Aesthetics: A Beginner's Guide - Beginner's Guides (Paperback)Charles Taliaferro (author)
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What is art? Why do we find some things beautiful but not others? Is it wrong to share MP3s? These are just some of the questions explored by aesthetics, the philosophy of art. In this sweeping introduction, Charles Taliaferro skilfully guides us through different theories of art and beauty, tackling issues such as who owns art and what happens when art and morality collide. From Plato on poetry to Ringo Starr on the drums, this is a perfect introductory text for anyone interested in the fascinating questions art can raise.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
"The best book on aesthetics of its kind. Engaging, comprehensive in scope, and rich with examples."
"Beginners who read this excellent introduction will encounter a wide range of sources, dealing with the major questions in aesthetics and illustrated by many and varied artistic examples."-- Gary Iseminger - Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Carleton College, USA, and author of The Aesthetic Function of Art
"Accessible and assured. This brief account of a vast subject is entirely successful."-- Professor Daniel N. Robinson - University of Oxford
'Providing a balanced view of many controversial concepts and traditions - from Plato to Mozart to Tolkien - Taliaferro gives a sound tour of the essential questions... Highly recommended as an introduction guide.'* Transpositions *
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