New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 1st Edition, 2nd Printing. Fine. Item #13067
BEAUTIFUL four-volume 1st Edition set. Four volumes complete.
The set surveys the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society, from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. Contributors as prominent as Arthur C. Danto and John Hollander provide descriptions of the major philosophers and artists whose works have impacted the study of Aesthetics; theories and trends such as Futurism and Postcolonialism; and concepts ranging from religion to obscenity.
Featuring 600 original articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, it is a comprehensive survey of major
concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts--from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture. Of special interest are in-depth surveys of Western aesthetics and broad coverage of non-Western traditions and
theories of art. The work includes cross references, bibliographies, and an index.
In Fine condition, with just a touch of dusting to top edges of text blocks. appears never used. As new and a superior edition.