Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is an unparalleled reference resource that surveys the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and nature, from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. The four-volume first edition, published in 1998, effected a revival of aesthetics that created a receptive context for the contemporary importance of the field. Spanning six volumes and 815 articles, the new edition of the Encyclopedia has been updated and expanded to reflect the rapidly evolving character of the discipline. Renowned contributors from diverse fields provide analyses of the major artists, movements, and theories that continue to inform scholarly research on aesthetics.

The updated Encyclopedia of Aesthetics contains 250 new entries that incorporate innovative fields of inquiry, such as animal aesthetics and diaspora criticism, as well as significant new developments in art, including digital media and street art. Additionally, the second edition offers enhanced coverage of non-Western cultural areas and related issues, such as post-colonialism, globalization, and primitivism. In so doing, it extends the scope of critical aesthetics, seeking to create a more open environment for aesthetics in academia, culture, and art. With bibliographic references and images, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is an essential work that is of use to artists, scholars, students, and all others interested in art-from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, film, and more.

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Michael Kelly is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He previously taught at Columbia University, while the managing editor of the Journal of Philosophy, and was also Executive Director of the American Philosophical Association. Kelly is also the author of A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art (Columbia University Press, 2012) and Iconoclasm in Aesthetics (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

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"Kelly's second edition attempts to make these happier times for aesthetics, in all its senses, surveyable. It contains 815 articles (the first edition contained 600) by an impressive range of contributors, typically 3,000-4,000 words apiece and made available online through the Oxford University Press reference engineELThe coverage of historical figures is also markedly widened, and the list of contemporary aestheticians has been brought up to date." --Times Literary Supplement


"...The second edition, also with editor Kelly (Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte), has been revised, expanded, and improved. Its 815 entries, some 250 of which are entirely new, consume 2.9 million words. New entries cover research in science and computing and new artists and movements and give increased attention to non-Western cultural areas...Based on the Greek word aesthesis, meaning "perception or sensation," this rich resource is to be savored one article at a time."
--Library Journal


"This second edition is positively "essential." The second edition fully realizes the "open work" (in Eco's sense) that the first edition aspired to be: a whole that can be given determinate form in a number of different ways...Graphics and images, all black and white, are used sparingly but effectively. As befits a work on this subject, the paper quality, typeface, binding, and layout are all first-rate and aesthetically appealing. This set is a necessary addition for every undergraduate and graduate library serving a liberal arts program. There is truly nothing comparable. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers." --Choice


"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


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