But Is It Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory

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OUP Oxford, 7 de febr. 2002 - 254 pàgines
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 is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.
 

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Revisió d'Usuari  - stillatim - LibraryThing

A very easy to read overview of a few art theories (bad on Kant; okay on Hume; good on feminism/ritual theory), and Freeland's chosen theory is a solid one as far as it goes. She has Dewey's idea that ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

Review: But is It Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory

Revisió d'Usuari  - Mina - Goodreads

Wonderfully easy read for beginners to art theory. I used this as a basis for a presentation I had in my philosophy class and it did help greatly with the basic underlying foundation of my topic. It ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Continguts

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
Conclusion
206
References
210
Further reading
217
Index
222
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Sobre l'autor (2002)

Cynthia A. Freeland is professor of philosophy at the University of Houston. She has published on topics in the philosophy of art and film, ancient Greek philosophy, and feminist theory. She is also author of The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror (1999) and co-editor of Philosophy and Film (1995).

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