Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.
Author: John Dewey
Category: Political Science
Artists today are smugglers. Recycling both real and fictional images, their proposals are no longer artworks or even art objects, but rather situations to be lived, put to the test and experimented with collectively. Analyzing contemporary art works as authorless 'hyper-artworks', post-colonial critic and theorist Ackbar Abbas argues that narration emerges as a potent aesthetic force and that all forms of documentation are themselves interpretations open to new and multiple readings.
art as experience
Author: Paul Ardenne,Pascal Beausse,Laurent Goumarre
Publisher: Dis Voir Editions
Focuses on the multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives of the concept of experience, and evaluates its cultural value as it is used in science, religion, epistemology, philosophy, and art.
Author: Ananta Charana Sukla
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Thomas Alexander shows that the primary, guiding concern of Dewey’s philosophy is his theory of aesthetic experience. He directly challenges those critics, most notably Stephen Pepper and Benedetto Croce, who argued that this area is the least consistent part of Dewey’s thought. The author demonstrates that the fundamental concept in Dewey’s system is that of “experience” and that paradigmatic treatment of experience is to be found in Dewey’s analysis of aesthetics and art. The confusions resulting from the neglect of this orientation have led to prolonged misunderstandings, eventual neglect, and unwarranted popularity for ideas at odds with the genuine thrust of Dewey’s philosophical concerns. By exposing the underlying aesthetic foundations of Dewey’s philosophy, Alexander aims to rectify many of these errors, generating a fruitful new interest in Dewey.
The Horizons of Feeling
Author: Thomas M. Alexander
Publisher: SUNY Press
John Dewey (1859-1952) was a major figure of the American cultural and intellectual landscape in the first half of the twentieth century. The contributors to this Companion examine the wide range of Dewey's thought and provide a critical evaluation of his philosophy and its lasting influence.
Author: Molly Cochran
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A unique book that combines an appreciation of Aboriginal art with contemporary theoretical concerns. On one level it is a beautifully illustrated book about contemporary Aboriginal art from the Central Desert of Australia, which has become immensely popular in the world’s art markets. At the same time the book will draw on various theoretical considerations as it attempts to define, explain and understand this art.
central desert art as experience
Author: Jennifer Loureide Biddle
Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
Author: Lothar Bredella
Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
Category: Comparative literature
Josef Albers (1888-1976) was both a pioneer of abstract art and an enormously influential teacher and theorist of art pedagogy. In the work he made at the Bauhaus and--following his emigration from Germany to the U.S.--at Black Mountain College and Yale University, Albers strived for economy of line and clarity of articulation, and he developed his pedagogy along similarly rigorous lines. At Black Mountain College, Albers encountered the educational theories of the great American philosopher John Dewey, who emphasized the importance of context and experience in education, and whose famous statement on aesthetics, "Art as Experience," was published the year after Albers arrived in the U.S. In 1963, Albers published the profoundly influential book "Interaction of Color." Subsequently translated into 12 languages, it continues to be used in classrooms and studios worldwide. "Josef Albers: Art as Experience" looks at the relationship between Albers' pragmatic (and Pragmatist) teaching and his art, presenting previously unseen works by Albers' students from the Bauhaus and elsewhere, along with little-known studies and other art by Albers himself, and reveals the vibrancy and extraordinary impact of Josef Albers' groundbreaking pedagogical methods.
the teaching methods of a Bauhaus master
Author: Josef Albers,Michael Beggs
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
"This book, with its attention to literature and the visual arts as well as traditional non-fiction sources, provides a distinctive, wide-ranging exploration of utopia and education. Utopia is examined not as a model of social perfection but as an active, ongoing, imaginative educational process the building of better worlds"--
Education, Art, and Utopia
Author: Peter Roberts,D. John Freeman-Moir
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The development of Greek sculpture, architecture, and painting during the Classical period is examined within a social and cultural context
Author: Jerome Jordan Pollitt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Wie viele Präsentationen haben Sie in Ihrem Berufsleben bereits verfolgt? Und Hand aufs Herz: Wie viele davon haben einen bleibenden Eindruck bei Ihnen hinterlassen? Wirklich gute Präsentationen sind noch immer die Ausnahme, denn nur selten werden die Möglichkeiten dieses Mediums optimal genutzt. Wer sein Publikum nachhaltig überzeugen möchte, muss seine Ideen verdichten und in stimmige Bilder umsetzen. slide:ology setzt hier an und führt Sie in die Kunst des visuellen Erzählens ein. Die Autorin Nancy Duarte weiß, wovon sie spricht: Sie leitet Duarte Design, das Unternehmen, das unter anderem die Slide-Show in Al Gores Oscar-prämiertem Film Eine unbequeme Wahrheit entwickelt hat. In slide:ology gewährt sie tiefe Einblicke in ihr umfangreiches Wissen als Designerin. Anhand von Fallstudien bringt sie Ihnen darüber hinaus die Visualisierungsstrategien einiger der erfolgreichsten Unternehmen der Welt nahe. slide:ology zeigt Ihnen unter anderem, wie Sie: - Ihr Publikum gezielt ansprechen - Ihre Ideen auf den Punkt bringen und ein stimmiges Design entwickeln - Ihre Aussagen mit Farben, Bildern und prägnantem Text unterstützen - Grafiken erstellen, die Ihren Zuhörern das Verständnis erleichtern - Präsentationstechnologien optimal nutzen
Author: Nancy Duarte
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Category: Business & Economics
This anthology has been significantly expanded for this edition to include a wider range of contemporary issues. The most important addition is a new section on multicultural theory, including important and controversial selections ranging from discussions of art in other cultures to discussions of the appropriation of nonWestern art in Western cultures. The material from Kant's Critique of Judgment has been expanded to include his writing on aesthetical ideas and the sublime. The selections from Derrida have been updated and considerably expanded for this edition, primarily from The Truth in Painting. One of Derrida's most interesting provocations has also been added, his letter to Peter Eisenman on architecture. In addition, the section on feminist theory now includes a chapter from Irigaray's Speculum of the Other Woman. The anthology includes the most important writings on the theory of art in the Western tradition, including selections from Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche; the most important philosophical writings of the last hundred years on the theory of art, including selections from Collingwood, Langer, Goodman, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty; contemporary Continental writings on art and interpretation, including selections from Gadamer, Ricoeur, Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault; also writings on the psychology of art by Freud and Jung, from the Frankfurt School by Benjamin, Adorno, and Marcuse, in feminist theory, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. The anthology also includes twentieth-century writings by artists including discussions of futurism, suprematism, and conceptual art.
An Anthology of Aesthetic Theory, Third Edition
Author: Stephen David Ross
Publisher: SUNY Press
Donald Capps and John Capps'sJames and Dewey on Belief and Experiencejuxtaposes the key writings of two philosophical superstars. As fathers of Pragmatism, America's unique contribution to world philosophy, their work has been enormously influential, and remains essential to any understanding of American intellectual history. In these essays, you'll find William James deeply embroiled in debates between religion and science. Combining philosophical charity with logical clarity, he defended the validity of religious experience against crass forms of scientism. Dewey identified the myriad ways in which supernatural concerns distract religious adherents from pressing social concerns, and sought to reconcile the tensions inherent in science's dual embrace of common sense And The aesthetic.James and Dewey on Belief and Experienceis divided into two sections: The former showcases James, The latter is devoted to Dewey. Two transitional passages in which each reflects on the work of the other bridge these two main segments. Together, The sections offer a unique perspective on the philosophers' complex relationship of influence and interdependence. An editors' introduction provides biographical information about both men, An overview of their respective philosophical orientations, a discussion of the editorial process, and a brief commentary on each of the selections. Comparing what these foremost pragmatists wrote on both themes illumines their common convictions regarding the nature of philosophical inquiry and simultaneously reveals what made each a distinctive thinker.
Author: William James,John Dewey,John M. Capps,Donald Capps
Publisher: University of Illinois Press