Art as Experience

Front Cover
Penguin, Jul 5, 2005 - Philosophy - 384 pages
Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Art as Experience

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Best book on aesthetics ever. It is what it is. Read full review


The Live Creature
The Live Creature and Etherial Things
Having an Experience
The Act of Expression
The Expressive Object
Substance and Form
The Natural History of Form
The Organization of Energies
The Common Substance of the Arts
The Varied Substance of the Arts
The Human Contribution
The Challenge to Philosophy
Criticism and Perception
Art and Civilization

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

John Dewey (1859-1952), philosopher, psychologist, and educator, is widely credited as the most influential thinker on education in the twentieth century. He taught philosophy at University of Michigan, Chicago University, and Columbia University.

Bibliographic information