By Richard Eldridge

ISBN-10: 0521801354

ISBN-13: 9780521801355

ISBN-10: 052180521X

ISBN-13: 9780521805216

during this publication Richard Eldridge provides a transparent and compact survey of philosophical theories of the character and value of artwork. Drawing on fabrics from classical and modern philosophy in addition to from literary idea and artwork feedback, he explores the representational, expressive, and formal dimensions of artwork, and he argues that artworks current their subject material in ways in which are of tolerating cognitive, ethical, and social curiosity. His dialogue, illustrated with a wealth of examples, levels over subject matters resembling good looks, originality, mind's eye, imitation, the ways that we reply emotionally to artwork, and why we argue approximately which fits are strong. His obtainable learn should be precious to scholars and to all readers who're drawn to the relation among suggestion and art.

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