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Lesson Plans


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Terry Barrett (TBarrett)
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 09:47:05 -0800


I think a more interesting question is: What is the aesthetic
difference between an original and an exact and believable copy
(forgery) of the original? This question has been asked and answered
by philosophers (see Nelson Goodman, for example). As you have posed
your question, I think it would be very hard to build a compelling
argument for the aesthetic benefits of a reproduction.
Good luck. A question is a nice way to start the year.
Terry Barrett
Ohio State University

>>> Sheila Hoover <hoove004.edu> - 7/26/96 7:40 AM >>>
My classmate and I are planning for a debate in our 'Introduction to
Aesthetics in Art Education' course. The question we are
discussing:

Is viewing an original a more "full" aesthetic experience than
viewing a reproduction?

We are looking for support for the position that viewing an original
is the "greater" experience, as well as points to the contrary (to
prepare for our rebuttal).

Any information/perspectives would be greatly appreciated.

Sheila Hoover
Center for Interfacial Engineering
187 Shepherd Labs
University of Minnesota
612-624-8282 hoove004.edu