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Abject

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Barbara Creed

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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3,775 words
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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

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

Caroline A. Jones

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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4,787 words
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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

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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2,115 words
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In its aesthetic use, the term abstraction refers to a historical style, primarily in the visual arts, in which representational

Abstraction

Abstraction   Reference library

Lucian Krukowski and Marek Wieczorek

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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5,697 words
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This entry comprises two essays: Philosophical Perspective Contemporary Perspective

The first offers a philosophical analysis of the modern history of

Acoustics

Acoustics   Reference library

Alexander Rehding

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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3,706 words
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Acoustics, from the Greek akoustikón (pertaining to hearing), is concerned with the generation, transmission, perception, or effects of sound. Acoustics

African Aesthetics

African Aesthetics   Reference library

Barry Hallen

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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4,682 words
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In academic (Western) scholarship, the systematic study of indigenous African aesthetic criteria really just began during the last decades of

Alberti, Leon Battista

Alberti, Leon Battista (1404–1472)   Reference library

Mark Jarzombek

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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3,647 words
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Alberti wrote on a wide variety of subjects and in different genres including dialogues, plays, tales, and treatises. He took

Animal Aesthetics

Animal Aesthetics   Reference library

Jessica Ullrich

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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3,224 words
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Since its origins in the eighteenth century, the term “aesthetics” has often been identified with an exclusively human domain. Following

Animism

Animism   Reference library

Spyros Papapetros

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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“The immense domain one calls animism (Das ungeheure Gebiet…was man Animismus nennt):” this is how Freud introduces animism

Anthropology

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Susanne Küchler

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Anthropology’s relation to aesthetics is defined by the discipline’s methodological philistinism (Gell, 1992) as it questions how forms

Anthropology and Aesthetics

Anthropology and Aesthetics   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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From the time of its inception in the late nineteenth century until the rise of postmodern criticism a hundred years

Appropriation

Appropriation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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7,674 words
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To explain how artists have appropriated (that is, explicitly and accurately copied) work by other artists and presented it as

Appropriation

Appropriation   Reference library

Crispin Sartwell and Gloria C. Phares

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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10,450 words
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To explain how artists have appropriated (that is, explicitly and accurately copied) work by other artists and presented it as

Arab Aesthetics

Arab Aesthetics   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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1,054 words
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In keeping with the traditional exegetical and normative method of Quranic and philological sciences, early aesthetic thought in Islam pursued

Architecture

Architecture   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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12,219 words
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This entry contains only a few of the many essays on architectural aesthetics in this encyclopedia: Early Greek Aesthetics Italian

Architecture

Architecture   Reference library

Indra Kagis McEwen, Bissera V. Pentcheva, James S. Ackerman, Erika Naginski, Karsten Harries, David Goldblatt, Kristina Luce, and Aron Vinegar

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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25,690 words
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This entry comprises eight essays covering the history of (mostly) Western architecture: Early Greek Aesthetics Medieval Architecture Italian Renaissance ... More
Artist

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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9,305 words
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To explain the concept of the artist in the Western aesthetic tradition, this entry comprises two essays: History of the

Artist

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Catherine M. Soussloff and Joan Jeffri

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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10,280 words
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To explain the concept of the artist in the Western traditions of art and aesthetics, this entry comprises two essays:

Assyro-Babylonian Aesthetics

Assyro-Babylonian Aesthetics   Reference library

Zainab Bahrani

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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4,579 words
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This essay addresses Assyro-Babylonian aesthetic concepts in relation to the visual arts and architecture. It does not address literature, music,

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality   Reference library

Horea Avram

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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The term “augmented reality” (AR) covers a wide array of technologies and visualization systems that allow the perceptual overlay of

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