New edition of Encyclopedia of Aesthetics available online.
20 May 2016The new edition of Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2nd ed., editor in chief Michael Kelly, Oxford University Press, 2014) is now available online at UC via Oxford Reference Online. Originally published in 1998 as the first reference work of its kind, the new edition has been considerably expanded to include over 800 entries surveying the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture and society, from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. There is now increased coverage of major philosophers and artists whose works have impacted the study of Aesthetics; theories, trends and movements such as Futurism, Postcolonialism and Primitivism; concepts ranging from religion to obscenity; and topics covering international aesthetics, modern aesthetics, new media like computer art, and areas like neuroaesthetics that were not thoroughly covered in the first edition. The new edition provides a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts – ranging from the visual arts to literature, music, film, television, popular culture, and national/cultural schools of aesthetics including French, German, Russian, Latin American, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Indigenous.