New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Third Printing. Hardcover. Four volumes, quarto size, 2216 total pp. Fine. Item #CNJL1775
An English language reference work devoted to "aesthetics", using a definition of aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture, and nature." The encyclopedia includes over 600 essays arranged alphabetically, covering about 400 individuals, concepts, periods, theories, issues and movements in the history of aesthetics; beginning with "Abhinavagupta" and ending with "Frank Lloyd Wright" and "Zhuangzi", with entries as diverse as "Ugly" or "Jazz". An essential reference for students of art and design belonging to a wide range of concentrations, with the work having been created to enable those engaged in the different disciplines to "articulate their perspectives on the field, thereby fostering dialogue and, where possible, constructing common ground without imposing consensus". The entries, contributed by well over 350 highly regarded writers in each field, read more as essays, thoughtful and insightful.
___DESCRIPTION: Four volumes (complete), bound in black cloth, stamped in silver with blue circle design to upper boards and backstrips, text in double columns, some black and white photographs scattered throughout; quarto size (11.25" by 8.75"), pagination: Volume 1: [i-vi] vii-xvii [xviii-xx] 1-521; Volume 2: [i-iv] 1-555; Volume 3: [i-iv] 1-536; Volume 4: [i-iv] 1-572, first edition, third printing.
___CONDITION: A fine set, each volume with the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; the set clean, crisp, as new.
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