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Introduction

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Preface and Introduction raise the question why most philosophers of art of the modern period have neglected the many ways in which we engage works of the arts and focused almost all of their ... More


Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Most philosophers of art of the modern period have concentrated their attention on engaging works of the arts as objects of disinterested aesthetic attention, and on the works that reward that modern ... More


The Social Practices of Memorial Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter initiates the discussion and analysis of five of the many different ways in which we engage works of the arts. The topic of this chapter is memorial art. It is commonly assumed that the ... More


The Memorial Meaning of the Mural Art of Belfast

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Present-day Belfast (Northern Ireland) is the site of hundreds of examples of public memorial art in the form of murals painted on the gable ends of buildings, on walls, etc. The art is polemical: ... More


Loss and Rescue, Help and Harm

Carolyn Korsmeyer

in Things: In Touch with the Past

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190904876
eISBN:
9780190904906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190904876.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The ways that artifacts are treated almost inevitably change them. Looting and vandalism damage, time causes breakage and wear, and even restoration can inadvertently damage something that one sought ... More


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