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Discerning Art: Concepts and Issues

George W. Hardiman and Theodore Zernich

This book begins with the statement that "it is probable that more nonsense has been written about aesthetics than about anything else." The reason is that any valid discussion of aesthetics must reflect two qualities -- artistic sensibility and a turn for clear thinking. This collection of papers by authors from Arnheim and Barzun to Weitz and Zernich is a testament to respect for and facility with both those qualities.