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Theory of Art
By Karol Berger

A Theory of Art

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Theory of Art by Karol Berger

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This philosophical theory of art, addressed to anyone with a serious interest in the arts, has three main objectives: to shift the focus of aesthetics from the question "What is art?" to the question "What is art for?"; to describe the social and historical situation of art today; and to combine aesthetics with poetics and hermeneutics. A distinctive feature of the book is its argument that music exemplifies the current condition of art in a particularly revealing fashion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195128604
ISBN-10: 0195128605
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Karol Berger

Beyond Reason by Karol Berger Beyond Reason, Hardback (December 2016)

Relates Wagner's works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, and Parsifal.

Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow by Karol Berger Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow, Paperback (August 2008)

Presents musical case studies of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven with a survey of philosophical, theological, and literary trends that influenced the artists during the period.

Musica Ficta by Karol Berger Musica Ficta, Paperback (January 2004)

Clarifies the conventions governing the practice of implied accidentals in vocal polyphony from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries.

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Author Biography - Karol Berger

Karol Berger Is Osgood Hooker Professor in Fine Arts at Stanford University. He is the author of numerous studies in the history of music aesthetics and theory, vocal pholyphony from 1400 to 1600, and instrumental music from 1780 to 1850. His Musica Ficta (1987) won the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society.

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