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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An Introduction to Art Theory. Freeland’s energetic and engaging voice breezily guides the reader, while employing an astonishing array of examples to illuminate and activate her explications. A very good introduction to art theory. Smith and David B.
Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Many of the ideas within it have made me think, which is always a good thing. Chapter 6Cognition creation comprehension. She is also author of The Naked and the Undead: Aug 27, Ushore rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Aesthetics History of Aesthetics in Aesthetics categorize this paper.
See 1 question about Art Theory…. Nov 30, Kyle rated it really liked it Shelves: This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art intoduction is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art. This detracted freelwnd the feeling that this was purposeful and focuse I know these are introductions but I think the tone of this one is lower than some of the other VSI’s.
What does this mean in regard to specific examples? Is it possible to enjoy art from a religious perspective, even though you might disagree with that religion? Public Sculpture of Edinburgh: It’s the fast-track way to becoming the smart all-knowing art critic who will impress your friends on visits to the museum – without actually having to study for it. Gender, Genius, and Guerrilla Girls 6.
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Sign in to annotate. The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism. She has published on topics in the philosophy of art and film, ancient Greek philosophy, and feminist theory. May 25, Robert Boyd rated it really liked it Shelves: Sign in to use this feature.
Is it possible for something to be art in one era but then not art in another era? In today’s art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art.
Paradigms and Purposes 3: How is cynthla cognitive theory of art different from the expression theory? At first I thought the approach was too focused on artists introductoon specific examples, like ‘Piss Christ’, but as I progressed with it more interesting ideas to do with theory emerged.
I am not sure what happened here – another victim of my current problems with non-fiction. And all in very accessible language. Blood and beauty 2. Jul 06, David Maixner shprt it did not like it Shelves: Philosophical Perspectives on Art.
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. This is a nice primer. It is too brief to examine any given theory with sufficient depth, but by being so brief, it is a quick read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 20, Joanna added it Shelves: Why are art museums so popular today?
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Its major fault is freeladn one of its major virtues. I was expecting a summary of the mostly French theory that has influenced thinking about art in the U. Other editions – View all Art Theory: Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society.
It does seem to have been issued under another title earlier, presumably with the Plates referred to in the text. Whatever cnythia area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable. Sep 30, Kelly rated it liked it.
Art has got to be my most favourite subject of all time. What Blindness Brings to Art. Medical and Healthcare Law.
To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Kathleen Kadon Desmond – – Wiley-Blackwell. 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.
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.