But Is It Art   An Introduction to Art Theory
Score: 4
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But Is It Art An Introduction to Art Theory


  • Author : Cynthia Freeland
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2001-02-22
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191504259


But Is It Art An Introduction to Art Theory Book Description :

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 the brain'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.

But is it Art

But is it Art


  • Author : Nina Felshin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015026921489


But is it Art Book Description :

Nonfiction. Art. Activisim. Criticism and Theory. An anthology that explores the rise of activist public art that agitates for social change. Included are discussions of such leading and controversial artists as: the Guerrilla Girls, Gran Fury, Group Material, Women's Action Coalition, and the Artist and Homeless Collaborative.

But is it Art

But is it Art


  • Author : B. R. Tilghman
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Aesthetics
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 0751202932


But is it Art Book Description :

A work using Wittgenstein's concept of philosophy to argue against the possibility of theories that seek to define art. It claims that the problems about identification and evaluation of works of art is that these problems are not theoretical, but grow out of our artistic traditions and practice.

But is it Art

But is it Art


  • Author : Percy Hammond
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1927
  • Genre: Actors
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059395718


But is it Art Book Description :

The Naked And The Undead

The Naked And The Undead


  • Author : Cynthia Freeland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-03-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429964787


The Naked And The Undead Book Description :

Horror is often dismissed as mass art or lowbrow entertainment that produces only short-term thrills. Horror films can be bloody, gory, and disturbing, so some people argue that they have bad moral effects, inciting viewers to imitate cinematic violence or desensitizing them to atrocities. In The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror, Cynthia A. Freeland seeks to counter both aesthetic disdain and moral condemnation by focusing on a select body of important and revealing films, demonstrating how the genre is capable of deep philosophical reflection about the existence and nature of evil?both human and cosmic. In exploring these films, the author argues against a purely psychoanalytic approach and opts for both feminist and philosophical understandings. She looks at what it is in these movies that serves to elicit specific reactions in viewers and why such responses as fear and disgust are ultimately pleasurable. The author is particularly interested in showing how gender figures into screen presentations of evil.The book is divided into three sections: Mad Scientists and Monstrous Mothers, which looks into the implications of male, rationalistic, scientific technology gone awry; The Vampire's Seduction, which explores the attraction of evil and the human ability (or inability) to distinguish active from passive, subject from object, and virtue from vice; and Sublime Spectacles of Disaster, which examines the human fascination with horror spectacle. This section concludes with a chapter on graphic horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Written for both students and film enthusiasts, the book examines a wide array of films including: The Silence of the Lambs, Repulsion, Frankenstein, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Alien, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, Frenzy, The Shining, Eraserhead, Hellraiser, and many others.

Art Theory  A Very Short Introduction

Art Theory A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Cynthia Freeland
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2003-02-13
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191579325


Art Theory A Very Short Introduction Book Description :

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'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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

But Is It Art

But Is It Art


  • Author : Alix Wood
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1482422972


But Is It Art Book Description :

Graffiti has been found on monuments in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece. Body art is an important practice in cultures around the world, such as henna in India and tribal tattooing in Africa. This innovative series introduces these and several other kinds of creation that may be considered art today, including junk sculptures and performance art. The main content explains the concepts behind each, and fact boxes offer historical context and other perspectives. Full-color photographs engage readers with the topics they are considering while sidebars ask pertinent questions for readers to think about as they read. High-interest, unique topics attract readers. Funky, colorful layout reflects the creative content. Thoughtful questions asked in the text encourage critical-thinking skills. Age-appropriate content and high-interest subject matter that captivates readers' attention.

Big Yes  But is it Art

Big Yes But is it Art


  • Author : Anne Beggs Sunter
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Eureka Celebrations
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1163801907


Big Yes But is it Art Book Description :

Anne questions the placement of the 'Big Miner' and wonders how local artists will have an opportunity to contribute to the Eureka celebrations.

Robert Crumb

Robert Crumb


  • Author : R. Crumb
  • Publisher : Walther Konig
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060861336


Robert Crumb Book Description :

Essay by Alfred M. Fischer.

What Are You Looking At
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

What Are You Looking At


  • Author : Will Gompertz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101561133


What Are You Looking At Book Description :

For skeptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year—and are confused—What Are You Looking At? by former director of London’s Tate Gallery Will Gompertz is a wonderfully lively, accessible narrative history of Modern Art, from Impressionism to the present day. What is modern art? Who started it? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it such big money? Join BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art; why your 5-year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? cuts through the pretentious art speak and asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. Your next trip to the art gallery is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting. With his offbeat humor, down-to-earth storytelling, and flair for odd details that spark insights, Will Gompertz is the perfect tour guide for modern art. His book doesn’t tell us if a work of art is good; it gives us the knowledge to decide for ourselves.