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 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.
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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