The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Cover image for Vol. 72 Issue 4

Edited By: Robert Stecker and Theodore Gracyk

Online ISSN: 1540-6245

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The American Society for Aesthetics, an association for  aesthetics, criticism, and the theory of the arts, was founded in 1942 to promote study, research, discussion, and publication in aesthetics. 'Aesthetics,' in this connection, is understood to include all studies of the arts and related types of experience from a philosophic, scientific, or other theoretical standpoint, including those of psychology, sociology, anthropology, cultural history, art criticism, and education. The 'arts' are taken to include not only the traditional forms such as music, literature, landscape architecture, dance, painting, architecture, sculpture, and other visual arts, but also more recent additions such as photography, film, earthworks, performance and conceptual art, the crafts and decorative arts,  contemporary digital innovations, and other cultural practices, including work and activities in the field of popular culture.

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