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But is it art? : an introduction to art theory

Author: Cynthia A Freeland
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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"In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Freeland, Cynthia A.
But is it art?
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606485256
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Freeland
ISBN: 0192100556 9780192100559 9780192853677 0192853678
OCLC Number: 45439391
Description: xxi, 231 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 18 cm
Contents: 1 Blood and beauty 1 --
2 Paradigms and purposes 30 --
3 Cultural crossings 60 --
4 Money, markets, museums 90 --
5 Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls 122 --
6 Cognition, creation, comprehension 148 --
7 Digitizing and disseminating 177.
Responsibility: Cynthia Freeland.
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