Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson
Reviews and Awards
Winner of the Outstanding Monograph Award of the American Society for Aesthetics
"Parsons and Carlson admirably succeed in their starting goal of arguing for the importance of the look of functional fit in aesthetics. I believe this is a book that everyone interested in aesthetics should read." --Philosophy in Review
"P[arsons] & C[arlson] have done much to advance the debate about aesthetic appreciation in all realms. Their book is a must-read for serious philosophers of art."--Stephanie Ross, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"The book is an impressive achievement, and anyone who has wrestled with these issues will have much to learn from it.... the major achievement of Functional Beauty, which is to have reclaimed a central place for function in aesthetics by setting out a comprehensive and challenging proposal."--Larry Shiner, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism"