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AuthorOssowski, Stanisล{130}aw. author
TitleThe Foundations of Aesthetics [electronic resource] / by Stanisล{130}aw Ossowski
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1978
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Descript 416 p. online resource


This translation was made from the third edition of The Foundations of Aesthetics as prepared by the author (I ed. 1933. II ed. 1949. III ed. 1957. IV ed. in Works 1966). Some parts of the text were deleted from this translation such as references to examples which could not be understood by non-Polish readers (e.g. reminiscences about famous theatrical interpretations. theatrical productions dating back many years or references to literary characters which serve as specific examples in the consciousness of readers of Polish literature). Names and works of Polish authors cited in the text have been supplemented by brief information notes (the numbers referring to these footnotes have been differentiated by block parentheses). In the block parentheses in the author's footnotes the latest editions are given. Illustrations at the end of the book have been placed according to the order in which they would best serve to analyze the various topics. IX STANISLAW OSSOWSKI'S CONCEPTION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES The Foundation of Aesthetics is the first major work by Stanislaw Ossowski. Ossowski is well known to the English reader for his socioยญ logical works, and especially for his book Class Structure in Social Consciousness and the majority of his works deal with various theoretical and methodological problems of sociology. It should be stressed here, that the book in the field of aesthetics constitutes a turning point in his biography. in the process of changing his focus of interest from logic to sociology


Introductory Notes -- I The World of Shapes, Colours and Sounds in Direct Aesthetic Evaluations -- 1 Interpretation in Aesthetic Experiences -- 2 Sensory Qualities -- 3 Configurations in Space or Time Not Based on Qualitative Relations -- 4 Configurations of Colours and Spatial Forms -- 5 The Organization of Tones in Music -- 6 The Appearance of Real Objects -- II On Arts Reproducing Reality -- 7 Two Realities in Art -- 8 The Problem of Realism -- 9 The Mode of Interpreting Content and Relation to a Preconceived Theme -- 10 The Direct Beauty of the Reproducing Object -- 11 The Value of Reality Reproduced -- 12 Symbolic Art -- 13 โ{128}{156}Harmony of Content and Formโ{128}{157} -- III The Problem of Expression -- 14 Expressive Signs -- 15 Aesthetic Value and the Expressing of Psychic States -- 16 Two Concepts of Expression in Aesthetics -- IV The Foundations of Aesthetics -- 17 Nature and Art -- 18 What are Aesthetic Experiences? -- 19 Beauty and Creativeness -- 20 Art and Culture -- Supplement 1 On Subjectivism in Aesthetics -- Supplement 2 On Research Concerning the Origin of Art Artistic Creativeness and Sexual Life -- Supplement 3 The Role of the Social Milieu in Shaping of Public Reactions to Works of Art -- Supplement 4 The Educational Potentialities of Artistic Creativeness -- Index of Names -- List of Illustrations

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