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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. Buy By Cynthia Freeland Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Cynthia Freeland (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. About the Series: Oxford’s Very Short Introductions offers concise and of subjects–from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.

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If you can view a work of art in great detail on a website—such as some of the works of the Prado that are visible using Google Earth—then would you still want to go to see it in a museum, where the crowds might keep you from getting very close? Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. Very interesting read but the final chapter Digitizing and disseminating is quite dated in terms of the terminology used.

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History of Science and Technology. Academic Skip to main content. In any case, this is a good introduction to the philosophy of aesthetics.

Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, aa how it has developed and influenced society. Sep 08, Ellen rated it liked it.

Many of the ideas within it have made me think, which is always a good thing. May 25, Robert Boyd rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m not sure what I expected but I was disappointed the ideas were shallow and uninteresting.


Oxford University Press Why do artists sometimes show things that seem grotesque and very difficult to look at? Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative–yet always balanced and complete–discussions of the central issues in a shorg topic. Jul 06, David Maixner rated it did freeland like it Shelves: Many of the artists, world renowned and niche market Renewed my faith in Oxford scholars and their introducion to have intelligent things to say about wide ranging and intriguing topics.

You won’t get what you’re expecting when you read this book. Description Index About the author Reading Guide. If you know that a work of art is by a famous artist and hear that it’s worth lots of money, does that make you pay more attention to it?

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Feb 02, Andy rated it really liked it. Sign in to annotate. Freeland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston. Nov 30, Kyle rated it really liked it Shelves: The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A very good introduction to art theory. Note The price listed on this page is the recommended ingroduction price for Japan.

Freeland takes us through a whirlwind tour of art and its various explanatory theories. Aesthetics History of Aesthetics in Aesthetics categorize this paper. Gender, Genius, and Guerrilla Girls 6: Daniel Freelane Herwitz – – Continuum.

History of Western Philosophy. Published in freelannd, not This book covered a wide range of topics that I hadn’t thought deeply about before. Jun 02, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read Shelves: A Very Short Introduction. This detracted from the feeling that this was purposeful and focuse I know these are introductions but I think the tone of this one is lower than some of the other VSI’s.


Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. I am not sure what happened here – another victim of my current problems with non-fiction. Its major fault is also one of its major virtues.

However, depth was sacrificed for breadth and engagement, but Freeland still does an admirable job for a Very Short Introduction. Chapter 4Money markets museums. It does seem to have been issued under another title earlier, presumably with the Plates referred to in the text. Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls 6. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access ctnthia, please see the token for information inroduction how to register your code.

If you are just starting to study art theory and want a broad view of what’s what, I would recommend the book. Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable. Cognition, Creation, Comprehension 7. Science Logic and Mathematics. Published by Oxford University Press first published cery Renewed my faith in Oxford scholars and their ability to have intelligent things to say about wide ranging and intriguing topics.

Though the title promised to be rather dreary, this turned out to be a very well-written survey of a wide range of philosophical topics related to art of all kinds. Blood and Beauty 2: