- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Serpent's Tail (Jan. 1 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1852426683
- ISBN-13: 978-1852426682
- Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 13 x 1.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 209 g
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How can we understand 'art'? Does the term 'aesthetics' still have meaning? How much is the intellect involved in our appreciation of the purely visual? Seeking to answer such pertinent questions, From an Aesthetic Point of View is a crucial new text which will prove indispensable to anyone with an interest in art and philosophy and anyone who has visited an exhibition and asks 'how can I understand this?'
Over the two hundred years since the emergence of the modern conception of art as the object of a distinctive kind of pleasure in form, the role of the aesthetic in art has constantly evolved. Showcasing the work of leading contemporary philosophers and art theorists, this insightful and engaging text ranges from the purely philosophical analysis to an examination of the paintings of Francis Bacon; the photographs of Cindy Sherman; and the ambiguous ubiquity of the Monochrome.