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Aesthetic creation

Author: Nick Zangwill
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the purpose of a work of art? What drives us to make art? Why do we value art and consume it? Nick Zangwill argues that we cannot understand the nature of art without first having answers to these fundamental questions.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Zangwill
ISBN: 9780199261871 0199261873
OCLC Number: 123374314
Description: x, 192 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Groundrules in the philosophy of art --
Art as aesthetic creation --
Are there counterexamples to aesthetic theories of art? --
Art essence, identity and survival --
Aesthetic functionalism --
Art and audience --
Against the sociology of art.
Responsibility: Nick Zangwill.

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What is the purpose of a work of art? What drives us to make art? Why do we value art and consume it? Nick Zangwill argues that we cannot understand the nature of art without first having answers to these fundamental questions.

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a classic modern aesthetics * Gregory Currie TLS * Aesthetic Creation is full of interesting distinctions, bold claims and challenging arguments...This book...is an essential study for anyone who is Read more...

 
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