Criticizing Art Understanding the Contemporary

ISBN-10: 076741165X
ISBN-13: 9780767411653
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
Authors: Terry Barrett
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Book details

List price: $50.31
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/3/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
About Art Criticism
Love and Hate
Critical Arrogance and Humility
Difficult Criticism
Critics and Artists
Critics and Audiences
The Diversity of Critics
Critics and the Art Market
The History of Art Criticism
Some Critics Past and Present
Giorgio Vasari
Denis Diderot
Charles Baudelaire
Clement Greenberg
Lawrence Alloway
Hilton Kramer
Arlene Raven
Lucy Lippard
Criticism: A Definition
Criticizing Criticism (and Critics)
The Value of Criticism
Theory and Art Criticism
Modernity and Postmodernity
Modernist Aesthetics and Criticism
Postmodernist Aesthetics and Criticism
Feminist Aesthetics and Criticism
Multiculturalist Aesthetics and Criticism
Queer Theory
Conclusion
Describing Art
Subject Matter
Medium
Form
Painting: Leon Golub
Sculpture: Deborah Butterfield
Glass: Dale Chihuly
Performance Art: Laurie Anderson
Video: Bill Viola
Installations: Ann Hamilton
A Summary and Conclusions About Description
Lively Writing
Internal and External Sources of Information
Truthful Descriptions
Interpreting Art
Interpreting the Photographs of William Wegman
Interpreting the Work of Jenny Holzer
Interpreting the Paintings of Elizabeth Murray
Principles of Interpretation
Judging Art
Judging Frida Kahlo's Paintings
Peter Plagens
Hayden Herrera
Other Critics and Kahlo
Judging Martin Puryear's Sculptures
Judging Romare Bearden's Collages
Examples of Negative Judgments
Opposite Judgments of the Same Work
Appraisals, Reasons, and Criteria
Traditional Criteria
Realism
Expressionism
Formalism
Instrumentalism
Other Criteria
Choosing Among Criteria
Judging Art: A Summary
Writing and Talking About Art
Writing Art Criticism
Choosing What to Write About
Describing
Interpreting
Judging
Considering Assumptions
Technicalities and Procedures of Writing
Selecting a Style Manual
Determining Word Count
Identifying Your Audience
Getting Started
Taking Notes
Avoiding Plagiarism
Making an Outline
Writing
Rewriting
Common Errors and Writing Recommendations
Editing
Adhering to Deadlines
Using a Word Processor
Examples of Students' Writing
Talking About Works of Art
Casual Conversation About Art
Organized Talk About Art
Criticizing Works in the Public Domain
General Recommendations for Good Group Discussions
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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