Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Oxford University Press UK (2012)
Authors
Hans Maes
University of Kent
Abstract
Art and Pornography presents a series of essays which investigate the artistic status and aesthetic dimension of pornographic pictures, films, and literature, and explores the distinction, if there is any, between pornography and erotic art. Is there any overlap between art and pornography, or are the two mutually exclusive? If they are, why is that? If they are not, how might we characterize pornographic art or artistic pornography, and how might pornographic art be distinguished, if at all, from erotic art? Can there be aesthetic experience of pornography? What are some of the psychological, social, and political consequences of the creation and appreciation of erotic art or artistic pornography? This book will contribute to a more accurate and subtle understanding of the many representations that incorporate explicit sexual imagery and themes. It is sure to stir debate, and healthy controversy.
Keywords art  pornography  aesthetics  erotic art  eroticism  feminism  fiction
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Call number NX650.E7.A773 2012
ISBN(s) 9780199609581   9780198744085   0199609586  
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