Category: Arts

Arts

The definition of art is controversial in contemporary philosophy. Whether art can be defined has also been a matter of controversy. The philosophical usefulness of a definition of art has also been debated.

Contemporary definitions are of two main sorts. One distinctively modern, conventionalist, sort of definition focuses on art’s institutional features, emphasizing the way art changes over time, modern works that appear to break radically with all traditional art, and the relational properties of artworks that depend on works’ relations to art history, art genres, etc. The less conventionalist sort of contemporary definition makes use of a broader, more traditional concept of aesthetic properties that includes more than art-relational ones, and focuses on art’s pan-cultural and trans-historical characteristics.

UCLA Arts Library

The Arts Library has more than 300,000 volumes in the fields of architecture, architectural history, art, art history, design, fashion and costume, film, television, photography, theater, urban design, and allied disciplines. More than one-third of these holdings are stored in the Southern Regional Library Facility. Reference assistance is available during reference hours, via e-mail, or…


Harvard Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts Library is the primary resource for the study of the history of art and related disciplines at Harvard University. Initially conceived as part of the Fogg Museum, the Fine Arts Library’s rich heritage and unparalleled collections provide a valuable resource for Harvard’s students and faculty, as well as for the greater art…


University of the Arts London – Library Services

A wide range of archives and special collections are held across the six colleges of University of the Arts London. More information about the collections held at the University can be found on the website for each College’s special collections (links are given below). A number of the collections and archives held across the University…


University of Texas Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts Library (FAL), a unit of The University of Texas Libraries, opened July 16, 1979. Its collections support research and instruction in the College of Fine Arts,which includes the Butler School of Music, and the Departments of Art and Art History, and Theatre and Dance. With the inclusion of the materials from the…