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Philosophy of the Arts: An Introduction to Aesthetics

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A new edition of this bestselling introduction to aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Includes new sections on digital music and environmental aesthetics. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.
Published September 1st 2000 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1983)
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Jun 13, 2013 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One must find a place to start. This book is quite an interesting beginning to a life of research!
Juniper Shore
Dec 17, 2015 Juniper Shore rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm not a fan of abstract philosophy in general, but I can tolerate it if it's well-written. (Yes, it is possible to write philosophy well. C.S. Lewis could do it, though he may have been the only one.) Unfortunately, Philosophy of the Arts displays all the characteristics that make philosophical writing so unpleasant to read.

The prose is agonizing. Graham's sentences ramble all over the page, frequently doubling back on themselves, often using twelve words where three would do. I once spent nin
Jun 22, 2015 Mar_yamane is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
خوبی [وجه تمایز] کتاب اینه که از نظریهها شروع نکرده. از هنرها شروع کرده. میشه به عنوان یه تکست خوب برای خیلی از رشتهها مثل نقاشی و معماری و اینها ازش استفاده کرد. ...more
Abdullah Rifai
ماهو الفن؟ وماقيمته؟ سؤال بدأ به هذا الكتاب وأنتهى بأفضل وصف للفن كما أراه ألا وهو وصف الناقد الفني البريطاني Clive Bell. حيث يقول "إن كافة أعمال الفنون المرئية بينها صفة مشتركة." وبالنسبة لسؤال عن ماهية الفن فقد أجاب أنه "الشكل ذو الدلالة".

أعتقد أن هذا ماكنت أبحث عنه قبل قرائتي لهذا الكتاب.
Amin Dashti
Mar 12, 2015 Amin Dashti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتابی خوشخوان و نسبتا جامع درباب مسائل اصلی فلسفه هنر که با این پرسش آغاز میشود که : ارزش هنر در چیست؟ آنگاه به بررسی تک تک هنرهای نقاشی ، موسیقی ، ادبیات ، فیلم و عکاسی و معماری می پردازد و در نهایت با بحث در مورد نظریه های مختلف نقد هنری پایان می گیرد
Velvet Jane
Nov 30, 2012 Velvet Jane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
While there is some wonderfully amazing aesthetic principles explored in this book, ultimately, Graham spends the majority of the text explicating on the theories of Hume, Gadamer, Collingwood, Kant, Hospers and others, of which Graham himself will support or dispel; however, by the end of each chapter Graham will reverse his support or his rejection. It seems to be a book of contradictions, and would have been better served to be labeled "An exploration of other people's ideas and why I will sa ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Mar 02, 2015 Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, art
Philosophy of the arts, Gordon Graham
عنوان: فلسفه هنرها : درآمدی بر زیبایی شناسی؛ نویسنده: گوردن گراهام؛ مترجم: مسعود علیا؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، ققنوس، 1383، در 407 ص، شابم: 9643115372؛
Mohamed Yehia

كتاب جيد، لكنى واجهت صعوبات في فهمه وبعض الامثلة عن أعمال فنية أجهلها، عموماً انتهيت ولازلت لا اعلم ما هو الفن؟ هل له معايير واضحة و سمات كامنه فيه او جوهر افلاطوني يجعلنا نطلق على عملاً ما فناً؟ ام يكتسب تعريفه من خلال تأثيرات إجتماعية متغيرة أي انه بلاجوهر محدد؟

أتضح لي من خلال الكتاب تفسير الفن/العمل الفني اكثر تعقيداً وصعوبة مما توقعت.

Dustin DeMille
Nov 02, 2013 Dustin DeMille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of Philosophy
Recommended to Dustin by: Me
Shelves: classic-favorite
Aesthetics is the study of Arts and Beauty, one of the core concepts in Philosophy. This is an engrossing, interesting book on the Philosophy of Aesthetics. Philosophy as it relates to art, music, and literature is explored here. I highly recommend this book.
سعيد عبدالغنى
أسلوبه ولغتة صعبة أقرب للغة المتخصصين , رغم أن مؤلفة ذكر فى مقدمته أنه يستهدف أن يكتب كتاباً يكون جمهورة من غير المتخصصين!
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