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But is it Art? By Cynthia A. Freeland

But is it Art?
by Cynthia A. Freeland

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In the art world at the beginning of the 21st century 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 thought-provoking examples.
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But is it Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory by Cynthia A. Freeland

In the art world at the beginning of the 21st century 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 thought-provoking 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 state-of-the-art web sites, along with cutting-edge research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and should prove a useful introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.

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But is it Art? Reviews


"I know of no work that moves so swiftly and with so sure a footing through the battle zones of art and society today."--Arthur C. Danto
"Profoundly refreshing and satisfying.... Freeland's energetic and engaging voice breezily guides the reader, while employing an astonishing array of examples to illuminate and activate her explications."--Don Bacigalupi, Director, San Diego Museum of Art
"A vibrant study of a complex and contentious field of artistic endeavor and enquiry.... Lucid and thought-provoking."--Murray Smith, University of Kent
"Freeland provides a unique and inclusive view of the past by discussing it from the vantage point of contemporary art."--Lucy R. Lippard, author of Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America


"I know of no work that moves so swiftly and with so sure a footing through the battle zones of art and society today."--Arthur C. Danto
"Profoundly refreshing and satisfying.... Freeland's energetic and engaging voice breezily guides the reader, while employing an astonishing array of examples to illuminate and activate her explications."--Don Bacigalupi, Director, San Diego Museum of Art
"A vibrant study of a complex and contentious field of artistic endeavor and enquiry.... Lucid and thought-provoking."--Murray Smith, University of Kent
"Freeland provides a unique and inclusive view of the past by discussing it from the vantage point of contemporary art."--Lucy R. Lippard, author of Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America

"I know of no work that moves so swiftly and with so sure a footing through the battle zones of art and society today."--Arthur C. Danto
"Profoundly refreshing and satisfying.... Freeland's energetic and engaging voice breezily guides the reader, while employing an astonishing array of examples to illuminate and activate her explications."--Don Bacigalupi, Director, San Diego Museum of Art
"A vibrant study of a complex and contentious field of artistic endeavor and enquiry.... Lucid and thought-provoking."--Murray Smith, University of Kent
"Freeland provides a unique and inclusive view of the past by discussing it from the vantage point of contemporary art."--Lucy R. Lippard, author of Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America


"I know of no work that moves so swiftly and with so sure a footing through the battle zones of art and society today."--Arthur C. Danto


"Profoundly refreshing and satisfying.... Freeland's energetic and engaging voice breezily guides the reader, while employing an astonishing array of examples to illuminate and activate her explications."--Don Bacigalupi, Director, San Diego Museum of Art


"A vibrant study of a complex and contentious field of artistic endeavor and enquiry.... Lucid and thought-provoking."--Murray Smith, University of Kent


"Freeland provides a unique and inclusive view of the past by discussing it from the vantage point of contemporary art."--Lucy R. Lippard, author of Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America


About Cynthia A. Freeland



Cynthia Freeland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston, Texas. Her books include The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror, Feminist Interpretations of Aristotle, and Philosophy and Film.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations. 1: Blood and Beauty. 2: Paradigms and Purposes. 3: Cultural Crossings. 4: Money, Markets, Museums. 5: Gender, Genius, and Guerrilla Girls. 6: Cognition, Creation, Comprehension. 7: Digitizing and Disseminating. Conclusion. References. Further Reading. Index

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GOR003226708
But is it Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory by Cynthia A. Freeland
Cynthia A. Freeland
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2001-02-17
208
0192100556
9780192100559
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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