In today’s art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy. Buy By Cynthia Freeland Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Cynthia Freeland (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. About the Series: Oxford’s Very Short Introductions offers concise and of subjects–from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.

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She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, Access arh the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society. Evil and the Appeal of Horror and co-editor of Philosophy and Film Very interesting read but the final chapter Digitizing and disseminating dhort quite dated in terms of the terminology used.

I know these are introductions but I think the tone of this one is lower than some of the other VSI’s.

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Is it possible for something to be art in one era but then not art in another era? Paradigms and Purposes 3: More or less every aspect of art is covered here, from what art is, to the value of art in society, to possible clues for the interpretation of art, and even the obstacles put in the way of female artists, and their battle to get on the same footing as their male counterparts. Chapter 7Digitizing and disseminating. The child in Spanish cinema Sarah Wright.

Selected pages Title Page. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. I was expecting a summary of the mostly French theory that has influenced thinking about art in the U.

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Nov 30, Kyle rated it really liked it Shelves: In this Very Short Introduction Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. See 1 question about Art Theory…. Painting, Feeling, and Making Sense. Cognition, Creation, Comprehension 7: This detracted from the feeling that this was veru and focused in places.

But is It Art?: Jun 06, Marita Mazanishvili rated it liked it. Account Options Sign in. I was expecting October magazine for beginners. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

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It also covered many different types of art in its examples, which was refreshing. Is this the same book as “But Is it Art”, by the same author? It made me curious to know more about the subject. What has your own experience of museums been like?

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Freeland also propels us into the nitroduction by surveying cutting-edge web sites, alongside the latest research on the brain’s role in perceiving art. Paradigms and purposes 3. It is too brief to examine any given theory with sufficient depth, but by being so brief, it is a quick read. Evil and the Appeal of Horror and co-editor of Philosophy and Film Trivia About Art Theory: Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls 6.

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Other books in the series. In today’s art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. Nov 17, Ed Hatfield rated it liked it.

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