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Philosophy of the Performing Arts

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Philosophy of the Performing Arts by David Davies
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This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts. Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts Explores ways in which the ?classical paradigm? might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of ?performance art?

Author Biography

David Davies is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. He is the author of Art as Performance (Blackwell, 2004), Aesthetics and Literature (2007), and the editor of The Thin Red Line (2008). He has published widely in the philosophy of art on topics relating to the nature of art, artistic value, literature, film, music, theatre, and the visual arts.
Release date NZ
April 8th, 2011
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Pages
242
Dimensions
154x235x18
ISBN-13
9781405188029
Product ID
10050205

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