The Philosophy of Art: An Introduction
Published December 2011
"Gracyk anchors his discussion at every turn with a wide range of examples ... students will be challenged and stimulated by many of the open-ended, imaginative exercises ... [A]s introductory survey discussions go, this is an excellent one--concise, clear, and comprehensive"
Sally Markowitz, Teaching Philosophy review
"Gracyk's Philosophy of Art mingles deft presentation of philosophical positions with insightful examples of artworks that illustrate or challenge those positions. This clear and methodical introduction considers fine art as well as popular culture, and the text is interspersed with thought-provoking exercises. An excellent read for students and professionals alike."
Carolyn Korsmeyer, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
"Gracyk's book introduces classical questions in philosophy of art and fresh contemporary issues that will capture the interest of undergraduates. Written in a clear, accessible style, it is replete with examples drawn from the fine arts and popular culture. Gracyk succeeds in being both rigorous and engaging. Highly recommended."
James O. Young, University of Victoria
"With its fresh and even-handed approach to the most recent developments, its delightful use of example, and its clean prose, this book is the perfect introduction to how to use philosophy to think clearly, creatively, and deeply about art and the aesthetic."
Dominic McIver Lopes, University of British Columbia
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