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Art, Beauty And Creativity: Book by Shyamala Gupta

Art, Beauty And Creativity

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ISBN: 9788124601334    Publisher: D K Printworld (P) Ltd Year of publishing: 2012     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 464        Language: English
When the 18th century German philosopher, A.G. Baumgarten first
introduced' Aesthetics' as an academic discipline to deal with the
philosophy of beauty, he couldn't possibly have anticipated the
controversies...Read more
When the 18th century German philosopher, A.G. Baumgarten first
introduced' Aesthetics' as an academic discipline to deal with the
philosophy of beauty, he couldn't possibly have anticipated the
controversies that have lately been raised by logical positivists,
analytical schools, and even linguists -controversies questioning the
validity, the very legitimacy, of a philosophical inquiry into beauty,
art and creative processes. Notwithstanding the relatively more recent
usage of the term proper, Aesthetics has a millennia-long history:
beginning, in the West, with the old-world Greek philosophers, like
Pythagoras, Plato, and Aristotle; and, in India, with the Vedic
writings, more specifically, Bharata.
Dr. Shyamala Gupta's book is indisputably a painstaking effort trying to
chart the historical progression of aesthetics: both Indian and Western
-with focus not only on its evolutionary landmarks, but on its
important concepts and theories as well. Schematically structured into
two parts, Part 1 of the book examines the status of Indian aesthetics:
its theories of rasa and dhvani, and, besides these, of its world- view
of art. In its Part 2 are traced the development ofWestern theories of
art and beauty, together with their attendant issues appearing, from
time to time: from the days of ancient Greek philosophers to
contemporary thinkers. Additionally, the authoress also tries to show
how art is positioned vis-a-vis morality, science, sport and culture.
A comprehensive, meticulously updated perspective on aesthetics, the
book is sure to interest anyone concerned with the discipline: whether
as a specialist, a student or a general reader.

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