Aesthetics is one of the most vital and wide-ranging fields of philosophical inquiry.
This four volume set brings together both classic and contemporary writings to provide a comprehensive collection of the most important essays on the subject. All of the various artistic genres are addressed, with sections on film, dance and architecture as well as music, literature and the visual arts.
With a new introduction by the editor to guide the reader through the volumes, this major new work will provide student and researcher alike with key writings on aesthetics in one convenient, unique resource.
Volume I: History of Aesthetics Volume II: Aesthetic Theory Volume III: Issues and Challenges Volume IV: The Individual Arts
Critical Concepts in Philosophy is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.
Designed to meet research, reference, and teaching needs across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Major Works gather together the best and most influential work on particular concepts, subjects, and individuals. The collections assemble previously published articles from a variety of journals, excerpts or chapters from previously published books, and materials from other sources which together provide users with historical purchase on the concept, subject, or individual in question, as well as a thorough overview of current issues.