We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
Aesthetics: Bolinda Beginner Guides | [Charles Taliaferro]

Aesthetics: Bolinda Beginner Guides

What is art? Why do we find some things beautiful but not others? Is it wrong to share MP3s? These are just some of the questions explored by aesthetics, the philosophy of art. In this sweeping introduction, Charles Taliaferro skilfully guides us through different theories of art and beauty, tackling issues such as who owns art and what happens when art and morality collide.From Plato on poetry to Ringo Starr on the drums, this is a perfect introduction for anyone interested in the fascinating questions art can raise.
Regular Price:$17.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Audible Editor Reviews

Most people at some point have encountered a painting or a photo and thought, "That’s not art". But when pressed to explain what art is exactly, we quickly clam up. This thoughtful and well-crafted introduction to the world of aesthetics aims to help listeners with that question and many more. Performed by Andrea Powell with her customary sophisticated and engaging delivery, this audiobook looks at everything from Plato to Ringo Starr in an effort to help listeners understand some of the most central questions surrounding art and the philosophy of art.

Publisher's Summary

What is art? Why do we find some things beautiful but not others? Is it wrong to share MP3s? These are just some of the questions explored by aesthetics, the philosophy of art. In this sweeping introduction, Charles Taliaferro skilfully guides us through different theories of art and beauty, tackling issues such as who owns art and what happens when art and morality collide. From Plato on poetry to Ringo Starr on the drums, this is a perfect introduction for anyone interested in the fascinating questions art can raise.

©2011 Charles Taliaferro (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (9 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.0 (6 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.0 (7 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sarah 03-04-13
    Sarah 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "GreatIntroduction to Aesthetics"
    If you could sum up Aesthetics: Bolinda Beginner Guides in three words, what would they be?

    Clear, informative, accessible


    Would you be willing to try another book from Charles Taliaferro? Why or why not?

    Yes


    What about Andrea Powell’s performance did you like?

    Very good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it did make me more aware of what areas of aesthetics are interesting to me and give me ideas of what i would like to look into more.


    Any additional comments?

    As an art student, I found this a very helpful introduction on the topic of aesthetics. It covers a broad range of artistic practices, painting, literature , film etc from both western and Asian context. Best of all it isn't full of the jargon and long incomprehensible words that has kept me from reading art literature in the past.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.