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  1. Virgil C. Aldrich (1963). Philosophy of Art. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
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  2. Benjamin R. Tilghman (1984). But is It Art?: The Value of Art and the Temptation of Theory. B. Blackwell.
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  3. Marcel Franciscono (1971). Walter Gropius and the Creation of the Bauhaus in Weimar: The Ideals and Artistic Theories of its Founding Years. Urbana,University of Illinois Press.
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  4. Gerald C. Cupchik & János László (eds.) (1992). Emerging Visions of the Aesthetic Process: Psychology, Semiology, and Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is about aesthetic processes and play from the perspectives of psychologists, philosophers, and semiologists. They explore the underlying processes from many viewpoints, including the prehistoric roots of language and art; the historical evolution of artistic, literary, and musical styles; the structure of artworks from both gestalt and semiotic perspectives; the biological and psychological processes underlying production and appreciation; the appeal of sentimental art; emotional responses to art and other aesthetic forms; personality in relation to artistic style; the testing (...)
  5. Stein Haugom Olsen (1987). The End of Literary Theory. Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this collection are concerned with the philosophical problems that arise in connection with the understanding and evaluation of literature - such problems as the relationship between the work and the author (authorial intention), between the work and the world (reference and truth), the definition of a literary work, and the nature of literary theory itself. Professor Olsen attacks many of the orthodoxies of modern literary theory, in particular the enterprise to build a comprehensive systematic literary theory. His (...)
  6. Kevin Barry (1987). Language, Music, and the Sign: A Study in Aesthetics, Poetics, and Poetic Practice From Collins to Coleridge. Cambridge University Press.
    Originally published in 1987, this book forms a conceptual account of the relationship between music and poetry in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth ...
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  7. Martin L. Davies & Marsha Meskimmon (eds.) (2003). Breaking the Disciplines: Reconceptions in Knowledge, Art, and Culture. I.B. Tauris.
    In this pioneering book, noted international scholars explore the limits and definitions of knowing, thinking, and communicating meaning as we move into the 21st century. Coming from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, philosophy, literature, aesthetics, and art practice, together they work towards reconceiving the boundaries between entrenched domains of knowledge to great effect.
  8. Rita Aiello & John A. Sloboda (eds.) (1994). Musical Perceptions. Oxford University Press.
    Musical Perceptions is a much-needed text that introduces students of both music and psychology to the study of music perception and cognition. Because the book aims to foster a closer interaction between research in the science and the art of music, both psychologists and musicians contribute chapters on a wide range of topics, including the philosophy of music; research in musical performance; perception of melody, tonality, and rhythm; pedagogical issues; language and music; and neural networks. With their unique ability to (...)
  9. David Best (1978). Philosophy and Human Movement. Allen & Unwin.
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  10. Leo Charney (1998). Empty Moments: Cinema, Modernity, and Drift. Duke University Press.
    In Empty Moments, Leo Charney describes the defining quality of modernity as "drift" - the experience of being unable to locate a stable sense of the present.
  11. A. L. Cothey (1990). The Nature of Art. Routledge.
    From Plato to Goodman, many philosophers have addressed problems in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Nevertheless the central issues here have remained ill-defined. In this book, A. L. Cothey overcomes this difficulty by giving a systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and aesthetics from ancient times to the present day. In The Nature of Art , Cothey concludes that the best-known philosophical theories of art fail to satisfy either the pragmatic or the aesthetic criteria required to (...)
  12. Jon Huer (1987). Art, Beauty, and Pornography: A Journey Through American Culture. Prometheus Books.
  13. Edmund J. Thomas (1990). Writers and Philosophers: A Sourcebook of Philosophical Influences on Literature. Greenwood Press.
  14. Giovanni Gentile (1972). The Philosophy of Art. Ithaca,Cornell University Press.
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  15. Salim Kemal & Ivan Gaskell (eds.) (1993). Explanation and Value in the Arts. Cambridge University Press.
    Explanation and Value in the Arts offers penetrating studies by art historians, literary theorists, and philosophers, of issues central to explaining works of literature and painting. The first chapters look at the sources of interest in the fine arts and point to the intimate relation between aesthetic and other values. The next contributions develop the interaction between value and explanation in the study of the arts, including considerations of the nature of creativity and the principles for the explanations of works. (...)
  16. Theodore Meyer Greene (1940). The Arts and the Art of Criticism. Princeton, Princeton University Press.
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  17. Nigel Wentworth (2004). The Phenomenology of Painting. Cambridge University Press.
    The Phenomenology of Painting examines the practice of painting - how a painter works with materials, the elements of space, form and color - and viewer response to a work of art. Nigel Wentworth seeks to answer some of the central questions of the philosophy of art, such as: To what extent can a painting and its meaning be understood to result from the artist's intentions? In what way can the painting be understood as an expressive object? What does it (...)
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  18. Janet Wolff (1983). Aesthetics and the Sociology of Art. G. Allen & Unwin.
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  19. Peter Jones (1975). Philosophy and the Novel: Philosophical Aspects of Middlemarch, Anna Karenina, the Brothers Karamazov, a La Recherche Du Temps Perdu, and of the Methods of Criticism. Clarendon Press.
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  20. Warren E. Steinkraus (1974). Philosophy of Art. Benziger.
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  21. Arthur Coleman Danto (1986). The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art. Columbia University Press.
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  22. Laurence D. Berman (1993). The Musical Image: A Theory of Content. Greenwood Press.
  23. Robert Hughes (2010). Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language. State University of New York Press.
    Sleepy Hollow : fearful pleasures and the nightmare of history -- Lacan and the beyond of language : from art to ethics -- Brown's Wieland and the ethical circumscription of death -- Heideggerian ethics : the voice of art and the call to being -- Levinas: art and the transcendence of solitude -- Endings : ethics, enigma, and address in The marble faun -- Riven : Badiou's ethical subject and the event of art as trauma.
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  24. Jefferson Humphries (1987). The Puritan and the Cynic: Moralists and Theorists in French and American Letters. Oxford University Press.
    Why do Americans, and so often, American writers, profess moral sentiments and yet write so little in the traditionally "moralistic" genres of maxim and fable? What is the relation between "moral" concerns and literary theory? Can any sort of morality survive the supposed nihilism of deconstruction? Jefferson Humphries undertakes a discussion of questions like these through a comparative reading of the ways in which moral issues surface in French and American literature. Humphries takes issue with the "amoral" view of deconstruction (...)
  25. C. G. Prado (1984). Making Believe: Philosophical Reflections on Fiction. Greenwood Press.
  26. David E. Cooper (ed.) (1992). A Companion to Aesthetics. Blackwell Reference.
  27. Robin Maconie (1990). The Concept of Music. Oxford University Press.
    What is music for? How does it work? What can it teach us? Intuitively, we feel there must be answers to such questions, but they tend to be scattered throughout a wide range of different areas of study, from acoustics to music history, from psychology to composition. In this brilliant and thought-provoking book Maconie seeks the answers to these and other fundamental questions about music, integrating music and appropriate scientific research in a new evaluation of his topic. In so doing, (...)
  28. Richard Harland (1999). Literary Theory From Plato to Barthes: An Introductory History. St. Martin's Press.
    Richard Harland provides a lucid account of all the major movements in literary theory up to the late 1960s. In a lucid and accessible style, he unfolds a comprehensive "story" of literary theory in all its manifestations. Because contemporary literary theory depends heavily upon European thinkers, the book has an international focus, and its coverage extends from philosophers to social theorists to linguists. Harland explains the essential principles of each theoretical position, looking behind particular critical judgments and interpretations in order (...)
  29. Kenneth Clark (1973). Moments of Vision. [London]J. Murray.
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  30. W. E. Kennick (1964). Art and Philosophy. New York, St. Martin's Press.
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  31. Leo Treitler (1989). Music and the Historical Imagination. Harvard University Press.
    In this elegant book he develops a powerful statement of what music analysis and criticism in relation to historical understanding can be.
  32. Ernst van Alphen (2005). Art in Mind: How Contemporary Images Shape Thought. University of Chicago Press.
    Art has the power to affect our thinking, changing not only the way we view and interact with the world but also how we create it. In Art in Mind , Ernst van Alphen probes this idea of art as a commanding force with the capacity to shape our intellect and intervene in our lives. Rather than interpreting art as merely a reflection of our social experience or a product of history, van Alphen here argues that art is a historical (...)
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  33. Maurice S. Friedman (1999). The Affirming Flame: A Poetics of Meaning. Prometheus Books.
  34. Carol Buchanan, Richard Buchanan & Peter Elkington (2001). Wordsworth's Gardens. Texas Tech University Press.
    The general layout and functional economy of the argument and explanations are very satisfying—like walking through a well ordered garden; and the authority of Buchanan’s discussions of the gardening work and thoughts of the Master is ...
  35. Richard A. Watson (1990). The Philosopher's Joke: Essays in Form and Content. Prometheus Books.
  36. Doris Behrens-Abouseif (1999). Beauty in Arabic Culture. Markus Wiener Publishers.
  37. Richard Kearney & David M. Rasmussen (eds.) (2001). Continental Aesthetics: Romanticism to Postmodernism: An Anthology. Blackwell Publishers.
    The range and significance of the primary sources presented, together with the editors' introductions, make this volume essential for anyone interested in ...
  38. Stephen Davies & Ananta Charana Sukla (eds.) (2003). Art and Essence. Praeger.
  39. David Bindman (2002). Ape to Apollo: Aesthetics and the Idea of Race in the 18th Century. Cornell University Press.
    Ape to Apollo is the first book to follow the development in the eighteenth century of the idea of race as it shaped and was shaped by the idea of aesthetics.
  40. David Frisby (1986). Fragments of Modernity: Theories of Modernity in the Work of Simmel, Kracauer, and Benjamin. Mit Press.
  41. Charles Wegener (1992). The Discipline of Taste and Feeling. University of Chicago Press.
    Musing in Florence in June of 1858, Nathaniel Hawthorne said of himself, "I am sensible that a process is going on--and has been, ever since I came to Italy--that puts me in a state to see pictures with less toil, and more pleasure, and makes me more fastidious, yet more sensible of beauty where I saw none before." This is a book devoted to the reflective analysis of the enterprise in which many of us, like Hawthorne, find ourselves engaged: the (...)
  42. Suzy Anger (2005). Victorian Interpretation. Cornell University Press.
    Victorian scriptural hermeneutics : history, intention, and evolution -- Intertext 1 : Victorian legal interpretation -- Carlyle : between biblical exegesis and romantic hermeneutics -- Intertext 2 : Victorian science and hermeneutics : the interpretation of nature -- George Eliot's hermeneutics of sympathy -- Intertext 3 : Victorian literary criticism -- Subjectivism, intersubjectivity, and intention : Oscar Wilde and literary hermeneutics.
  43. E. F. Carritt (1931/1976). Philosophies of Beauty From Socrates to Robert Bridges: Being the Sources of Aesthetic Theory. Greenwood Press.
  44. Noël Maureen Valis (2002). The Culture of Cursilería: Bad Taste, Kitsch, and Class in Modern Spain. Duke University Press.
    On origins -- Adorning the feminine, or the language of fans -- Salon poets, the Bécquer craze, and Romanticism -- Textual economies : the embellishment of credit -- Fabricating history -- The dream of negation -- The margins of home : modernist cursilería -- The culture of nostalgia, or the language of flowers -- Coda : the metaphor of culture in post-Franco Spain.
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  45. Anthony E. Hatzimoysis (2003). Philosophy and the Emotions. Cambridge University Press.
  46. Mary C. Gentile (1985). Film Feminisms: Theory and Practice. Greenwood Press.
  47. David Goldblatt & Lee Brown (eds.) (2011). Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts. Pearson Education.
    Painting -- Photography and film -- Architecture and the third dimension -- Music -- Literature -- Performance -- Popular art and everyday aesthetics -- Classic sources -- Contemporary sources.
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  48. Nigel Warburton (2003). The Art Question. Routledge.
    "What is art?" is a question many of us want to ask but are afraid to. This is the very question that Nigel Warburton demystifies in this brilliant and accessible book. Using carefully chosen illustrations and photographs, from Cezanne and Van Gogh to Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and the Osmond family, best-selling author Nigel Warburton brings a philosopher's eye to art in a refreshingly jargon-free style. Nigel Warburton explains with customary clarity much discussed but little understood theories of art:art as (...)
  49. Philip Fisher (1998). Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences. Harvard University Press.
    This is a book about the aesthetics of wonder, about wonder as it figures in our relation to the visual world and to rare or new experiences.
  50. Judith Irene Lochhead & Joseph Henry Auner (eds.) (2002). Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought. Routledge.
    What is postmodern music and how does it differ from earlier styles, including modernist music? What roles have electronic technologies and sound production played in defining postmodern music? Has postmodern music blurred the lines between high and popular music? Addressing these and other questions, this ground-breaking collection gathers together for the first time essays on postmodernism and music written primarily by musicologists, covering a wide range of musical styles including concert music, jazz, film music, and popular music. Topics include: the (...)
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