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Art Theory: a Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0192804634

ISBN-13: 9780192804631

Edition: 2003

Authors: Cynthia Freeland

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 4.37" wide x 6.85" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Blood and Beauty
Paradigms and Purposes
Cultural Crossings
Money, Markets, Museums
Gender, Genius, and Guerrilla Girls
Cognition, Creation, Comprehension
Digitizing and Disseminating
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