In this richly argued and provocative book, David Davies elaborates and defends a broad conceptual framework for thinking about the arts that reveals important continuities and discontinuities between traditional and modern art, and between different artistic disciplines. The book offers a provocative view about the kinds of things that artworks are and how they are to be understood. It reveals important continuities and discontinuities between traditional and modern art. It also highlights core topics in aesthetics and art theory, including traditional theories about the nature of art, aesthetic appreciation, artistic intentions, performance, and artistic meaning.
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(236mm x 161mm x 26mm)
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Dave Davies
David Davies is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University and has published widely on topics in philosophy of art, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.