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Is everything that is beautiful art? If you recall the Brooklyn Museum Sensation exhibit as if it were yesterday this is for you.

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction – Cynthia Freeland – Oxford University Press

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Its major fault is also one of its major virtues. How is the cognitive theory of art different from the expression theory? If you have purchased a print title that contains an intoduction token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.


Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

It also covered many different types of art in its examples, which was refreshing. I enjoyed the chapter that discussed ‘the canon’ and problems with canons, as well as textile arts and how they relate to gender and repression, and the author’s comments on female artists and how their work is often downplayed fynthia being labelled ‘female’ Paradigms and purposes 3.

What sort of garden would or would not be a work of art? Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. She has published on topics in the philosophy of art and film, ancient Greek philosophy, and feminist theory. It intgoduction accessible, with good, clean prose and ideas presented in ways that a total beginner could understand. Is it possible to enjoy art from a religious perspective, even though you might disagree with that religion?

Cynthia Freeland University of Houston. Feb 13, Max Maxwell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Money, Markets, Museums 5. Arts and Humanities Archaeology. Science Logic and Mathematics. Anne Sheppard – – Oxford University Press. Note The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan.


Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Cynthia A. Freeland

You won’t get what you’re expecting when you read this book. I was expecting a summary of the mostly French theory that has influenced thinking about art in the U.

Many of the ideas within it have made me think, which is always a good thing. A basic overview of the art world up until Can you think of examples of artworks created in new media: But Is It Art? Jul 28, Maria rated it liked it Shelves: 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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