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Philosophies of Art and Beauty by Hugh Bredin
Book DescriptionPhilosophies of Art and Beauty is a thorough historical survey of philosophies of the arts. It provides descriptive analyses of the most significant and influential art forms which help to define European culture, past and present: literature, drama, music, architecture, sculpture and painting. They are considered in relation to theories of art, aesthetic theories and poetics, which have emerged from the human need to reflect upon the arts in order to discover their nature, value and social and cultural roles. Philosophies of Art and Beauty offers a history of European philosophical systems and aesthetic and poetic theories together with explanatory descriptions of the major Western arts, both in their current forms and as they have developed from their beginnings to the present. Key Features: *Historical survey of theories of the arts. *An examination of how these theories relate to the history of philosophy in general *In-depth examinations of individual art forms *Descriptions of how the arts have developed over the centuries and in the present
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748611911
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hugh Bredin
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A summary of mediaeval aesthetic ideas, by Italian novelist and playwright Umberto Eco. Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the relationship that existed between the aesthetic theories and the artistic experience and practice of mediaeval culture.
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The well-known Italian semiotician and novelist Umberto Eco discloses for the first time to English-speaking readers the unsuspected richness, breadth, complexity, and originality of the aesthetic theories advanced by the influential medieval thinker Thomas Aquinas, heretofore known principally as a scholastic theologian.
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Author Biography - Hugh Bredin
Hugh Bredin is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Scholastic Philosophy at Queen's University, Belfast
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