Design and Aesthetics: A Reader

Design and Aesthetics: A Reader

Language: English

Pages: 262

ISBN: 0415072336

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Design and Aesthetics: A Reader is a comprehensive student reader on design history and aesthetic theory. It includes contributions from many of the writers whose work has been foundational to these two fields, including classic articles by Raymond Williams and Roger Scruton, and newer articles which provide an overview of current concerns and debates.
The role of design in the world today has aroused much controversy. The first half of this book deals with the main arguments which have emerged from contemporary analysis of its role in the communication process. Essays focus on the question of absolute aesthetic standards versus cultural relativism, and the role of objects in cultural and social life. The second part turns to particular areas of design history, ranging from architecture and pottery to the history of dress. These two main sectors are prefaced by contextualising introductions by Jerry Palmer and Mo Dodson.

The Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant's Aesthetics (New Directions in Aesthetics)

Eye of the Painter & the Elements of Beauty

The Continuum of Consciousness: Aesthetic Experience and Visual Art in Henry James's Novels (American University Studies)

Art Matters: A Critical Commentary on Heidegger’s “The Origin of the Work of Art” (Contributions to Phenomenology)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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