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Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society. 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.

Synopsis:

Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex and politics, clarifying accounts of the nature, function and interpretation of the arts.

About the Author

Cynthia A. Freeland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston. She has published on topics in the philosophy of art and film, ancient Greek philosophy, and feminist theory. She is also author of The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror (1999) and co-editor of Philosophy and Film (1995).

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192804631
Author:
Freeland, Cynthia A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Freeland, Cynthia
Author:
null, Cynthia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Art -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
numerous halftones
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
6.60x4.30x.50 in. .35 lbs.

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