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The philosophy of art /

by Davies, Stephen [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Foundations of the philosophy of the arts: Description: x, 239 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781405120227 (hbk.); 9781405120234 (pbk.); 1405120223 (hbk.); 1405120231 (pbk.).Report number: 2005010994Subject(s): Art -- Philosophy | Aesthetics
Contents:
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.
Review: "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.
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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.

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