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Why have people thought it important to separate out a group of objects and call them ‘art’? Is it inappropriate to think of something as art when its creator would not have considered it in that way? Are the concepts of art and the aesthetic elitist? Can we ever understand an artwork or be objective about it? This Reader offers an important new resource for answering such questions, combining classic accounts of the nature of aesthetics with the latest approaches to the subject. With its valuable multicultural perspectives, not confined to the consideration of fine art, it focuses on questions that examine why art and the aesthetic matter to us and how perceivers participate in and contribute to the experience of appreciating a work of art. Including articles ranging from Aristotle and Xie-He to Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, Michael Baxandall and Susan Sontag, this Reader is unique in providing both Western and non-Western responses to aesthetics.