- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Perigee Books (24 Sept. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399531971
- ISBN-13: 978-0399531972
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Art as Experience Paperback – 24 Sep 2009
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About the Author
John Dewey (1859-1952), philosopher, psychologist, and educator, is widely credited as the most influential thinker on education in the twentieth century. He taught philosophy at University of Michigan, Chicago University, and Columbia University.
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The prose is lucid in parts but dull in others and at times the argument can be difficult to follow.
This is not a work to be studied thoroughly and then put back on the bookshelf; rather it is a work to be visited and re-visited like a well spring of ideas.
I still haven't got through the whole text, nor do I expect to any time soon. That said, it is deep, insightful, and frustrating.
Recommended to those with a good understanding of pragmatism and Dewey's work and ethos. Also worth reading in this vein are the works of Tom Alexander: he does a great job of explicating and indeed elaborating Dewey's views on aesthetics, experience, and action.
Would recommend to all artists, and individuals interested in the humanities.
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