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Ideas of Richard Wollheim, by Text

[British, b.1923, Studied at Oxford University. Professor at University College, London University.]

1968 Art and Its Objects
10 p.28 It is claimed that the expressive properties of artworks are non-physical
13 p.34 A drawing only represents Napoleon if the artist intended it to
21 p.52 If artworks are not physical objects, they are either ideal entities, or collections of phenomena
22 p.52 The ideal theory says art is an intuition, shaped by a particular process, and presented in public
23 p.56 The ideal theory of art neglects both the audience and the medium employed
32 p.82 Style can't be seen directly within a work, but appreciation needs a grasp of style
32 p.82 The traditional view is that knowledge of its genre to essential to appreciating literature
35 p.92 We often treat a type as if it were a sort of token
37 p.97 A musical performance has virtually the same features as the piece of music
37 p.98 An interpretation adds further properties to the generic piece of music
38 p.100 Interpretation is performance for some arts, and critical for all arts
43 p.115 A love of nature must precede a love of art
49 p.128 Some say art must have verbalisable expression, and others say the opposite!
59 p.158 If beauty needs organisation, then totally simple things can't be beautiful
60 p.159 A criterion of identity for works of art would be easier than a definition
92 p.92 Classes rarely share properties with their members - unlike universals and types