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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199747108
Published online August 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199747115 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199747108.001.0001
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Abhinavagupta

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3007 words.

Besides being an aesthete and a Tantric mystic, Abhinavagupta was a prolific writer and polymath. His fame rests chiefly on

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Abject

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3775 words.

The conventional meaning of abjection signifies “a state of being cast off” or of feeling in a low or debased

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Abstract Expressionism

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4787 words.

The art movement known as abstract expressionism was characterized by gestural and/or nonobjective paintings and direct-welded metal sculptures. Also known

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Abstraction

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 5697 words.

This entry comprises two essays: Philosophical Perspective Contemporary Perspective

The first offers a philosophical analysis of the modern history of

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Acousmatic

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 6 words.

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Acoustics

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3706 words.

Acoustics, from the Greek akoustikón (pertaining to hearing), is concerned with the generation, transmission, perception, or effects of sound. Acoustics

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Addison, Joseph (1672–1719)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4605 words.

Joseph Addison published his most important contributions to aesthetics as essays in The Spectator, a daily newspaper that he

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Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 15252 words.

This entry comprises five separate essays that clarify and contextualize Adorno’s aesthetic theory and analyze its legacy: Survey of Thought

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Aesthesis/Aisthesis

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 10 words.

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Aesthetic Attitude

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4 words.

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Aesthetic Computing

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Aesthetic Education

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Aesthetic Qualities

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Aestheticism

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 8688 words.

This entry comprises two essays: Overview Philosophical Critique

The first essay explains the history of aestheticism within modern art, while

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Aestheticization

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 5 words.

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Affect

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African Aesthetics

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4682 words.

In academic (Western) scholarship, the systematic study of indigenous African aesthetic criteria really just began during the last decades of

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African-American Aesthetics

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Agamben, Giorgio (1942)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3834 words.

Agamben works in the fields of literary and aesthetic theory, philosophical anthropology, and political philosophy; he is editor of the

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Aisthesis

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January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 10 words.

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