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Adrian Stokes 1902 - 1972: l i f e a n d w o r k
Site dedicated to Adrian Stokes, aesthete, critic, painter and poet, with preface by Stephen Kite and introduction by Richard Wollheim.

Weblog devoted to the discussion of aesthetics and art related topics.

Aesthetic Judgment
Philosophical theories about judgments of taste; from the Stanford Encyclopedia by Nick Zangwill.

Barry Hartley Slater gives an overview of this branch of philosophy explaining concepts such as sublime, representation, aesthetic value, and expression.From the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Aesthetics : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
Malcolm Budd's contribution on Aesthetics.

Aesthetics of Symmetry
A numerical rating system to judge the visual impact and aesthetics of various motifs operated upon by symmetrical transformations.

Mailing list for the exchange of ideas and information about aesthetics and philosophy of art.

African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning
University of Virginia exhibition site emphasizing the formal aesthetic aspects of the objects and the moral and religious ideas they express, beyond cultural boundaries.

Architectural Aesthetics
Aesthetic values explored at the University of Arizona in terms of balance, order, integrity and meaning.

Art and Imagination: Implications of Cognitive Science for Moral Education
Article by Jonathan Rethorst. Reviews the claim that art is good for the soul.

ArtLex - Art Dictionary
Reference material in art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art education. Definitions of thousands of terms, illustrations, quotations, and links to other resources.

Beauty and the Beautiful
A list of recommended websites that are concerned with the nature of beauty. Part of the F.M.'s Webhits directory.

Beauty in the Ear of the Beholder
An essay discussing Eduard Hanslick's theory of the musically beautiful, with links to further information and sound recordings.

Beauty Matters
Articles and teaching resources on aesthetics, visual art, fashion and the culture of beauty.

Bit-String Aesthetics
Describes the connection between aesthetics and binary number (structure of zeros and ones).

B-U-T, a Beauty Puzzle
Developing web brain, concerned with the puzzling myriad of aspects of the universal phenomenon: beauty.

Chenguang Lu
Theory of aesthetics based on dissatisfaction.

Class Home Page: Philosophy 361
Complete Philosophy of Art internet course at California State University, Long Beach. Includes e-texts and extensive links.

Contemporary Art Test
Criteria for determining quality in contemporary art. Links to Biddington's art business.

Developments in Indian Art and Culture
Explores the philosophical influences on Indian sculpture as well as the value system that created different criterion for expression in the Indian miniature.

The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings, and Ethics
Stanley Bates reviews this book by Jane Bennett.From Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

The End of Art
Discussion of "The Death of Art" theory at Frostburg State University Philosophical Forum.

The Infography - Aesthetics: Ethical Aspects
Sources for the study of the ethical aspects of aesthetics.

Japanese Aesthetics
Overview of the most important aesthetic ideas that have arisen in the course of the Japanese philosophical tradition. From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

John Berger Quotes
Quotations from the writings of the Marxist/humanist art critic, artist and novelist.

Jurate Macnoriute. Articles on Art Theory. Painting
List of articles on art theory by Jurate Macnoriute. Geometric art analysis, proportions, golden section, visual semiotics, painting, colours analysis.

Metaphysics and Art
Exploration of the classical and scholastic Philosophy of Art, and a discussion of modern art, especially Kandinsky, in the light of classical thought. By Dr. Piotr Jaroszynski.

On Connoisseurship
Art connoisseur Richard de Koster brings with various ideas about the role of the artist in society, based on a 1994 exhibition at the Boston Institute of Fine Arts.

Philosophy and Literature
Including ideas in the aesthetics of literature, philosophical interpretation of literature, and literary treatment of philosophy, hosted by Project MUSE.

Physics, Philosophy and Art
Describing 3 views on the world.

Roger Scruton's Books on Aesthetics
List of Roger Scruton's books including his books on aesthetics and synopsis of each.

Seven Discourses on Art by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Download the Project Gutenberg eBook of Seven Discourses on Art by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Terrain Gallery
Based on the philosophic principles of Aesthetic Realism, founded by Eli Siegel. Located in SoHo, New York City.

18th Century French Aesthetics
Jacques Morizot's entry examines the French junction between Enlightenment ideals and the teachings of taste. From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Exploring virtual reality and the philosophy of art, with methodology, biography, and essays on virtuality.

Thomas Becker's Philosophy about Music
Composer, Thomas Becker's ideas about beauty and quality in music.

Transcendental Aesthetics and Writing
Aesthetics in transcendental literature, including Emerson and Thoreau.

The Transhistorical Image: Philosophizing Art and its History
Daniel Herwitz reviews this book by Paul Crowther. From Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Trevor Pateman's Selected Works
Topics in philosophical aesthetics including imagination, formalism, beauty and Rothko.

WCP: Aesthetics and Philosophy of the Arts
The Paideia Project: Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy. Archive of contributed papers in Aesthetics and Philosophy of the Arts.


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