Art and its Objects

Art and its Objects

by Richard Wollheim


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This book is an influential study of the central questions and philosophical issues raised by art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107534414
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/08/2015
Series: Cambridge Philosophy Classics
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Richard Wollheim (1923–2003) was one of the leading philosophers of aesthetics in the twentieth century. He was Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of California, Berkeley until 2002.

Table of Contents

Preface to this edition Richard Eldridge; Preface to the second edition; The argument; Art and its objects; Supplementary essays; 1. The Institutional theory of art; 2. Are the criteria of identity for works of art aesthetically relevant?; 3. A note on the physical object hypothesis; 4. Criticism of retrieval; 5. Seeing-as, seeing-in and pictorial representation; 6. Art and evaluation; Bibliography.

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