Philosophy of art : a contemporary introduction
Part of the Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy series
Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students studying philosophical aesthetics.
It introduces the techniques of analytic philosophy, as well as key topics such as the representational theory of art, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of art, neo-Wittgensteinism, the Institutional Theory of Art and historical approaches to the nature of art.
Throughout the book, abstract philosophical theories are illustrated by examples of both traditional and contemporary art, enriching the reader's understanding of art theory as well as the appreciation of art.