Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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9780195126471: Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

The first reference of its kind surveys the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society--from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. Featuring 600 original articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, it is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts--from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture. Of special interest are in-depth surveys of Western aesthetics and broad coverage of non-Western traditions and theories of art. The work includes cross references, bibliographies, and an index.

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Michael Kelly is at Journal of Philosophy, Columbia University.

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"This outstanding work offers depth and breadth, exploring thoroughly the core issues of aesthetics and offering informative overviews of related fields....A unique work of splendid scholarship, readable and reliable, highly recommended for the collection of any library serving a liberal arts program, undergraduate or graduate level."--Choice

" . . . a rare achievement . . . clearly the [Encyclopedia] will be the standard of reference for the foreseeable future."-- International Philosophical Quarterly

"This is the first comprehensive reference source available in an area that concerns several academic disciplines...authoritative and accessible, providing scholars and students, practicing artists, and social scientists with an illuminating guide to historical and contemporary scholarship."--Library Journal

"Will become an immediate reference classic . . . an essential purchase for academic libraries, arts and humanities collections, and larger public libraries."--RBB/Booklist

"It is a magnificent achievement and deserves a very wide readership."--Journal of Philosophy

"The quality and unique focus of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics make is a valuable completment to other reference sources in the humanities. It is highly recommended . . ."--Art Documentation

"A unique work of splendid scholarship . . . highly recommended for any library serving a liberal arts program."--Choice

"This encyclopedia fills a notorious lacuna in Anglo-American scholarship . . . and arguably will be the primary resource of its kind well into the next century."--Harvard Review

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