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Ideas about art

Author: Kathleen Kadon Desmond
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ideas About Art is an intelligent, accessible introductory text for students interested in learning how to think about aesthetics. It uses stories drawn from the experiences of individuals involved in the arts as a means of exposing readers to the philosophies, theories, and arguments that shape and drive visual art. An accessible, story-driven introduction to aesthetic theory and philosophy Prompts readers to
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Kadon Desmond
ISBN: 9781405178839 1405178833 9781405178822 1405178825
OCLC Number: 691205632
Description: xxiii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements. --
List of Illustrations. --
Preface. --
1. Public Opinion/Public Art. --
2. Non-Western Ideas. --
3. Western Ideas. --
4. Beauty. --
5. Expression & Aesthetic Experience. --
6. Art & Ethics. --
7. Political Art, Censorship & Pornography. --
8. Art & Economics. --
9. Feminist Art, Aesthetics & Art Criticism. --
10. Postmodern Art & Attitudes. --
11. Photography & New Media. --
12. (Re)Discovering Design. --
13. Art & Aesthetic Education. --
14. Artists, Art Critics, Art Historians, Curators, Museums & Viewers. --
References. --
Index.
Responsibility: Kathleen Desmond.

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This book will engage the serious reader of art theory with accessible language and interesting imagery and personal. (SchoolArts, 1 May 2014) This book provides many refreshingly-new ideas about art Read more...

 
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