Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Art and Its Messages Meaning, Morality, and Society cover
  • ISBN: 9780271016832
  • ISBN10: 0271016833

Art and Its Messages Meaning, Morality, and Society

by Stephen Davies

  • List Price: $24.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
  • Publish date: 03/01/1997
used Add to Cart $1.12
You save: 96%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $22.54
You save: 10%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
"If any one theme emerges from this discussion it is the resurgence of interest in and defence of humanistic concerns with art. Such a development is to be welcomed, and perhaps analytic aesthetics, given the way it has developed, is best place to defend the distinctive and significant values of art. For such a defence is surely needed in the face of the critical sophistry and nihilism that threatens the humanities". -- British Journal of Aesthetics

This volume brings together essays by leading philosophers of art who consider what can be learned from the meaning of art about society, morality, and life in general. This subject inevitably leads to discussion of other issues. Is art distinct from life? Is a concern with art's messages consistent with an appropriately aesthetic appreciation of its works? Is there anything distinctive about the manner in which art communicates its messages, or about the messages it conveys? The topic of art's social and moral importance has always been a central one in aesthetics. However, whereas Plato and Schiller, for instance, viewed art as intimately implicated in a person's moral and social education, modernist theories have argued for art's autonomy and separation from worldly matters. The essays presented here provide a contemporary perspective on this long-standing debate and reveal the recent revitalization of humanist concerns in describing art and its significance.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seattle Goodwill

Location: Seattle, WA
Acceptable
Shipping Icon
May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Pages may include notes, underlining, and highlighting.
$1.12
Big Hearted Books

Location: Canton, MA
Good
Shipping Icon
This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are
[...]
$2.22
Hawking Books

Location: Upland, CA
Good
0271016833 Meets or exceeds the good condition guidelines. Nice copy. Has writing/highlighting. Five star seller-Buy with confidence!
$3.36
Kings Ridge Media

Location: Appleton, WI
Good
Good Condition item. May Include Some writing or highlighting. We strive to provide the best shopping experience with every item we sell. Satisfaction guaranteed! !
$12.36