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Artistic visions and the promise of beauty : cross-cultural perspectives

Author: Kathleen M Higgins; Shakti Maira; Sonia Sikka
Publisher: [Cham] : Springer, ©2017.
Series: Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures, 16.
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This volume examines the motives behind rejections of beauty often found within contemporary art practice, where much critically acclaimed art is deliberately ugly and alienating. It reflects on the nature and value of beauty, asking whether beauty still has a future in art and what role it can play in our lives generally. The volume discusses the possible "end of art," what art is, and the relation between art and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen M Higgins; Shakti Maira; Sonia Sikka
ISBN: 9783319438917 3319438913
OCLC Number: 979388918
Notes: Additional material available online.
Description: vi, 265 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1: Introduction, K. Higgins and S. Maira.- I. What Happened to Beauty?- 2: "Beauty: A Promise of Enduring Art," R. Lorand.- 3: "The Hollowing of Art and the Call of Beauty," S. Maira.- 4: "Iconoclasm and the Demise of Aesthetics," A. Menon.- II. Judging Beautiful Bodies.- 5: "Western Theories of Beauty and Non-Western Peoples," P. Mitter.- 6: Valli and Devasena," A. Pande.- 7: "Female Bodies in China: Literati Fantasies, Iron Girls and Olympics Hoopla," E. Man.- III. Beauty, Virtue, and Happiness.- 8: "Buddhism, Beauty, and Virtue," D. Cooper.- 9: "Confucian Aesthetics of Persons," E. Mullis.- 10: "Beauty and the Sense of Life," K. Higgins.- 11: "Dwelling with Beauty," S. Sikka.- IV. Beauty and the Self.- 12: "Artistic Creativity," S. Miri.- 13: "Letting Objects Speak: Beauty in the Japanese Artistic Tradition," Y.Saito.- 14: "Perceiving Beauty, Recognizing Self," Y. Lochan.- V. Beauty as Daily Practice.- 15: "Art, Craft and Beauty - A Subjective Vision?" L. Tyabji.- 16: "The Beatiful in Bali," S. Davies.- 17: "The Aesthetics of Everyday Life: An Exploration through the Buddhist Concept of Vikalpa," P. Patnaik.- 18: "Daoist Aesthetics of the Everyday and the Fantastical," S. Mattice.
Series Title: Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures, 16.
Responsibility: Kathleen M. Higgins, Shakti Maira, Sonia Sikka, editors.

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