But Is It Art?

But Is It Art?

Book - 2001
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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 thebrain'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.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780192853677
Characteristics: 231 p. : ill., ports


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elviralupsa Jan 21, 2012

The perfect introduction to the philosophy of art. It surveys all the important ideas and theories about aesthetic in an accessible little book.

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