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The Resource Pleasure and the arts : enjoying literature, painting, and music, Christopher Butler

Pleasure and the arts : enjoying literature, painting, and music, Christopher Butler

Label
Pleasure and the arts : enjoying literature, painting, and music
Title
Pleasure and the arts
Title remainder
enjoying literature, painting, and music
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Butler
Title variation
Enjoying literature, painting, and music
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The arts direct us to intimate and particularized relationships - with the people represented in the works, or with those we imagine produced them. When we listen to music or look at a purely abstract painting, or when we drink a glass of wine, can we enjoy the experience without verbalizing our response? Do our interpretative assumptions, our awareness of technique, and our attitudes to fantasy, get in the way of our appreciation of art, or enhance it? As the book examines these questions and more, we discover how curiosity drives us to enjoy narratives, ordinary jokes, metaphors, and modernist epiphanies, and how narrative in all the arts can order and provoke intense enjoyment. Pleasurable in its own right, Pleasure and the Arts presents a sparkling explanation of the enduring interest of artistic expression."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Christopher
Dewey number
701.1'7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BH39
LC item number
.B86 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pleasure
  • Art
  • Literature
  • Aesthetics
  • Music
Target audience
adult
Label
Pleasure and the arts : enjoying literature, painting, and music, Christopher Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Jokes, Poems, Understanding
  • Emotions and Narrative
  • Beyond Words: Sensation
  • Beyond Words: Enjoying Abstractions
  • Beyond Words: Appreciation, Technique, and Form
  • Specificity, Fantasy, and Critique
  • Appendix on Beauty
Control code
56655965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199272488
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004303346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Pleasure and the arts : enjoying literature, painting, and music, Christopher Butler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Jokes, Poems, Understanding
  • Emotions and Narrative
  • Beyond Words: Sensation
  • Beyond Words: Enjoying Abstractions
  • Beyond Words: Appreciation, Technique, and Form
  • Specificity, Fantasy, and Critique
  • Appendix on Beauty
Control code
56655965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199272488
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004303346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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