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The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (New Directions in Aesthetics Book 31) by [Meskin, Aaron, Cook, Roy T.]

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"Regardless, though, considered as a whole, The Art ofComicsis an excellent collection and one which is likely to provokespirited debate and serve as a spur to further research withinAnglo-American philosophy (and philosophy more generally) into thissadly neglected art form. I, for one, look forward to these futuredevelopments immensely. To quote one of the greats in the historyof comics--excelsior!." (British Journal ofAesthetics, 1 October 2013)

"The Art of Comics would make a fine addition to anyundergraduate reading list, introducing as it does severalimportant notions in contemporary aesthetics." (TheJournal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism, 1 November 2013)

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The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical questions raised by the art of comics. The volume, which includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis, contains ten cutting-edge essays on a range of philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. These include the definition of comics, the nature of comics genres, the relationship between comics and other arts such as film and literature, the way words and pictures combine in comics, comics authorship, the "language" of comics, and the metaphysics of comics.

The book also contains an in-depth introduction by the co-editors which provides an overview of both the book and its subject, as well as a brief history of comics and an overview of extant work on the philosophy of comics.

In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a major contribution to the philosophy of art.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (14 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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Matt R. Lohr
3.0 out of 5 starsI think most people who are passionate about comics would define the medium (not to draw an exact equivalency) much like Justice
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John V. Karavitis
2.0 out of 5 starsWhat do you get when you have academics write about comics?
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