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Contemplating ArtEssays in Aesthetics$
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Jerrold Levinson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.001.0001

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Nonexistent Artforms and the Case of Visual Music

Nonexistent Artforms and the Case of Visual Music

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(p.109) 7 Nonexistent Artforms and the Case of Visual Music
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Contemplating Art
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Jerrold Levinson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0008

This essay has two parts. The first proposes some ways of thinking about the field of nonexistent arts as whole, in effect making some advance inroads into it. The second part tries to cast light on why certain artforms that seem eminently possible in fact fail to exist, through a case study of one such would-be art, that of visual music, i.e., a structured organization of coloured presentations in time, such as might be provided through the medium of colour film.

Keywords:   nonexistent art, visual music, coloured presentations

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