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Functional beauty

Author: Glenn Parsons; Allen Carlson; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pabl. in paperbackView all editions and formats

Parsons and Carlson examine the relationship between function and aesthetic value. They develop the concept of Functional Beauty, drawing on work in the philosophy of science as well as aesthetics,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Parsons; Allen Carlson; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199205240 0199205248 9780199659319 0199659311
OCLC Number: 907423434
Awards: Winner of Winner of the American Society for Aesthetics Prize 2009.
Description: XIII, [1], 255 s. ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Functional Beauty in the Aesthetic Tradition ; 2. Functional Beauty in Contemporary Aesthetic Theory ; 3. Indeterminacy and the Concept of Function ; 4. Function and Form ; 5. Nature and Environment ; 6. Architecture and the Built Environment ; 7. Artefacts and Everyday Aesthetics ; 8. The Functions of Art ; 9. Conclusion
Responsibility: Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson.


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Review from previous edition a highly original contribution to a neglected topic in aesthetics ... essential reading for anyone who wishes to think about this topic. * The Philosophical Quarterly * a Read more...

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