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But is it art? : an introduction to art theory /

by Freeland, Cynthia A [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: xxi, 231 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780192100559; 9780192853677 (pbk.); 0192100556; 0192853678 (pbk.).Subject(s): Art criticism | Art and society | Aesthetics | Art -- PhilosophyOnline resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information
Contents:
Introduction -- Blood and beauty -- Paradigms and purposes -- Cultural crossings -- Money, markets, museums -- Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls -- Cognition, creation, comprehension -- Digitizing and diseminating -- Conclusion.
Review: "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 arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, along with the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art." "This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and will prove an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art."--BOOK JACKET. List(s) this item appears in: Art History & Theory 1.2
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Book Book Main library Non-fiction TH FRE 2001 (Browse shelf) 1 Available Donated by Margaret Piper 2014-1573
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-221) and index.

Introduction -- Blood and beauty -- Paradigms and purposes -- Cultural crossings -- Money, markets, museums -- Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls -- Cognition, creation, comprehension -- Digitizing and diseminating -- Conclusion.

"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 arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, along with the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art." "This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and will prove an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art."--BOOK JACKET.

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Art theory : by Freeland, Cynthia A. ©2003

Oxford University Press, (Oxford :) 158 p. : ill., ports. ; 18 cm.