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The aesthetics of rock

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Published by Something Else Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Music,
  • Philosophy and aesthetics,
  • Rock music,
  • Popular culture,
  • History and criticism,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby R. Meltzer
LC ClassificationsML3877 .M45
The Physical Object
Pagination346 p. :
Number of Pages346
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24799899M
ISBN 100871100371
LC Control Number76103106

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  The first three chapters of this book are probably some of my favorite pieces of philosophy, and certainly the ones (along with Cavell's writings on aesthetics) that got me to recognize my unexamined commitments concerning the ontology of art and to question whether there is such a thing as medium-specificity in the arts/5. Rhythm and noise: an aesthetics of rock User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Gracyk (philosophy, Moorhead State Univ.) analyzes rock as an art form in the liberal tradition, loosely basing his argument upon the later writings of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Aesthetics and Rock Art edited by Thomas Heyd and John Clegg. Rock art research, the study of paintings and drawings on rock surfaces made by peoples from time immemorial up to the present, is a field that is growing in importance in such disciplines as archaeology, anthropology, and art history. This book is the first treatment of the subject. But as with most writers on musical aesthetics, Scruton is un-reflective of the fact that this book is not so much an "aesthetics of music" as it is an "aesthetics of European art music" - certainly it is not "The Aesthetics of Music." Unfortunately, if one is interested in musical aesthetics and, following this interest, searches Amazon or any Reviews:

Product Information. This infamous book has enjoyed a lively underground reputation since its first publication in Richard Meltzer (a.k.a. R. Meltzer) took his training as a young philosopher and applied it with unalloyed enthusiasm to the lyrics, sound, and culture of rock and roll.   The Aesthetics of Music book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. What is music, what is its value, and what does it mean? Punk rock legend, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, award-winning writer, photographer, activist, and 4/5(5). Rock music--powerful, sensual, loud, and full of energy. It has changed the face of modern music. But what is its appeal and its significance within contemporary society, and what cultural values does it reflect? Peter Wicke addresses these issues and offers a stimulating and insightful study of rock music tracing the genesis and influence of this diverse aspect of popular music.5/5(1). Get this from a library! Rhythm and noise: an aesthetics of rock. [Theodore Gracyk] -- Describes what makes rock music rock. Argues that rock and roll is a performance style, and that it is distinguished by how it is mediated by technology.