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Beauty

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ISBN-10: 0262512386

ISBN-13: 9780262512381

Edition: 2009

Authors: Dave Beech

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Beauty has emerged as one of the most hotly contested subjects in current discussions on art and culture. After more than half a century of suspicion and interrogation, beauty's resurgence in visual practice and discourse since the late 1980s has engaged some of the most influential artists and writers on art. From the avant-garde to the conceptual era, anti-aesthetic strategies have resisted beauty because of its perceived complicity with dominant systems and ideologies. Thus politicized and opened to critique, beauty, invoked in relation to contemporary art, no longer sustains a singular or universal meaning but is always contentious. Spanning a range of positions on beautyboth for and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English