Art Theory for a Global Pluralistic Age

The Glocal Artist

  • Steven Félix-Jäger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Steven Félix-Jäger
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  3. A Global Pluralistic Age

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
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  4. A Narrative-Hermeneutical Theory of Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 175-187

About this book


This book extends a theory of art that addresses the present era’s shift towards global pluralism. By focusing on extrinsic rather than intrinsic qualities of art, this book helps viewers evaluate art across cultural boundaries. Art can be universally classified by an evaluation of its guiding narrative, and can be understood and judged through hermeneutical methods. Since artists engage culture through various local, transnational, and emerging global narratives, it is difficult to decipher what standards are used for evaluation, and which authoritative body evaluates the work. This book implements a narrative-hermeneutical approach to properly classify an artwork and establish its meaning and value. 


Globalism contemporary art art theory humanities glocal analytic aesthetics pluralism

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven Félix-Jäger
    • 1
  1. 1.Assistant Professor and Chair of the Worship Arts and Media programLife Pacific UniversitySan DimasUSA

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