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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

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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

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Alexander Rehding

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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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

Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund

Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund   Reference library

Lambert Zuidervaart, Christoph Menke, Josef Früchtl, Stephen Hinton, and Tom Huhn

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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This entry comprises five separate essays that clarify and contextualize Adorno’s aesthetic theory and analyze its legacy: Survey of Thought

Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund

Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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This entry comprises five separate essays that clarify and contextualize Adorno's aesthetic theory: Survey of Thought Adorno's Dialectic of Appearance

Aestheticism

Aestheticism   Reference library

Linda Dowling and Michalle Gal

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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This entry comprises two essays: Overview Philosophical Critique

The first essay explains the history of aestheticism within modern art, while

Aestheticism

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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A complex movement of artistic reform within later Victorian culture, culminating around 1875–1885, Aestheticism began by emphasizing the power

African Aesthetics

African Aesthetics   Reference library

Barry Hallen

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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In academic (Western) scholarship, the systematic study of indigenous African aesthetic criteria really just began during the last decades of

African Aesthetics

African Aesthetics   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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In academic (Western) scholarship, the systematic study of indigenous African aesthetic criteria really just began during the last decades of

Agamben, Giorgio

Agamben, Giorgio (1942)   Reference library

Julia Ng

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Agamben works in the fields of literary and aesthetic theory, philosophical anthropology, and political philosophy; he is editor of the

Alberti, Leon Battista

Alberti, Leon Battista (1404–1472)   Reference library

Mark Jarzombek

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Alberti wrote on a wide variety of subjects and in different genres including dialogues, plays, tales, and treatises. He took

Alberti, Leon Battista

Alberti, Leon Battista (1404)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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(1404–1472), humanist of the fifteenth century.

Alberti wrote on a wide variety of subjects and in

Aleatoric Processes

Aleatoric Processes   Reference library

Yayoi Uno Everett

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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The Latin root for alea is a dice game: it represents an act of introducing elements of uncertainty in outcome

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