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Introducing Philosophy of Art: In Eight Case Studies

Introducing Philosophy of Art: In Eight Case Studies (Paperback)

By Matravers, Derek

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Derek Matravers introduces students to the philosophy of art through a close examination of eight famous works of twentieth-century art. Each work has been selected in order to best illustrate and illuminate a particular problem in aesthetics. Each artwork forms a basis for a sin...gle chapter and readers are introduced to such issues as artistic value, intention, interpretation, and expression through a careful analysis of the artwork. Questions considered include what does art mean in contemporary art practice? Is the artistic value of a painting the same as how much you like it? If a painting isn't of anything, then how do we understand it? Can art be immoral? By grounding abstract and theoretical discussion in real examples the book provides an excellent way into the subject for readers new to the philosophical dimension of art appreciation.
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ISBN 9781844655373
Released NZ 1 Nov 2012
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781844655373
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Acumen Publishing Ltd
Released 1 Nov 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Matravers, Derek
Category Theory Of Art
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 111.85
Weight 318g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Art - Philosophy
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education