Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Cynthia FreelandArt Theory: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Cynthia Freeland

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

byCynthia Freeland

Paperback | February 13, 2003

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In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction 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, alongside the latest research on the brain'srole 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.
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).
Title:Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 13, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192804634

ISBN - 13:9780192804631

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations1. Blood and Beauty2. Paradigms and Purposes3. Cultural Crossings4. Money, Markets, Museums5. Gender, Genius, and Guerrilla Girls6. Cognition, Creation, Comprehension7. Digitizing and DisseminatingConclusionReferencesFurther ReadingIndex

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