Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, The
J Aesthet Art Critic
ISSN (printed): 0021-8529. ISSN (electronic): 1540-6245.
Established in 1942 by the American Society for Aesthetics The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism publishes current research articles symposia special issues and timely book reviews in aesthetics and the arts. The term "aesthetics " in this connection is understood to include all studies of the arts and related types of experience from a philosophic scientific or other theoretical standpoint. The "arts" are taken to include not only the traditional forms such as music literature landscape architecture dance painting architecture sculpture and other visual arts but also more recent additions such as photography film earthworks performance and conceptual art the crafts and decorative arts contemporary digital innovations and other cultural practices including work and activities in the field of popular culture. The Journal takes a theoretical and interdisciplinary approach to the arts and aesthetic matters. Its authors include artists writers and academics in the fields of philosophy English literature comparative literature art music theater and drama art history psychology law and related disciplines. The Journal and the American Society for Aesthetics also sponsor the biannual John Fisher Memorial Prize in Aesthetics in honor of John Fisher Editor of the Journal from 1973-1988. The Prize is offered to foster the development of new voices and talent in the field of aesthetics.
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