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The origins of aesthetic thought in ancient Greece : matter, sensation, and experience, James I. Porter

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The origins of aesthetic thought in ancient Greece : matter, sensation, and experience
Title
The origins of aesthetic thought in ancient Greece
Title remainder
matter, sensation, and experience
Statement of responsibility
James I. Porter
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Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first modern attempt to put aesthetics back on the map in classical studies. James Porter traces the origins of aesthetic thought and inquiry in their broadest manifestations as they evolved from before Homer down to the fourth century and then into later antiquity, with an emphasis on Greece in its earlier phases. Greek aesthetics, he argues, originated in an attention to the senses and to matter as opposed to the formalism and idealism that were enshrined by Plato and Aristotle and through whose lens most subsequent views of ancient art and aesthetics have typically been filtered. Treating aesthetics in this way can help us reveal the commonly shared basis of the diverse arts of antiquity. Reorienting our view of the ancient vocabularies of art and experience around matter and sensation, this book dramatically changes how we look upon the ancient achievements in these same areas"--Provided by publisher
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1954-
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Porter, James I.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DF78
LC item number
.P76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Greece
  • Griechenland <Altertum>
  • Greece
  • Griechenland
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Aesthetics, Classical
  • Matter
  • Senses and sensation
  • Experience
  • Arts, Greek
  • Esthetica
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Ästhetik
  • Kunst
  • Literatur
  • esthétique
  • art grec antique
  • Aesthetics, Classical
  • Arts, Greek
  • Experience
  • Intellectual life
  • Matter
  • Senses and sensation
  • Ästhetik
  • Ästhetik
  • Ästhetik
  • Wahrnehmung
  • Materie
Label
The origins of aesthetic thought in ancient Greece : matter, sensation, and experience, James I. Porter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 530-568) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Foundations : aesthetics, formalism, and materialism -- Aesthetic thought in antiquity -- Form and formalism -- Matter and appearances -- pt. 2. The nascent aesthetic languages of the sixth to fourth centuries BCE -- The rise of aesthetic reflection in the fifth century -- The evidence of Aristophanes and Gorgias -- The music of the voice -- The voice of music -- Visual experience -- pt. 3. Broader perspectives -- Sublime monuments in ancient aesthetics -- pt. 4. Aesthetic futures -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 607 p.
Isbn
9780521841801
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010018056
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607985693
  • (OCoLC)ocn607985693
Label
The origins of aesthetic thought in ancient Greece : matter, sensation, and experience, James I. Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 530-568) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Foundations : aesthetics, formalism, and materialism -- Aesthetic thought in antiquity -- Form and formalism -- Matter and appearances -- pt. 2. The nascent aesthetic languages of the sixth to fourth centuries BCE -- The rise of aesthetic reflection in the fifth century -- The evidence of Aristophanes and Gorgias -- The music of the voice -- The voice of music -- Visual experience -- pt. 3. Broader perspectives -- Sublime monuments in ancient aesthetics -- pt. 4. Aesthetic futures -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 607 p.
Isbn
9780521841801
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010018056
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607985693
  • (OCoLC)ocn607985693

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