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The Quality Instinct: Seeing Art Through a Museum Director's Eye

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 How do we judge what is good in art? And more to the point, can we even judge art? These questions have long spawned heated conversations about objectivity, subjectivity, and qualitative judgment that span both the academic and art worlds. Acclaimed museum director Maxwell Anderson, newly named Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, enters the fray with The Quality Instinct. Part memoir, part primer on museum culture, The Quality Instinct brims with wit and humor, utilizing anecdotes and insights from the author’s thirty years in the highly competitive, often contentious art world. Anderson takes us on a grand tour of ancient and contemporary art, sharing five simple metrics of quality that help us to increase our visual literacy as we learn to see and, yes, even to judge art.

About the Author

Maxwell L. Anderson is the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: How I See It

1. An Apprenticeship in Seeing

2. Defining Quality in Art

3. How to See: The Detectives Reflex

4. On Originality

5. Crafted with Skill

6. Confident in Subject or Theme

7. Compositional Coherence

8. Memorable for the Viewer

9. Finding Quality in the Art of Our Time

10.  Art and Muscle

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933253671
Author:
Anderson, Maxwell L.
Publisher:
American Alliance of Museums Press
Author:
Anderson, Maxwell L.
Author:
Anderson, Maxwell Lincoln
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 color plates
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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