

9781405120227 (hbk. : alk. paper) 9781405120234 (pbk. : alk. paper)


GBA559141 bnb

013250960 Uk


N66 / .D32 2006