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But is it art? : an introduction to art theory

Author: Cynthia A Freeland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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From Andy Warhol's Brillo boxes to provocative dung-splattered madonnas, in today's art world many strange, even shocking, things are put on display. This often leads exasperated viewers to exclaim--is this really art? In this invaluable primer on aesthetics, Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are so highly valued in art, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many engrossing examples. Writing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Freeland
ISBN: 0192853678 9780192853677 0192100556 9780192100559
OCLC Number: 48236852
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 254 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 18 cm
Contents: 1. Blood and beauty --
2. Paradigms and purposes --
3. Cultural crossings --
4. Money, markets, museums --
5. Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls --
6. Cognition, creation, comprehension --
7. Digitizing and disseminating.
Responsibility: Cynthia Freeland.

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Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money,  Read more...

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