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Art theory for beginners

Author: Richard Osborne; Dan Sturgis
Publisher: Danbury, CT : For Beginners, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Paleolithic cave-painting to postmodernism, Art Theory For Beginners is a concise and entertaining survey of the major historical and current debates on art. Painters, theorists and philosophers are all included to show how the idea of art has developed over the last 5,000 years. Art is a visual representation of a range of concepts, stories and emotions, including curiosity, humanity, political statements, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Osborne; Dan Sturgis
ISBN: 9781934389478 1934389471
OCLC Number: 436158083
Notes: Originally published: London : Zidane Press, ©2006.
Description: 187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The word Art --
The Greeks --
Art and religion --
The renaissance --
The invention of art --
The industrial age --
The modern --
Late modernist art --
Identity politics --
Postmodernism --
Otherness.
Responsibility: Richard Osborne, Dan Sturgis ; illustrated by Natalie Turner.

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From Paleolithic cave-painting to postmodernism, Art Theory For Beginners is a concise and entertaining survey of the major historical and current debates on art. Painters, theorists and philosophers are all included to show how the idea of art has developed over the last 5,000 years. Art is a visual representation of a range of concepts, stories and emotions, including curiosity, humanity, political statements, and the Self. Art Theory For Beginners examines and explains the development of the different ways in which people study, interpret and appreciate art in its rich variety of forms.

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