Art in Context: Understanding Aesthetic Value by David E.W. FennerArt in Context: Understanding Aesthetic Value by David E.W. Fenner

Art in Context: Understanding Aesthetic Value

byDavid E.W. Fenner

Paperback | March 25, 2008

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The various lenses—ethical, political, sexual, religious, and so forth—through which we may view art are often instrumental in giving us an appreciation of the work. In Art in Context: Understanding Aesthetic Value, philosopher David Fenner presents a straightforward, accessible overview of the arguments about the importance of considering the relevant context in determining the true merit of a work of art.

Art in Context is a systematic, historically situated, and historically evidenced attempt to demonstrate the importance of considering contexts that will, in the vast majority of cases, increase the aesthetic experience. While focusing on distance, detachment, aestheticism, art for art’s sake, and formalism can at times be instructive and interesting, such approaches risk missing the larger and often central issue of the piece.

Based on the findings of philosophers and critics, and on artwork throughout
history, Art in Context provides a solid foundation for understanding and valuing a work of art in perspective as well as within the particular world in which it exists.
David E. W. Fenner is dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the author of The Aesthetic Attitude and Introducing Aesthetics and the editor of Ethics and the Arts and Ethics in Education.
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Title:Art in Context: Understanding Aesthetic ValueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:March 25, 2008Publisher:Ohio University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0804011052

ISBN - 13:9780804011051

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