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Richard Wollheim's classic reflection on art considers central questions regarding expression, representation, style, the significance of the artist's intention and the essentially historical nature of art. Presented in a fresh series livery for the twenty-first century, with a specially commissioned preface written by Richard Eldridge, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, Art and its Objects continues to be a perceptive and engaging introduction to the questions and philosophical issues raised by works of art and the part they play in our culture and society. Wollheim's insights into theories of art, criticism, perception and the nature of aesthetic value make this one of the most influential works on aesthetics of the twentieth century.

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'This concise, elegant and wide-ranging book has established itself as an indispensable text.'

Source: London Review of Books

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Bibliography
Aesthetics and Language, ed. Elton, William (Oxford, 1954)
Aesthetics To-day, ed. Philipson, Morris (Cleveland and New York, 1961)
Collected Papers on Aesthetics, ed. Cyril Barrett, S.J. (Oxford, 1965)
Aesthetic Inquiry: Essays in Art Criticism and the Philosophy of Art, ed. Beardsley, Monroe C. and Schueller, Hubert M. (Belmont, Calif., 1967)
Aesthetics, ed. Osborne, Harold (London, 1972)
Contemporary Aesthetics, ed. Lipman, M. (Boston, 1973)
On Literary Intention, ed. Molina, David Newton-de (Edinburgh, 1974)
Philosophy Looks at the Arts, Revised edition, ed. Margolis, J. (Philadelphia, 1978)

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