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By Kathleen M. Higgins,Shakti Maira,Sonia Sikka

ISBN-10: 3319438913

ISBN-13: 9783319438917

This quantity examines the factors at the back of rejections of attractiveness usually chanced on inside modern artwork perform, the place a lot significantly acclaimed artwork is intentionally gruesome and alienating. It displays at the nature and price of good looks, asking no matter if good looks nonetheless has a destiny in paintings and what position it could actually play in our lives usually. the quantity discusses the prospective “end of art,” what artwork is, and the relation among paintings and wonder past their traditionally Western horizons to incorporate views from Asia. 

The person chapters deal with a couple of interrelated concerns, together with: artwork, good looks and the sacred; good looks as a resource of pleasure and comfort; attractiveness as a bridge among the ordinary and the human; attractiveness and the human shape; the function of curatorial perform in defining artwork; order and creativity; and the excellence among artwork and craft. the amount deals a helpful addition to cross-cultural discussion and, particularly, to the sparse literature on paintings and wonder in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the wealthy culture of Asian aesthetics and the colourful practices of up to date artwork in Asia to Western discussions in regards to the way forward for artwork and the function of beauty. 

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