An Aesthetics Anthology (Hardcover)

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This book is a collection of insightful writings on aesthetics and Chinese and Western art by ZONG Baihua, one of the most esteemed scholars of aesthetics in China.
The 22 essays in the book dive deep into a variety of topics, including the aesthetic theory and aesthetic thoughts in ancient China and the West, history of Chinese art, Western classical art and art theory as well as Chinese poetics. The book explores different types of art in the Chinese and Western culture, ranging from the painting, Chinese calligraphy, sculpture, ancient architecture, music to the Chinese classic and modern poetry. Taking a comparative approach, the author expounds on the key elements of traditional Chinese aesthetic thinking and artistic conception and also elucidates the art theory in ancient Greek and Kant's aesthetics.
Presented in an engaging way and written in poetic prose, this title will be a must read for both academic and general readers interested in aesthetics, Chinese ancient art and art theory.

About the Author

ZONG Baihua (1897-1986), a modern Chinese philosopher, master of aesthetics, and poet, who taught at Nanjing University and Peking University, China. His major works also include The Complete Works of Zong Baihua and The Realm of Art.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781032437101
ISBN-10: 1032437103
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 20th, 2023
Pages: 312
Language: English