Song, Songs, and Singing

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-25
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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The Aesthetics of Architecture contains a diverse set of essays in philosophy of architecture. This illustrated collection features discussions of philosophical issues generated by some of the great gems of professional architecture but also those raised by vernacular architecture. By some of the top philosophers in the field of aesthetics as well as those in the architectural profession, essays in this book related architecture to other artforms such as photography. literature and painting. relates architecture to other artforms such as photography, literature and painting. contains essays by some of the world's top philosophers works with a diversity of architectural concepts and issues,its philosophical discussions are generated by professionally designed architectural projects as well as vernacular ones extends the bounds of architectural issues presently discussed by philosophers.

Table of Contents

1. Editors’ Introduction:  Making a Space for Song

2. David Davies, “The Dialogue Between Words and Music in the Composition and Comprehension of Song”

3. Theodore Gracyk, “Meanings of Songs and Meanings of Song Performances”

4. Jerrold Levinson, “Jazz Vocal Interpretation: A Philosophical Analysis”

5. Justin London, “Ephemeral Media, Ephemeral Works, and Sonny Boy Williamson’s ‘Little Village’”

6. Michael Rings, “Doing It Their Way: Rock Covers, Genre, and Appreciation”

7. Franklin Bruno, “A Case for Song:  Against an (Exclusively) Recording-Centered Ontology of Rock”

8. Peter Kivy, “Realistic Song in the Movies”

9. Nina Penner, “Opera Singing and Fictional Truth”

10. Lee B. Brown, “Armstrong, Crosby, Dylan, Flavor Flav:  Can American Popular Vocal Music Escape the Legacy of Blackface Minstrelsy?”

11. David Goldblatt, “Nonsense in Public Places: Songs of Black Vocal Rhythm and Blues or Doo Wop”

12. John Carvalho, “ ‘Strange Fruit’:  Music Between Violence and Death”

13. Aaron Smuts,  “‘Dreaming of the People I've Dismantled’: The Ethics of Singing Along”

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