But is it art? : an introduction to art theory

Cynthia Freeland

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.

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  • List of Illustrations
  • 1. Blood and Beauty
  • 2. Paradigms and Purposes
  • 3. Cultural Crossings
  • 4. Money, Markets, Museums
  • 5. Gender, Genius, and Guerrilla Girls
  • 6. Cognition, Creation, Comprehension
  • 7. Digitizing and Disseminating
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Index

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書名 But is it art? : an introduction to art theory
著作者等 Freeland, Cynthia A
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2002
ページ数 xxi, 231 p., [8] p. of plates
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 0192853678
NCID BA60253595
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス