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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. Arthur Coleman Danto (1981). The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art. Harvard University Press.
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  4. David E. Cooper (ed.) (1992). A Companion to Aesthetics. Blackwell Reference.
  5. David Best (1978). Philosophy and Human Movement. Allen & Unwin.
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  6. 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.
  7. 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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  8. 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. (...)
  9. Theodore Meyer Greene (1940). The Arts and the Art of Criticism. Princeton, Princeton University Press.
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  10. 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 (...)
  11. I. A. Richards (1974). Beyond. New York,Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
  12. 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 (...)
  13. 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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  14. Edmund J. Thomas (1990). Writers and Philosophers: A Sourcebook of Philosophical Influences on Literature. Greenwood Press.
  15. 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.
  16. Laurence D. Berman (1993). The Musical Image: A Theory of Content. Greenwood Press.
  17. C. G. Prado (1984). Making Believe: Philosophical Reflections on Fiction. Greenwood Press.
  18. Maria Antonaccio (2000). Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch. Oxford University Press.
    Iris Murdoch has long been known as one of the most deeply insightful and morally passionate novelists of our time. This attention has often eclipsed Murdoch's sophisticated and influential work as a philosopher, which has had a wide-ranging impact on thinkers in moral philosophy as well as religious ethics and political theory. Yet it has never been the subject of a book-length study in its own right. Picturing the Human seeks to fill this gap. In this groundbreaking book, author Maria (...)
  19. Warren E. Steinkraus (1974). Philosophy of Art. Benziger.
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  20. 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.
  21. Hugh J. Silverman (ed.) (1989). Derrida and Deconstruction. Routledge.
    The effects of Derrida's writings have been widespread in literary circles, where they have transformed current work in literary theory. By contrast Derrida's philosophical writings--which deal with the whole range of western thought from Plato to Foucault--have not received adequate attention by philosophers. Organized around Derrida's readings of major figures in the history of philosophy, Derrida and Deconstruction focuses on and assesses his specifically philosophical contribution. Contemporary continental philosophers assess Derrida's account of philosophical tradition, with each contributor providing a critical (...)
  22. Paula M. Cooey (1994). Religious Imagination and the Body: A Feminist Analysis. Oxford University Press.
    In recent years feminist scholarship has increasingly focused on the importance of the body and its representations in virtually every social, cultural, and intellectual context. Many have argued that because women are more closely identified with their bodies, they have access to privileged and different kinds of knowledge than men. In this landmark new book, Paula Cooey offers a different perspective on the significance of the body in the context of religious life and practice. Building on the pathbreaking work of (...)
  23. Mark Andrew DeBellis (1995). Music and Conceptualization. Cambridge University Press.
  24. Mary C. Gentile (1985). Film Feminisms: Theory and Practice. Greenwood Press.
  25. Alan Paskow (2004). The Paradoxes of Art: A Phenomenological Investigation. Cambridge University Press.
    In this study, Alan Paskow first asks why fictional characters, such as Hamlet and Anna Karenina, matter to us and how they emotionally affect us. He then applies these questions to painting, demonstrating that certain paintings beckon us to view their contents as real. What we visualise in paintings, he argues, is not simply in our heads but in our world. No one would assert that the paintings themselves are in our heads; nor would anyone deny that they are in (...)
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  26. Richard A. Watson (1990). The Philosopher's Joke: Essays in Form and Content. Prometheus Books.
  27. Frederick M. Keener (1983). The Chain of Becoming: The Philosophical Tale, the Novel, and a Neglected Realism of the Enlightenment: Swift, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Johnson, and Austen. Columbia University Press.
  28. Angela Hobart & Bruce Kapferer (eds.) (2004). Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience. Berghahn Books.
    Introduction The Aesthetics of Symbolic Construction and Experience Bruce Kapferer and Angela Hobart The essays in this volume address aesthetic forms and ...
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  29. 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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  30. Gary Schmidgall (1990). Shakespeare & Opera. Oxford University Press.
    If opera had existed in Elizabethan London, the world's Top Bard, as W.H. Auden called him, might have become the world's Top Librettist. As Gary Schmidgall shows in this illuminating study, Shakespeare's expressive ways and dramaturgical means are like those of composers and librettists in numerous and often astonishing ways. No wonder that well over two hundred operas have been based on Shakespeare's plays. Ranging widely through the Shakespearean canon and the standard operatic repertory, Schmidgall presents a fascinating comparison, focusing (...)
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  31. 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 ...
  32. Martha Craven Nussbaum (2001). The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a study of ancient views about 'moral luck'. It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person's control, and asks how this affects our appraisal of persons and their lives. The Greeks made a profound contribution to these questions, yet neither the problems nor the Greek views of them have received the attention they deserve. This book thus recovers a central dimension of Greek (...)
  33. Jessica R. Feldman (2002). Victorian Modernism: Pragmatism and the Varieties of Aesthetic Experience. Cambridge University Press.
    In Victorian Modernism: Pragmatism and the Varieties of Aesthetic Experience Jessica Feldman sheds a pragmatist light on the relation between the Victorian age and Modernism by dislodging truistic notions of Modernism as an art of crisis, rupture, elitism and loss. She examines aesthetic sites of Victorian Modernism - including workrooms, parlours, friendships, and family relations as well as printed texts and paintings - as they develop through interminglings and continuities as well as gaps and breaks. Examining the works of John (...)
  34. Stephen Davies & Ananta Charana Sukla (eds.) (2003). Art and Essence. Praeger.
  35. 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 (...)
  36. Harold Osborne (1955/1973). Aesthetics and Criticism. Westport, Conn.,Greenwood Press.
  37. David E. Cooper, Peter Lamarque & Crispin Sartwell (eds.) (1997). Aesthetics: The Classic Readings. Blackwell Publishers.
    This is the first volume to be published in and exciting new series of classic collections in philosophy.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 (...)
  40. Patrick Colm Hogan (2000). Philosophical Approaches to the Study of Literature. University Press of Florida.
    Surveying 2,500 years of philosophically oriented literary theory, Patrick Hogan provides students and teachers of literature with both explication and ...
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  41. Lawrence Manley (1980). Convention, 1500-1750. Harvard University Press.
    This book is a history of the idea of convention, the roles it played in the formative stages of English and Continental literary theory and in the development ...
  42. Peter Walmsley (1990). The Rhetoric of Berkeley's Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    Whereas previous studies have made George Berkeley (1685-1753) the object of philosophical study, Peter Walmsley assesses Berkeley as a writer, offering rhetorical and literary analyses of Berkeley's four major philosophical texts, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous, Alciphron, and Siris. Berkeley emerges from this study as an accomplished stylist who builds structures of affective imagery, creates dramatic voices in his texts, and masters the range of philosophical genres--the treatise, the dialogue, and the (...)
  43. Jessica Evans & Stuart Hall (eds.) (1999). Visual Culture: The Reader. Sage Publications in Association with the Open University.
    "This collection of classic essays in the study of visual culture fills a major gap in this new and expanding intellectual field. Its major strength is its insistence on the importance of three central aspects of the study of visual culture: the sign, the institution and the viewing subject. It will provide readers, teachers and students with an essential text in visual and cultural studies." - Janet Wolff, University of Rochester Visual Culture: The Reader provides an invaluable resource of over (...)
  44. Peter De Bolla (2001). Art Matters. Harvard University Press.
    In many ways a "practical aesthetics," Art Matters proceeds by way of example.
  45. David E. W. Fenner (ed.) (1995). Ethics and the Arts: An Anthology. Garland Pub..
    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
  46. James A. Leith & George Whalley (eds.) (1987). Symbols in Life and Art: The Royal Society of Canada Symposium in Memory of George Whalley. Published for the Royal Society of Canada by Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
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  47. Steven P. Scher (ed.) (1992). Music and Text: Critical Inquiries. Cambridge University Press.
    Melopoetics, the study of the multifarious relations between music and literature, has emerged in recent years as an increasingly popular field of interdisciplinary inquiry. In this volume, noted musicologists and literary critics explore diverse topics of shared concern such as literary theory as a model for musical criticism, genre theories in literature and music, the criticism and analysis of texted music, and the role of aesthetic, historical, and cultural understanding in concepts of text/music convergence. These fourteen essays - united here (...)
  48. 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 (...)
  49. Susan L. Feagin & Patrick Maynard (eds.) (1997). Aesthetics. Oxford University Press.
    Can we ever claim to understand a work of art or be objective about it? Why have cultures thought it important to separate out a group of objects and call them art? What does aesthetics contribute to our understanding of the natural landscape? Are the concepts of art and the aesthetic elitist? Addressing these and other issues in aesthetics, this important new Oxford Reader includes articles by authors ranging from Aristotle and Xie-He to Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, Michael Baxandall, and Susan Sontag. (...)
  50. 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.
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