3. Western Ideas about What Art Is

  1. Kathleen K. Desmond

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396010.ch3

Ideas about Art

Ideas about Art

How to Cite

Desmond, K. K. (2011) Western Ideas about What Art Is, in Ideas about Art, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396010.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178839

Online ISBN: 9781444396010

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Keywords:

  • Aesthetics;
  • Traditional Western Philosophical Positions;
  • Art Criticism Maps Meaning;
  • Some Western Art Theories and Ideas;
  • Developing Your Definitions of Art;
  • “works of art are embodied meaning”;
  • “cravings for generality”;
  • “sufficient and necessary conditions”;
  • “competitive contest”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Aesthetics

  • Traditional Western Philosophical Positions

  • Art Criticism Maps Meaning

  • Some Western Art Theories and Ideas

  • Consider This

  • Developing Your Definitions of Art