On Understanding Works of Art. An Essay in Philosophical Aesthetics

Author: von Morstein, Petra
Year:1986
Pages:275
ISBN:0-88946-326-3
978-0-88946-326-4
Price:199.95
Presents a theory of art according to which artworks represent kinds of experiences; also provides a philosophical understanding of the distinct peculiarities inherent in the experiencing of art.

Reviews

". . . a densely written, complex, systematic account of art. . . . attempts to resolve the paradox that while physical objects change through time, artworks do not." - The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

"...Von Morstein's theory of art is stimulating and insightful at many points. In the course of her argument she ably defends or puts a unique twist on many aesthetically important notions." - Dialogue