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Believing Is Seeing Creating the Culture

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Publisher Comments:

Why are the paleolithic Venus of Willendorf, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, and Marcel Duchamp's ready-made urinal all considered works of art? Why, strictly speaking, is a Cindy Sherman photograph more "art-like" than a Da Vinci portrait? How did the painters and sculptors of the Renaissance see their creations? And who decides what art is today? In the tradition of Marshall McLuhan and John Berger, this learned and deliciously subversive book gives us a new way of seeing our artistic heritage. Believing Is Seeing is a work of multicultural scope and glittering intelligence that bridges the gulf between classical Japanese painting and the films of Spike Lee, between high theory and pop culture. Probing beyond the rhetorical surface of standard art histories and drawing on a panoramic array of illustrative material, Mary Anne Staniszewski throws a fresh light on individual works and the often mystifying criteria by which they are valued.

Table of Contents

Instructions for Use

What Is Art?

Art and the Modern Subject

The Term "Art"

Aesthetics: The Theory of Art

The Privilege: Creating Art

The Academy

The Museum

The Discipline: Art History and the Development of Modernism

The Avant-Garde, Popular Culture and the Creation of the Mass Media

Art and Culture Today

Selected Bibliography

Picture Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140168242
Author:
Staniszewski, Mary Anne
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Staniszewski, Mary Anne
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Creation
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Creation (literary, artistic, etc.)
Subject:
Masterpiece, Artistic.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
84
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.57x4.22x.85 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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