Copyrighting Creativity: Creative Values, Cultural Heritage Institutions and Systems of Intellectual Property [EPUB]
29 September 2016, 14:49
2016 | EPUB | 2.58MB
What is the relationship between creativity, cultural heritage institutions and copyright? Who owns culture and cultural heritage? The digital age has expanded the horizon of creative possibilities for artists and cultural institutions - what is the impact on legal regimes that were constructed for an analogue world? What are the tensions between the safeguarding of cultural heritage and the dissemination of knowledge about culture? Inspired by a three year research project involving leading European universities, this book explores the relationship between copyright and intellectual property, creativity and innovation, and cultural heritage institutions. Its contributors are scholars from both the humanities and the social sciences - from cultural studies to law - as well as cultural practitioners and representatives from cultural heritage institutions. They all share an interest in the contribution of intellectual property to the role of cultural institutions in making culture accessible and encouraging new creativity.
Aesthetics: A Beginner's Guide [EPUB]
28 September 2016, 00:29
2011 | EPUB | 2.1MB
What is art? Why do we find some things beautiful but not others? Is it wrong to share mp3s? These are just some of the questions explored by aesthetics, the philosophy of art. In this sweeping introduction, Charles Taliaferro skilfully guides us through notions of art and beauty around the world, tackling lively debates such as who owns art and how art and morality collide. From Plato on poetry to Ringo Starr on the drums, this is a perfect introductory text for anyone interested in the intriguing questions art can raise.
French Literature: A Beginner's Guide [EPUB]
28 September 2016, 00:28
2012 | EPUB | 1.16MB
Boasting one of Western culture’s oldest and richest literary traditions, French literature has long been a pioneer of style and innovation. From the farcical comedies of Molière to the torment of Baudelaire’s verse, it has inspired writers and artists everywhere throughout the ages. This comprehensive Beginner’s Guide tells French Literature’s compelling story from the beginning right up to today. Highlighting its distinct qualities, Carol Clark explores how the literary styles of different periods took shape and shows what we can gain from reading classic and modern French works. With translations and explanations of noteworthy extracts from celebrated writers, this is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to discover the delights French literature offers.