Written with clarity, wit, and rigor, The Philosophy of Art provides an incisive account of the core topics in the field.
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In this engaging text, Stephen Davies provides an incisive account of the core subjects and questions in contemporary philosophy of art. Topics include the interpretation of art; the relation between art, culture, and our evolutionary heritage; the expression and arousal of emotion through art; the challenges posed by varieties of art over time and across cultures; and provocative puzzles about the value of art.
Featuring full-color illustrations, vibrant examples, and questions for further reflection, The Philosophy of Art offers thoughtful and provocative discussion for anyone interested in the nature and appreciation of art.About the Author:
Stephen Davies teaches philosophy at the University of Auckland. He is the author of Definitions of Art (1991), Musical Meaning and Expression (1994), Musical Works and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration (2001), and Themes in the Philosophy of Music (2003), and the editor of Art and Its Messages: Meaning, Morality, and Society (1997) and Art and Essence (2003).
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Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1405120231
Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111405120231
Book Description Wiley-Blackwell. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1405120231 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0683367