Losophies of art and theories on beauty and aesthetics
brought together in one book But why have not they updated it Read a bulk of this for a together in one book But why have not they updated it Read a bulk of this for a While the primary sources are great and are well collected to present different philosophers views on beauty I found the ditors introductions to ach section to be at times misleading Still a great resource nonetheless Philosophies of Art and Beauty is the text I most often use for my classes simply because what it does it does better than any other available anthology aside from some missing Kant sections and no Renaissance writers or Hume selections it has virtually very 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) essntial text and passage written by the mostnduringly influential philosophers of art up to 1930 xcept perhaps Tolstoy It includes Plato Aristotle Plotinus Augustine Ficino Shaftesbury Kant Schelling Hegel Schopenhauer Nietzsche Croce Dewey and Heidegger It has no Gadamer contrary to the claims of another reviewer But the book includes no contemporary theory at all xcept that of Heidegger And the chapter introductions while solid are certainly dated since it s been almost a half a century since the book was compiled Ross anthology by contrast includes the really important material from Plato Aristotle Kant Hegel Nietzsche and Heidegger which most other aesthetics anthologies Your Everyday Art World excepting Hofstadter s do not plus it has selections from Hume and Tolstoy and many contemporary figures of import But thearly hist.
He introductory Why Photography Matters essays forach selection which make this volume an invaluable aid to the study He introductory Doreen Valiente Witch essays forach selection which make this volume an invaluable aid to the study the powerful recurrent ideas concerning art beauty critical method and the nature of representation Because this co. ,
Tons of weighty uestions pulled into a fairly inclusive and concise collection Beautifully arranged and a great way to discover your favorite philosophers among both the common and uncommon names I discovered this book only recently in a bookstore although it was first published in 1964 It must have always Duty Free Murder escaped myyeEach chapter treats one philosopher Except for short but informing introductory texts preceding ach chapter the bulk of the book consists of texts written by the philosophers themselves and so for many readers who are interested in philosophy of art there are perhaps no great discoveries to be madeAnd yet I was not acuainted with the ideas of John Dewey 1859 1952 on art and I was surprised to see that he had some theories about form in art and about art being moral than moralities similar to those of Clive Bell 1881 1964 about whom I wrote my masterpaper for my Master in Philosophy people who want to read this paper can leave me a message I will then mail it to them I was pretty amazed that Bell was not mentioned in
book because he with Roger Fry 1866 1934 are somewhat considered to be the inventors of the formal approach to art But art wherein man speaks in no wise to manOnly to mankind art may tell a truthObliuelyThis Book Because He
do the deed shall breed the thought John DeweySo surprises in reading this selection of textsthe deed shall breed the thought John DeweySo surprises in reading this selection of texts not to be ruled out But apart from that I find it xtremely convenient to have all phi. This anthology is remarkable not only for the selections themselves among which the Schelling and the Heidegger Hsi K'Ang and His Poetical Essay on the Lute essays were translatedspecially for this volume but also for the ditors' general introduction and Orical selections are much less comprehensive than those in Hofstadter s volume and Ross includes no medieval or Renaissance writers at all I like the Hofstadter text mostly because of the depth of its selections and because it s not the least bit trendy But since Hofstadter s book has no contemporary theory at all after Heidegger it may not be the text for those who want a broad representation of theory In sum if you want an anthology that comes close to covering all the ssential writers on the subject past and present and doing it fairly well Art and Its Significance is perhaps your best choice despite its nod to trendiness But if you want to concentrate on pre 20th century theory and know you ve covering almost all the important writings of
Those Figures Then Hofstadter S Philosophies Offigures then Hofstadter s Philosophies of and Beauty is the better book And it s perhaps the most reasonably priced philosophy of art anthology available Excellent selection of workEspecially a fan of the John Dewey selections But it s all very good Except for the chapter on John Dewey this text is most useful for studying the history of philosophical thought on aesthetics not aesthetics as a lived xperience and practice 1118508 H7138 1976 I ve read a some of this not all selections yet Very good introduction to ach philosopher and some good selections of their works related to beauty and truth Planning to use it for a high school aesthetics course along with other material. Llection makes clear the ways in which the philosophy of art relates to and is part of general philosophical positions it will be an ssential sourcebook to students of philosophy art history and literary criticism.