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Art and its Objects

2nd Edition

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Richard Eldridge
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  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107534414

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  • Richard Wollheim's classic reflection on art considers central questions regarding expression, representation, style, the significance of the artist's intention and the essentially historical nature of art. Presented in a fresh series livery for the twenty-first century, with a specially commissioned preface written by Richard Eldridge, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, Art and its Objects continues to be a perceptive and engaging introduction to the questions and philosophical issues raised by works of art and the part they play in our culture and society. Wollheim's insights into theories of art, criticism, perception and the nature of aesthetic value make this one of the most influential works on aesthetics of the twentieth century.

    • Unique to Cambridge, this classic book has been revived and rebranded for a twenty-first-century readership
    • Powerfully critiques different theories of art
    • Offers an understanding of what we are doing when we are making or experiencing art
    • Includes a specially commissioned Preface written by Richard Eldridge
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    'This concise, elegant and wide-ranging book has established itself as an indispensable text.' London Review of Books

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107534414
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to this edition Richard Eldridge
    Preface to the second edition
    The argument
    Art and its objects
    Supplementary essays
    1. The Institutional theory of art
    2. Are the criteria of identity for works of art aesthetically relevant?
    3. A note on the physical object hypothesis
    4. Criticism of retrieval
    5. Seeing-as, seeing-in and pictorial representation
    6. Art and evaluation
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Richard Wollheim
    Richard Wollheim (1923–2003) was one of the leading philosophers of aesthetics in the twentieth century. He was Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of California, Berkeley until 2002.

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    Richard Eldridge

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