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BEYOND SPECULATION: ART AND AESTHETICS WITHOUT MYTHS. Translation of Les Celibataires de l'Art: Pour une esthetique sans mythes (Editions Gallimard, Paris, 1996). Jean-Marie Schaeffer. Seagull Books, London, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 286 pp. with 4 ills. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9780857420428 In English.
Publisher's description: In his analysis of aesthetic relations, {the author} opens up a space for a theory of art that is free of historicism and capable of engaging with noncanonical and non-Western arts. By engaging with the ideas of Arthur Danto, Gerard Genette, Nelson Goodman, George Dickie and Rainer Rochlitz, and evoking a range of aesthetic experiences from Proust to King Kong to Japanese temple design, Beyond Speculation makes an original and engaging contribution to the development of the philosophy of culture.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 147713
Hardcover $35.00    

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