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Aesthetics : A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts

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2nd
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9780131121447

ISBN10:
0131121448
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

This anthology reverses gives special attention to popular arts as to the so-called fine arts. This book has a huge number of selections. The book divides articles into sections according to specific arts, while also providing sections on classical and contemporary sources regarding the arts in general. As with the first edition, this book also brings together readings in continental and analytic philosophy. It also contains helpful introductions by the editors for each section, as well as a useful general introduction.Readings are separated into the following sections: painting, photography and film, architecture, music, dance, literature, performance, mass and popular art, classic sources, and contemporary sources.An interesting collection of readings for anyone interested in the philosophy behind the works of art that can be viewed in museums, on film, through music, dance, and architecture.

Table of Contents

Special Acknowledgments ix
Special Acknowledgments for the Second Edition xi
General Introduction xiii
PART I PAINTING 1(68)
Against Imitation,
Plato
4(4)
The Limits of Likeness,
Ernst Gombrich
8(5)
Languages of Art,
Nelson Goodman
13(3)
Artistic Crimes,
Denis Dutton
16(4)
Form in Modern Painting,
Clive Bell
20(3)
A Formal Analysis,
Edmund Burke Feldman
23(4)
On Modernist Painting,
Clement Greenberg
27(6)
Intentional Visual Interest,
Michael Baxandall
33(6)
Works of Art and Mere Real Things,
Arthur C. Danto
39(5)
The Origin of the Work of Art,
Martin Heidegger
44(6)
Why Are There No Great Women Artists?
Linda Nochlin
50(7)
The Paradox of Expression,
Garry L. Hagberg
57(6)
Painting and Ethics,
Anne Eaton
63(6)
PART II PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM 69(44)
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,
Walter Benjamin
72(4)
Transparent Pictures,
Kendall L. Walton
76(8)
What's Special about Photography?
Ted Cohen
84(6)
Allegory of the Cave,
Plato
90(3)
The Power of Movies,
Noel Carroll
93(5)
Woman as Image, Man as Bearer of the Look,
Laura Mulvey
98(6)
Audience, Actor, and Star,
Stanley Cavell
104(2)
Beauty and Evil: The Case of Leni Riefenstahl,
Mary Devereaux
106(7)
PART III ARCHITECTURE AND THE THIRD DIMENSION 113(68)
The Problem ofArchitecture,
Roger Scruton
116(6)
Virtual Space,
Suzanne K. Langer
122(4)
Ornament and Crime,
Adolf Loos
126(6)
Towards an Architecture,
Le Corbusier
132(3)
Architecture as Decorated Shelter,
Robert Venturi
135(10)
A Discussion of Architecture (with Christopher Norris),
Jacques Derrida
145(8)
The Dislocation of the Architectural Self
David Goldblatt
153(11)
Nolo Contendere,
Jeffrey Kipnis
164(2)
Nature and Art,
Donald Crawford
166(10)
Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall,
Patricia C. Phillips
176(5)
PART IV MUSIC 181(54)
The Expression and Arousal of Emotion in Music,
Jenefer Robinson
184(9)
A Wealth of Wordless Knowledge,
Diana Raffman
193(3)
Representation in Music,
Roger Scruton
196(5)
Sound and Semblance,
Peter Kivy
201(5)
The Recording Angel,
Evan Eisenberg
206(6)
Phonography,
Lee B. Brown
212(6)
Being True to the Work,
Lydia Goehr
218(7)
African Music,
John Miller Chernoff
225(4)
On the Concept of Music,
Jerrold Levinson
229(6)
PART V DANCE 235(30)
Virtual Powers,
Suzanne K. Langer
237(4)
What Is Going on in a Dance?
Monroe C. Beardsley
241(8)
Working and Dancing,
Noel Carroll and Sally Banes
249(6)
The Dance of Siva,
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
255(10)
PART VI LITERATURE 265(50)
What Is Literature?
Terry Eagleton
267(5)
The Poetic Expression of Emotion,
R.G. Collingwood
272(4)
The Intention of the Author,
Monroe Beardsley
276(6)
What Is an Author?
Michel Foucault
282(7)
Criticism as Retrieval,
Richard Wollheim
289(6)
Beneath Interpretation,
Richard Shusterman
295(6)
How to Eat a Chinese Poem,
Richard Bodman
301(8)
Imagination and Make-Believe,
Gregory Currie
309(6)
PART VII PERFORMANCE 315(38)
Ion,
Plato
317(8)
On Tragedy,
Aristotle
325(2)
The Birth of Tragedy,
Friedrich Nietzsche
327(11)
On Oedipus Rex and Hamlet,
Sigmund Freud
338(3)
Live Performance in a Mediatized Culture,
Philip Auslander
341(5)
Literature as a Performing Art,
J.O. Urmson
346(7)
PART VIII MASS AND POPULAR ART 353(90)
The Postmodern Condition,
Jean-Francois Lyotard
357(5)
Television and Aesthetics,
Umberto Eco
362(5)
Simulations,
Jean Baudrillard
367(3)
Plato and the Mass Media,
Alexander Nehamas
370(8)
Adorno's Case against Popular Music,
Lee B. Brown
378(8)
Form and Funk,
Richard Shusterman
386(7)
Social Consciousness in Dancehall Reggae,
Anita M. Waters
393(7)
Why Is Rock Music So Noisy?
Theodore Gracyk
400(2)
Can White People Sing the Blues?
Joel Rudinow
402(6)
Kitsch,
Robert Solomon
408(5)
Jokes,
Ted Cohen
413(6)
What Are Comics?
Greg Hayman and Henry John Pratt
419(6)
Ventriloquism,
David Goldblatt
425(6)
Pornography,
Joel Feinberg
431(3)
The Real Harm of Pornography,
Catharine A. MacKinnon
434(3)
Defining Mass Art,
Noel Carroll
437(6)
PART IX CLASSIC SOURCES 443(26)
Of the Standard of Taste,
David Hume
445(7)
The Sublime,
Edmund Burke
452(2)
Judgments about the Beautiful,
Immanuel Kant
454(5)
The Philosophy of Fine Art,
G.W.F. Hegel
459(5)
Art as Experience,
John Dewey
464(5)
PART X CONTEMPORARY SOURCES 469(66)
Aesthetic Concepts,
Frank Sibley
472(5)
Categories of Art,
Kendall L. Walton
477(6)
The Role of Theory in Aesthetics,
Morris Weitz
483(7)
Art as a Social Institution,
George Dickie
490(4)
Feminism in Context,
Peg Zeglin Brand
494(8)
A Different Plea for Disinterest,
Theodore Gracyk
502(6)
Are Art Museums Racist?
Maurice Berger
508(6)
The War on Culture,
Carole S. Vance
514(7)
Art and Taxes,
Paul Mattick
521(5)
Aesthetic Appreciation of the Natural Environment,
Allen Carlson
526(9)
Contributors 535


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