The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism is published by Wiley on behalf of the American Society for Aesthetics, and it was first issued in 1942. The journal publishes current research articles that relate to studies of the arts and aesthetics in various disciplines, including philosophy and the sciences, as well as book reviews of relevant material. The variety in disciplinary approaches to aesthetics and art, as well as the diversity of the art being discussed, distinguishes this from other art-related journals. The journal includes work on both traditional art forms, such as painting and sculpture, as well as more modern and contemporary art forms that are largely technology-driven.
Here are some of my favorites from The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism:
How does the relation between human identity, integrity, and embodiment, as encountered in the field of film, evoke critical questions about what it is to be human?
The Impersonation of Personality: Film as Philosophy in “Mission: Impossible”
Finding a balance between a humanistic pluralism of meaning and a real semantic muddle, when a single word can have multiple associations.
Imagery: From Sensation to Symbol
What are the necessary conditions for a productive cultural style?
Style as a Gestalt Problem
Does the present pluralism of art mean the end of art history altogether or merely the beginning of a new phase?
Can Art Really End?