2008 · Amsterdam / New York
by Agassi, Joseph and Ian Jarvic
Amsterdam / New York: Rodopi, 2008. Softcover. VG (Ex-art library, with spine label, i.d. marks on book block edges and on outermost pages; interior pages are crisp and clean.). Turquoise & illus. wraps, 192 pp., no illus. The "first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E.H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an aesthetic aspect to anything whatsoever. They pay close attention to the social situatedness of the arts. Their aesthetics treats art as emerging from craft in the form of luxurious and playful challenge to the audience." (back cover).
(Inventory #: 157473)