What Art Is Online


This online supplement to What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand (2000-2003), by Louis Torres & Michelle Marder Kamhi, features much new material--from further reflection on topics and issues dealt with in What Art Is to book reviews and other commentary--as well as brief excerpts.


Aristos (An Online Review of the Arts) / 2003 - present


Contents

[New material is now published in Aristos.]

Introduction

PART I - AYN RAND'S PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Chapter 1: "The Psycho-Epistemology of Art"
Chapter 2: "Philosophy and Sense of Life"
Chapter 3: "Art and Sense of Life"
Chapter 4: "Art and Cognition"
Chapter 5: Music and Cognition
Chapter 6: The Definition of Art
Chapter 7: Scientific Support for Rand's Theory

PART II - EXTENSION AND APPLICATION OF RAND'S THEORY

Chapter 8: The Myth of "Abstract Art"
Chapter 9: Photography: An Invented "Art"
Chapter 10: Architecture: "Art" or "Design"?
Chapter 11: Decorative Art and Craft
Chapter 12: Avant-Garde [and Traditional] Music and Dance
Chapter 13: The Literary Arts and Film
Chapter 14: Postmodernism in the "Visual Arts" [Duchamp, Pop Art,
Conceptual Art, Installation Art, Performance Art, Video Art, Internet Art, etc.]
Chapter 15: Public Implications [Government & Corporate Support, Art Law, Arts Education]
Appendix A: New Forms of Art
Appendix B: Artworld Buzzwords
Appendix C: The New York Times--"The Arts"
[Appendix D: "Arts, Briefly" at the New York Times]
Notes
Bibliography
Index