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The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Improvisation in the Arts

Type of publication Not peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Editors (non peer-reviewed)
Project Ontology of Musical Work and Analysis of Musical Practice
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Editors (non peer-reviewed)

Editor , Bertinetto Alessandro; , Ruta Marcello
Publisher Routledge, New York
ISBN 9781003179443
DOI 10.4324/9781003179443

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


Over the last few decades, the notion of improvisation has enriched and dynamized research on traditional philosophies of music, theatre, dance, poetry, and even visual art. This Handbook offers readers an authoritative collection of accessible articles on the philosophy of improvisation, synthesizing and explaining various subjects and issues from the growing wave of journal articles and monographs in the field. Its 48 chapters, written specifically for this volume by an international team of scholars, are accessible for students and researchers alike.  The volume is organized into four main sections: I Art and Improvisation: Theoretical Perspectives II Art and Improvisation: Aesthetical, Ethical, and Political Perspectives III Improvisation in Musical Practices IV Improvisation in the Visual, Narrative, Dramatic, and Interactive Arts