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But Is It Art? An Introduction to Art Theory

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But Is It Art? An Introduction to Art Theory
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  • ISBN: 9780192853677
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In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples.

She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, along with the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art.

This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.

I know of no work that moves so swiftly and with so sure a footing through the battle zones of art and society today.--Arthur C. Danto

Profoundly refreshing and satisfying.... Freeland's energetic and engaging voice breezily guides the reader, while employing an astonishing array of examples to illuminate and activate her explications.--Don Bacigalupi, Director, San Diego Museum of Art

A vibrant study of a complex and contentious field of artistic endeavor and enquiry.... Lucid and thought-provoking.--Murray Smith, University of Kent

Freeland provides a unique and inclusive view of the past by discussing it from the vantage point of contemporary art.--Lucy R. Lippard, author of Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America
Autor FREELAND, Cynthia
An apariţie 2002
Editura Oxford University Press
Nr pagini 256
Dimensiuni 16.7 x 11.7 cm
Format Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: cynthia freeland