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What is art? THE NATURE OF ART: AN ANTHOLOGY explores that question and shows you how it's been answered over the years by both Western and Non-Western thinkers. You'll not only read selections from these great writers, you'll also get study questions that draw your attention to the key points you just read. That makes THE NATURE OF ART: AN ANTHOLOGY the resource you need for test time as well.

Book News Annotation:

In this reader, Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke College) assembles 29 examples of philosophical treatments of the nature of art, aiming to include all the central contributions on the topic from the time of Plato to the present day. The readings include excerpts from Aristotle's Poetics, Hegel's Introduction to Aesthetics, Leo Tolstoy's What is Art, John Dewey's Art as Experience, Theodor Adorno's Notes to Literature, and Pierre Bourdieu's The Field of Cultural Production, as well as essays such as Roland Barthe's "The Death of the Author," Dele Jegede's "Art for Life's Sake: African Art as a Reflection of an Afrocentric Cosmology," and Douglas Davis's "The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction."
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In this reader, Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke College) assembles 29 examples of philosophical treatments of the nature of art, aiming to include all the central contributions on the topic from the time of Plato to the present day. The readings include excerpts from Aristotle's Poetics, Hegel's Introduction to Aesthetics, Leo Tolstoy's What is Art, John Dewey's Art as Experience, Theodor Adorno's Notes to Literature, and Pierre Bourdieu's The Field of Cultural Production, as well as essays such as Roland Barthe's "The Death of the Author," Dele Jegede's "Art for Life's Sake: African Art as a Reflection of an Afrocentric Cosmology," and Douglas Davis's "The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction." Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

What is art? THE NATURE OF ART: AN ANTHOLOGY explores that question and shows you how it's been answered over the years by both Western and Non-Western thinkers. You'll not only read selections from these great writers, you'll also get study questions that draw your attention to the key points you just read. That makes THE NATURE OF ART: AN ANTHOLOGY the resource you need for test time as well.

About the Author

Thomas E. Wartenberg is Chair of the Philosophy Department at Mount Holyoke College where he also teaches in the Film Studies Program. He is the author of UNLIKELY COUPLES: MOVIE ROMANCE AS SOCIAL CRITICISM (Westview) and the co-editor of THE PHILOSOPHY OF FILM: INTRODUCTORY TEXT AND READINGS (Blackwell), among other books. He has published widely in a variety of different fields of philosophy. He has had a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a Senior Fulbright Research Fellowship.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition. Acknowledgments. List of Illustrations. Introduction. 1. Art as Imitation: Plato. 2. Art as Cognition: Aristotle. 3. Art as Object of Taste: David Hume. 4. Art as Communicable Pleasure: Immanuel Kant. 5. Art as Revelation: Arthur Schopenhauer. 6. Art as the Ideal: G.W. F. Hegel. 7. Art as Redemption: Friedrich Nietzsche. 8. Art as Communication of Feeling: Leo N. Tolstoy. 9. Art as Symptom: Sigmund Freud. 10. Art as Significant Form: Clive Bell. 11. Art as Expression: R. G. Collingwood. 12. Art as Experience: John Dewey. 13. Art as Truth: Martin Heidegger. 14. Art as Auratic: Walter Benjamin. 15. Art as Liberatory: Theodor Adorno. 16. Art as Indefinable: Morris Weitz. 17. Art as Exemplification: Nelson Goodman. 18. Art as Theory: Arthur Danto. 19. Art as Institution: George Dickie. 20. Art as Aesthetic Production: Monroe C. Beardsley. 21. Art as Make-Believe: Kendall Walton. 22. Art as Text: Roland Barthes. 23. Art as Fetish: Adrian Piper. 24. Art as Deconstructable: Jacques Derrida. 25. Art as Feminism: Carolyn Korsmeyer. 26. Art as Cultural Production: Pierre Bourdieu. 27. Art as Contextual: Dele Jegede. 28. Art as Postcolonial: Kwame Anthony Appiah. 29. Art as Virtual: Douglas Davis. About the Authors. Credits.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495093558
Subtitle:
An Anthology
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Author:
Wartenberg, Thomas E.
Author:
Wartenberg, Thomas E.(Thomas E. Wartenberg)
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art -- Philosophy.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.24x6.50x.54 in. 1.05 lbs.

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