Art theory : a very short introduction

Cynthia Freeland

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 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, alongside 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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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 Art theory : a very short introduction
著作者等 Freeland, Cynthia A
書名別名 But is it art?
シリーズ名 Very short introductions
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2003, c2001
ページ数 [xix], 158 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 9780192804631
NCID BA62038152
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス