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The Resource Explanation and value in the arts, edited by Salim Kemal and Ivan Gaskell

Explanation and value in the arts, edited by Salim Kemal and Ivan Gaskell

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Explanation and value in the arts
Title
Explanation and value in the arts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Salim Kemal and Ivan Gaskell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Explanation and value in the arts, art historians, literary theorists, and philosophers explore the sources of interest in literature and the fine arts, the intimate relation between aesthetic and other values, the involvement of values in the explanations of works, and the determining role of power." "The first chapters consider the construction of value in works. Michael Podro analyzes the density or presence of the medium, arguing that explanations must account for this significance or fail to grasp value. Walter Biemel and Wayne C. Booth propose that philosophy and morality are crucial to aesthetic valuation. The following chapters examine the construction of value in the study of the arts. Mark Roskill looks at what "extra-aesthetic" considerations make particular works historically important, and contends that literature and art history invite distinctive criteria. Svetlana Alpers assesses the contribution of Panofsky, among others, to show how methodological commitments in art history import assumptions about value; while Gregg Horowitz argues that the study of works of fine art is something other than a merely theoretical enterprise of trying to grasp the nature of objects from the past. Questions of power underlie Jon Elster's contribution, an analysis of the nature of creativity, and Pierre Bourdieu's, a philosophical and sociological construal of the principles for an explanation of cultural objects. In the final chapters, Richard Eldridge and Noel Carroll take up this theme, examining the nature and role of ideology."--Jacket
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kemal, Salim
  • Gaskell, Ivan
Series statement
Cambridge studies in philosophy and the arts
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  • Aesthetics
  • Values
  • Arts
Label
Explanation and value in the arts, edited by Salim Kemal and Ivan Gaskell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interests, values, and explanations -- Fiction and reality in painting -- Franz Kafka : the necessity for a philosophical interpretation of his work -- On relocating ethical criticism -- Explanation and value : what makes the visual arts so different, so appealing? -- Is art history? -- Objectivity and valuation in contemporary art history -- Fullness and parsimony -- Principles of a sociology of cultural works -- Althusser and ideological criticism of the arts -- Film, rhetoric, and ideology
Control code
28966393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9780521419260
Lccn
93173150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1188952
Label
Explanation and value in the arts, edited by Salim Kemal and Ivan Gaskell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interests, values, and explanations -- Fiction and reality in painting -- Franz Kafka : the necessity for a philosophical interpretation of his work -- On relocating ethical criticism -- Explanation and value : what makes the visual arts so different, so appealing? -- Is art history? -- Objectivity and valuation in contemporary art history -- Fullness and parsimony -- Principles of a sociology of cultural works -- Althusser and ideological criticism of the arts -- Film, rhetoric, and ideology
Control code
28966393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9780521419260
Lccn
93173150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1188952

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