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Author Korsmeyer, Carolyn
Title Gender and Aesthetics : An Introduction
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (203 pages)
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Series Understanding Feminist Philosophy Ser
Understanding Feminist Philosophy Ser
Note Cover -- GENDER AND AESTHETICS -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Artists and art: a brief history of concepts -- Conceptual foundations -- The idea of the artist: ancient predecessors -- Art-making: individuals and groups -- Fine art and the modern concept of the artist -- Genius -- Expression theories of art -- Summary -- 2 Aesthetic pleasures -- The aesthetic -- Taste and beauty -- Burke on beauty -- Kant on judgments of taste -- Whose taste? -- Aesthetic attitude theories -- Feminist critiques of aesthetic perception -- Summary -- 3 Amateurs and professionals -- Education and training: who learns? -- Music -- Literature -- Painting -- Reassessing the past -- Summary -- 4 Deep gender: taste and food -- The five senses -- Pleasure sensuous and aesthetic -- Subjectivity and objectivity -- A defense of taste -- Food and/in/as art -- Summary -- 5 What is art? (Art is what?) -- Definitions and their contexts -- Art and anti-art -- Institutional theory -- Art as a mirror: Arthur Danto -- Feminist work and changing concepts of art -- Summary -- 6 Difficult pleasures: sublimity and disgust -- Mind and body revisited -- Sublimity again -- Luce Irigaray: sexuate subjectivity -- Disgust as an aesthetic response -- Disgust and abjection: Julia Kristeva -- Disgust: context and ambiguity -- Summary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Feminist approaches to art are extremely influential and widely studied across a variety of disciplines, including art theory, cultural and visual studies, and philosophy. Gender and Aesthetics is an introduction to the major theories and thinkers within art and aesthetics from a philosophical perspective, carefully introducing and examining the role that gender plays in forming ideas about art. It is ideal for anyone coming to the topic for the first time. Organized thematically, the book introduces in clear language the most important topics within feminist aesthetics:Why were there so few women painters?Art, pleasure and beautyMusic, literature and paintingThe role of gender in taste and foodWhat is art and who is an artist?Disgust and the sublime.Each chapter discusses important topics and thinkers within art and examines the role gender plays in our understanding of them. These topics include creativity, genius and the appreciation of art, and thinkers from Plato, Kant, and Hume to Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva. Also included in the book are illustrations from Gaugin and Hogarth to Cindy Sherman and Nancy Spero to clarify and help introduce often difficult concepts. Each chapter concludes with a summary and further reading and there is an extensive annotated bibliography. Carolyn Korsmeyer's style is refreshing and accessible, making the book suitable for students of philosophy, gender studies, visual studies and art theory, as well as anyone interested in the impact of gender on theories of art
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Korsmeyer, Carolyn Gender and Aesthetics : An Introduction London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415266581
Subject Feminism and art
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