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Abhinavagupta

Abhinavagupta   Reference library

V. K. Chari

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Besides being an aesthete and a Tantric mystic, Abhinavagupta was a prolific writer and polymath. His fame rests chiefly on

Abhinavagupta

Abhinavagupta   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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(tenth to eleventh century), medieval Indian philosopher.

Besides being an aesthete and a Tantric mystic, Abhinavagupta was a prolific

Abject

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Barbara Creed

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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The conventional meaning of abjection signifies “a state of being cast off” or of feeling in a low or debased

Abstract Expressionism

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Caroline A. Jones

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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The art movement known as abstract expressionism was characterized by gestural and/or nonobjective paintings and direct-welded metal sculptures. Also known

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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The art movement known as Abstract Expressionism was characterized by gestural and/or nonobjective paintings and direct-welded metal sculptures. Also known

Abstraction

Abstraction   Reference library

Lucian Krukowski and Marek Wieczorek

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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This entry comprises two essays: Philosophical Perspective Contemporary Perspective

The first offers a philosophical analysis of the modern history of

Abstraction

Abstraction   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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In its aesthetic use, the term abstraction refers to a historical style, primarily in the visual arts, in which representational

Acoustics

Acoustics   Reference library

Alexander Rehding

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Acoustics, from the Greek akoustikón (pertaining to hearing), is concerned with the generation, transmission, perception, or effects of sound. Acoustics

Addison, Joseph

Addison, Joseph (1672–1719)   Reference library

Tom Furniss

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Joseph Addison published his most important contributions to aesthetics as essays in The Spectator, a daily newspaper that he

Addison, Joseph

Addison, Joseph (1672)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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(1672–1719), English poet, play-wright, and politician.

Addison's most important contributions to aesthetics were published as

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