Mahiriki Tangaroa has provided us with this excellent list of essays in art criticism, for those who want to deepen their understanding of and thinking about art.
Most of these are available as PDFs on the Internet, or you may reach out to Mahiriki on her profile page to obtain a hardcopy. Just leave word in the “Comments” section of her page.
Selected Essays in Art Criticism:
Leo Tolstoy – Art as the Communication of Feeling: From What Is Art?
Denis Dutton - Kant and the Conditions of Artistic Beauty
Denis Dutton - Why Intentionalism Won’t Go Away
Clive Bell – Art As Significant Form: From Art
David Hume – Of the Standard of Taste
Immanuel Kant – Analytic of the Beautiful
Jean Baudrillard – The Ecstasy of Communication
Monroe Beardsley – The Testability of an Interpretation
Kendall Walton – Categories of Art
Frank Sibley – Aesthetic Concepts
Ellen Dissanayake - Art as Making Special
George Dickie – What is Art?: An Institutional Analysis
Bohdan Dziemidok – Dickie’s Institutional Theory
James O Young – Artworks and Artworlds
John Brough – Who’s Afraid of Marcel Duchamp?
Blocks & Bender: Contemporary Philosophy of Art
– Art, Science, and Knowledge: Knowing the World Through Art
– What Sorts of Things Are Works of Art?