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eBook Introducing Aesthetics ePub

by Christopher Kul-Want

  • ISBN: 1840467908
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Christopher Kul-Want
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Totem Books; ILL edition (March 22, 2003)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1218 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1425 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 362

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Christopher Kul-Want: Christopher Kul-Want is Course Director of the MA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art . This is essentially a book on marxist aesthetics.

Christopher Kul-Want: Christopher Kul-Want is Course Director of the MA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London. Piero: Piero is an illustrator, artist, and graphic designer whose work has twice been included in the Royal College of Art in London. He has illustrated many titles.

Christopher Kul-want. These are some of the questions which aesthetics tries to answer. In our everyday life, we talk about the 'aesthetics' of an artwork or a piece of design. Introducing Aesthetics. But aesthetics goes beyond the simple experience of art. It is also a branch of philosophy concerned with the whole nature of experience itself, explored through our perceptions, feelings and emotions. Nonfiction Philosophy Art.

Christopher Kul-Want is Course Director of the MA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London

Christopher Kul-Want is Course Director of the MA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London. Piero is an illustrator, artist and graphic designer whose work has twice been included in the Royal College of Art in London. He has illustrated many Introducing titles.

Introducing Aesthetics book.

Introducing Aesthetics - Christopher Kul-Want. Aesthetics (the plural form of aesthetic) is derived from the Greek word aisthētikos, from aisthēta, meaning things perceptible by the senses. What is Aesthetics? Aesthetics (the plural form of aesthetic) is derived from the Greek word aisthētikos, from aisthēta, meaning things perceptible by the senses. In the 18th century aesthetics became a branch of philosophy. Every day we talk about the aesthetics of a piece of art or design. Through clear text and fitting illustrations, Introducing Aesthetics provides a captivating insight into the subject. More than a simple response, aesthetics is a philosophy in which perceptions, feelings, and emotions combine to form the whole nature of experience. Publisher: Icon Books. Pages: 176. ISBN 10: 1848311672. ISBN 13: 978-184831-167-1. Series: Introducing (Thriplow England). File: EPUB, 6. 6 MB. Save for later.

book Every day we talk about the aesthetics of a piece of art or design.

Every day we talk about the aesthetics of a piece of art or design.

Introducing Aesthetics: A Graphic Guide – E-book de Christopher Kul-Want. Christopher Kul-Want is Course Director of the MA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London. Lisez ce livre via l'application Google Play Livres sur votre PC et vos appareils Android ou iOS. Téléchargez Introducing Aesthetics: A Graphic Guide pour le lire hors connexion, mettre des passages en surbrillance, ajouter un marque-page ou prendre des notes en cours de lecture.

What is beauty, and what is truth? These are some of the questions which aesthetics tries to answer.

Christopher Kul-Want is Course Director of the MA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London.

What is beauty, and what is truth? These are some of the questions which aesthetics tries to answer. In our everyday life, we talk about the 'aesthetics' of an artwork or a piece of design. But aesthetics goes beyond the simple experience of art. It is also a branch of philosophy concerned with the whole nature of experience itself, explored through our perceptions, feelings and emotions.For philosophers, aesthetics crucially opens out onto issues of subjectivity and identity. This is because experience relates to the question of consciousness and, by implication, the role of the unconscious in shaping identity. The subject of experience is also bound up with questions of politics, psychoanalysis and art and, more widely, with the vital issues of modernity and postmodernity.

Comments

Abuseyourdna Abuseyourdna
What I like about these series of books I is that people who write them cut the "professional" jargon and get straight to the point.Then, one can use the bibliography to delve further into the subject being addressed.
Axebourne Axebourne
This book is a jumble of philosophical and politically loaded views on what constitutes art. I was hoping I could gain some insights on this topic for the lay man however after reading the book I was left with the impression that nothing can be said about it making sense, key concepts to follow the arguments are not well explained (what is alterity anyway? and the likes).
Molotok Molotok
With a background in music and art, I was drawn to aesthetics. It's a philosophical rationale for these lavish obsessions. Aesthetics is a philosophy of the senses and sensual experience. It's about what "wows" us and why. To me, it's not just about art and literature but about whatever we like or find pleasing. It also has to do with awe, which is the basis of spiritual experience. This series of books are in a cartoon format, but they explain the basics of their respective topics (i.e. ethics, quantum theory, economics, etc). For whatever field, these books are a great, entertaining way to start.
terostr terostr
Good broad coverage. Nice summaries. Good visuals. Plenty of ideas for things to explore. A nice open ended introduction. Recommend.
Castiel Castiel
The Introducing Series continues to give up-to-date information about important aspects of human thinking over the ages. This book takes us into Art and the definition of Art, Identity and Subjectivity. Through this, we get a glimpse of current philosophical perspectives as well as the focus on art.

There is little more to say. The Introducing Series is a great way to open the door into topics concerning the human condition. If a book piques your interest, then there is a good reading list at the back of the book, to take you further.
Zinnthi Zinnthi
This is a very good introductory book. The author brings us a good panorama of aesthetics throughout the decades. Good reading.
Pringles Pringles
From the point of view of someone who only took a handful of philosophy and music classes in his life (I was a science major), this is a surprisingly accessible book.
This is essentially a book on marxist aesthetics. Nevertheless, it allowed me to deduce the following account from the classical contents of pp 17-18

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What is art ?

Plato held the "ideal forms" to be the highest and only real forms of the beautiful and the true. Anything less-- meaning that made by man-- is a copy and therefore inferior-- in fact false. So all forms of man's art-- painting, music, poetry, drams, dance, sculpture, etc. - were false degradations of the true and the beautiful. He therefore planned to banish artists of any type from the perfect kingdom he laid out in his masterwork, The Republic.

Although I usually defer to Plato, in this matter Plato was wrong and Aristotle, his student, was right. For Aristotle correctly described Art not as degraded copies but as valuable "fictions", meaning matters which incite emotions or moods, often pleasurable.

So Art is the creation of beautiful and true "fictions". Man can sometimes assemble fictions that inspire and point to truth and beauty, at least that which we can understand and appreciate.

Therefore the Second Commandment

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image”

comes from a Mind similar in this respect to Plato’s, as one might expect God’s to be.

-Roger Clough
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https://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough