But is it Art

But is it art? discusses the relationship of art with beauty, culture, money, sex, and new technology, and explains why innovation and controversy in art are constantly in the headlines, and why it matters.

But is it Art

But is it Art

In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this critically acclaimed study, Cynthia Freeland offers a provocative and clear explanation of why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. Providing an accessible introduction to a wide range of theories, artists, and works, Freeland explains why challenging our perceptions is, and always has been, central to the whole endeavour of art. The result is an invaluable introduction to the key debates surrounding our response to art.

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But is it Art?
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: Cynthia A. Freeland
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this critically acclaimed study, Cynthia Freeland offers a provocative and clear explanation of why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. Providing an accessible introduction to
Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Cynthia Freeland
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-02-13 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

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 Art: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Julian Stallabrass
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-23 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

"First published in hardback as Art incorporated 2004"--T.p. verso.
Art Theory
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Cynthia A. Freeland
Categories: Aesthetics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money museums, sex and politics, clarifying accounts of the nature function and interpretation of the arts.
Art History: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Dana Arnold
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-22 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well-known examples. Importantly, this book explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originates in western art production and can obscure other approaches, as well as art from non-western cultures.

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