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A modern book of esthetics : an anthology

A modern book of esthetics : an anthology

Author: Melvin Rader
Publisher: [New York] : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, [1960]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3d edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rader, Melvin (Melvin Miller), 1903-1981.
Modern book of esthetics.
[New York] Holt, Rinehart, and Winston [1960]
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin Rader
OCLC Number: 376555
Description: xxxii, 540 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The meaning of art --
pt. 1. Art and the creative process: 1. Art as semblance --
2. Art as beauty --
3. Art as emotional expression --
4. Art as intuition --
5. Art as wish-fulfillment --
6. Art as vivid experience --
7. Can "art" be defined? --
pt. 2. The work of art: 8. The "body" of the work --
9. Expressiveness --
10. Form --
11. Form and function --
pt. 3. Appreciation and criticism: 12. Empathy and abstraction --
13. Distance and dehumanization --
14. Isolation and synaesthesis --
15. Criticism.
Responsibility: edited with introduction and notes by Melvin Rader.


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