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aesthetic attitude

aesthetic attitude  

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Overview Page
Subject:
Philosophy
The attitude of detached and disinterested, but engaged, contemplation often supposed to be appropriate to understanding the aesthetic value of a work of art. The centrality of an aesthetic attitude ...
aestheticism

aestheticism  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Media studies
1. An alleged social trend which involves an increasing personal concern with visual displays and/or a growing role for public spectacle in everyday life; typically a pejorative term. See also visual ...
aesthetics

aesthetics  

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Overview Page
Subject:
Philosophy
(Greek sense perception)Kant keeps the ancient Greek usage, in which anything treating of sense perception may be called an aesthetic. The word had earlier been restricted by Baumgarten to the ...
Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev  

(b ?c.1360; d Moscow, 1430).The most famous of Russian icon painters. The 600th anniversary of his birth was celebrated by Soviet Russia in 1960, but the date is not firmly documented and there is ...
Arabic Calligraphy

Arabic Calligraphy  

Arabic writing, alphabetical in type, belongs to the Semitic scripts; it has 25 consonants, three semi-vowels and three long vowels. Appearing under the influence of Syriac in the Christian Arab ...
architecture

architecture  

The term given to an organization's information technology platform, structure and process but increasingly used as a way of explaining complex marketing concepts and functions, for example ‘brand ...
Armament Culture

Armament Culture  

War has spawned some of humankind’s greatest achievements as well as its worst excesses. Its glories and tragedies have been celebrated in the epic poetry of Homer, the plays of ...
Art

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Rebecca M. Brown, Jessica Stephenson, Andreas Marks, Wendy M. K. Shaw, Rebecca M. Brown, William Chapman, and Jennifer Heusel

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
16,367 words
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2
[This entry includes seven subentries: Overview Art and Architecture in Africa East Asia The Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia... ... More
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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
16,627 words

[This entry contains six subentries: An Overview; Art against War; Art in Official Institutions; Artists as Peace Activists; War

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
270 words

In contrast with the genius of classical *Greece, Hebrew and Jewish creative talent was repressed by the strict

art

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
82 words
The most elusive of terms, its validity is only vouchsafed in cultures which admit to such a concept. Broadly speaking, the term ‘art’ in the visual sense can be applied to any ... More
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C. Janaway

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
642 words
The idea that various activities such as painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry have something essential in common belongs to a particular period beginning only in the ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

art and part in an accessory or participant in (by art in contriving or part in executing).

art for art's sake...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,309 words

Apart from formulaic phrases (for example, ‘black arts’, *‘Master of Arts’) or ones no longer used, the word ‘

Art

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
6,876 words

In everyday speech, people often make a contextual distinction between the words “nature” and “environment.” The environment is thought to

ART

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,888 words

The earliest written records of Judaism’s attitude toward art are found in the Bible. The passages concerning the building of the Tabernacle (...

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
4,903 words
Illustration(s):
2

This entry comprises two articles. The introductory article is a wide-ranging overview of art in human prehistory that discusses its

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
3,767 words

Only occasionally, and only indirectly does classical rhetoric touch on issues relating to pictorial art. When it does so, it

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
7,367 words

This entry contains two subentries: An Overview, Historiography

Art

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE)
Length:
6,160 words
Illustration(s):
1

The ancient Egyptians “depicted in their temples what was beautiful and how it was beautiful…it had long been recognized that

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