Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

"Encyclopedia of Aesthetics", published in 1998 by Oxford University Press, is an encyclopedia that covers philosophical, historical, sociological, and biographical aspects of Art and Aesthetics worldwide.

Most of prominent active aesthetics scholars, contributed to this work.Silvers (2000)] This encyclopedia aims to provide "a genealogy of aesthetics sufficient to integrate its philosophical and cultural roles, and that it contributes to a discursive public sphere in which multiple perspectives are articulated, dialogue fostered, and common ground constructed."

The only somewhat comparable work is 25 years older: "The Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas" (New York, NY: Scribner, 1973-74), which had articles on aesthetics and other key topics, written with an interdisciplinary approach.Review by Tom Riedel] There are other contemporary works that deal with the aesthetics universe, but "from within their respective disciplinary frameworks"; they are: "The Dictionary of Art" (New York, NY: Grove’s Dictionaries, 1996) and "Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy" (London, England: Routledge, 1998).

The Encyclopedia has a comparative perspective, it deals with the tradition of non western societies, and re-thinks the critical assumptions of western aesthetics.Review by Giuseppe Patella] Examples of such perspective are the entries: grotesque; Black Aesthetic, African Aesthetics, Caribbean Aesthetics, Chinese Aesthetics, Indian Aesthetics, Japanese Aesthetics, Islamic Aesthetics, Latin American Aesthetics; Tribal Art; [Dutton, Denis " [http://www.denisdutton.com/tribal_art.htm Tribal Art] " in "Encyclopedia of Aesthetics", edited by Michael Kelly (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).] Jokes, Camp, Play; Anti-Art, Situationist Aesthetics; Gay Aesthetics, Lesbian Aesthetics; Law and Art, Moral Rights of Arts, Cultural Property, Obscenity, Politics and Aesthetics, Morality and Aesthetics. The longest entry, 35 pages, is for Immanuel Kant.

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References

*Kelly, Michael (Editor in Chief) (1998) "Encyclopedia of Aesthetics". New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press. 4 voll., pp. XVII-521, pp. 555, pp. 536, pp. 572; 2224 total pages; 100 b/w photos; ISBN13: 978-0-19-511307-5. Covers philosophical, historical, sociological, and biographical aspects of Art and Aesthetics worldwide.
* [http://books.google.it/books?id=sHwYAAAAIAAJ Google books entry]
*On the article on Beauty: [http://enipal1.blogspot.com/search?q=encyclopedia+of+aesthetics]

reviews:
*from the "The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 58, No. 3 (Summer, 2000):
** [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0021-8529(200022)58%3A3%3C291%3AAOSGCA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-A Silvers, Anita] "I. Achievement of Stated Goals; Cultural and Philosophical Missions pp. 291-293 doi:10.2307/432111
** [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0021-8529(200022)58%3A3%3C293%3ASAB%3E2.0.CO%3B2-M Donougho, Martin] "II. Scope and Balance" pp. 293-295 doi:10.2307/432112
** [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0021-8529%28200022%2958%3A3%3C295%3AHAAC%3E2.0.CO%3B2-2 Davis, Whitney] "III. Historical and Art-Historical Coverage ", pp. 295-298 doi:10.2307/432113
** [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0021-8529%28200022%2958%3A3%3C298%3ATEAALT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-L Moore, Ronald] "IV. The Encyclopedia as a Learning Tool" pp. 298-302 doi:10.2307/432114

* [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-362X(200002)97%3A2%3C94%3AEOA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Q Budd, Malcolm] "The Journal of Philosophy", Vol. 97, No. 2 (Feb., 2000), pp. 94-99 doi:10.2307/2678448
* [http://agalmaweb.org/articoli2.php?rivistaID=2 Patella, Giuseppe] it icon
* [http://www.arlisna.org/artdoc/vol18/iss2/01.pdf Riedel, Tom] (Regis University)
* [http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/oup/aesthj/2002/00000042/00000001/art00083 Rowe, M.W.] "British Journal of Aesthetics", Volume 42, Number 1, 1 January 2002 , pp. 83-86(4) 10.1093/bjaesthetics/42.1.83
* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0422/is_3_83/ai_84192650 Woodfield, Richard] [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0004-3079(200109)83%3A3%3C559%3AEOA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-L] "The Art Bulletin", Vol. 83, No. 3 (Sep., 2001), pp. 559-563 doi:10.2307/3177243


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