Why Is That Art?: Aesthetics and Criticism of Contemporary Art by Terry BarrettWhy Is That Art?: Aesthetics and Criticism of Contemporary Art by Terry Barrett

Why Is That Art?: Aesthetics and Criticism of Contemporary Art

byTerry Barrett

Paperback | March 3, 2017

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Why is that art? Why is it in an art museum? Who says it's art? Why is it good?Why Is That Art?, Third Edition, introduces students to theories of art through the presentation of contemporary works that include abstract and representational painting, animated film, monumental sculpture, performance art, photographs, relational art, and video installations. Ideal for courses inaesthetics, art theory, art criticism, and the philosophy of art, this unique book provides students with a newfound appreciation for contemporary art, scholarship, and reasoned argumentation.
Terry Barrett is Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University and former Professor of Art History and Art Education at the University of North Texas.
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Title:Why Is That Art?: Aesthetics and Criticism of Contemporary ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 3, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Barrett's text serves as an ideal introduction to aesthetics and art criticism. The text really helps students in raising awareness of the complexity of the contemporary art scene and underlying ideas and theories that shape it." --Zdenko Krtic, Auburn University