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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Freeland, Cynthia A.
But is it art?
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001269145
(OCoLC)45439391
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Freeland
ISBN: 9780191593772 019159377X 1299441947 9781299441941
OCLC Number: 836864197
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 231 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), ports.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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