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Art Theory for Beginners (For Beginners)

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From Paleolithic cave-painting to postmodernism, Art Theory For Beginners is a concise and entertaining survey of the major historical and current debates on art. Painters, theorists and philosophers are all included to show how the idea of art has developed over the last 5,000 years.

Art is a visual representation of a range of concepts, stories and emotions, including curiosity, humanity, political statements, and the Self. Art Theory for Beginners examines and explains the development of the different ways in which people study, interpret and appreciate art in its rich variety of forms.

Art Theory For Beginners is a clear and entertaining introduction to the complex questions that stem from the simple idea of 'art'.

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Richard Osborne is a philosopher and writer with special interests in Art, Technology and contemporary culture. He is the author of several works including Philosophy For Beginners and Freud For Beginners. Richard Osborne currently teaches art theory and philosophy at the University of the Arts in London. His most recent book is Philosophy in Art (Zidane Press 2008) which examines the relationship between the two.

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Wonderful book with a thumbnail sketch of Western Theories of Art!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781934389478
Author:
Osborne, Richard
Publisher:
For Beginners
Illustrator:
Sturgis, Dan
Author:
Turner, Natalie
Author:
Sturgis, Dan
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Art -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art Theory
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
paliolithic
Subject:
Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
For Beginners
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Richard Osborne is a philosopher and writer with special interests in Art, Technology and contemporary culture. He is the author of several works including Philosophy For Beginners and Freud For Beginners. Richard Osborne currently teaches art theory and philosophy at the University of the Arts in London. His most recent book is Philosophy in Art (Zidane Press 2008) which examines the relationship between the two.
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