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Philosophical Perspectives on Art

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This softcover book is in good condition. There are no internal markings or annotations. The page tops and edges are free from blemishes. The page bottoms have two small dirty marks from being shelved (see photo). The pages have quite obviously been separated. Externally, there is no damage to the book's cover and the spine remains unbroken. The corners, however, are slightly bumped with one corner on the back cover particularly bent (see photo).

'Philosophical Perspectives on Art presents a series of essays devoted to two of the most fundamental topics in the philosophy of art: the distinctive character of artworks and what is involved in understanding them as art. In Part I, Stephen Davies considers a wide range of questions about the nature and definition of art. Can art be defined, and if so, which definitions are the most plausible? Do we make and consume art because there are evolutionary advantages to doing so? Has art completed the mission that guided its earlier historical development, and if so, what is to become of it now? Should architecture be classified as an art form? Part II turns to the interpretation and appreciation of art. What is the target and purpose of the critic's interpretation? Is interpretation primarily directed at uncovering artists' intended meanings? Can apparently contradictory interpretations of a given piece both be true? Are interpretative evaluations entailed by descriptions of a work's aesthetic and artistic characteristics? In addition to providing fresh answers to these and other central questions in aesthetics, Davies considers the nature and content of metaphor, and the relation between the expressive qualities of a work of art and the emotions of its creator.'

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Author(s):
Davies, Stephen
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2010
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199202435
ISBN-13:
9780199202430
Number of pages:
279
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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This softcover book is in good condition. There are no internal markings or annotations. The page tops and edges are free from blemishes. The page bottoms have two small dirty marks from being shelved (see photo). The pages have quite obviously been separated. Externally, there is no damage to the book's cover and the spine remains unbroken. The corners, however, are slightly bumped with one corner on the back cover particularly bent (see photo).

'Philosophical Perspectives on Art presents a series of essays devoted to two of the most fundamental topics in the philosophy of art: the distinctive character of artworks and what is involved in understanding them as art. In Part I, Stephen Davies considers a wide range of questions about the nature and definition of art. Can art be defined, and if so, which definitions are the most plausible? Do we make and consume art because there are evolutionary advantages to doing so? Has art completed the mission that guided its earlier historical development, and if so, what is to become of it now? Should architecture be classified as an art form? Part II turns to the interpretation and appreciation of art. What is the target and purpose of the critic's interpretation? Is interpretation primarily directed at uncovering artists' intended meanings? Can apparently contradictory interpretations of a given piece both be true? Are interpretative evaluations entailed by descriptions of a work's aesthetic and artistic characteristics? In addition to providing fresh answers to these and other central questions in aesthetics, Davies considers the nature and content of metaphor, and the relation between the expressive qualities of a work of art and the emotions of its creator.'

Author(s):
Davies, Stephen
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2010
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199202435
ISBN-13:
9780199202430
Number of pages:
279
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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