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But Is It Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory

But Is It Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory
  • Author : Cynthia Freeland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-02-22
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9780191504259
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Summary : In today's art world 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 fascinating 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 cutting-edge web sites, along with the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.

Butt Is It Art?

Butt Is It Art?
  • Author : Multiverse Books
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-14
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0578613964
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Summary : An artistic anthology of butt, bottoms, and booties.

But is it Art?

But is it Art?
  • Author : Nina Felshin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :412
  • ISBN : UOM:39015026921489
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Summary : This groundbreaking anthology documents the recent explosion of art that agitates for progressive social change. Leading art critics, historians, and journalists explore the provocative methods of activist artists who reject conventional art practices in favor of public sites and community participation.

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Cynthia Freeland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-02-13
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9780191579325
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Summary : In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating 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 cutting-edge web sites, alongside the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Naked And The Undead

The Naked And The Undead
  • Author : Cynthia Freeland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-05
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780429964787
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Summary : Horror is often dismissed as mass art or lowbrow entertainment that produces only short-term thrills. Horror films can be bloody, gory, and disturbing, so some people argue that they have bad moral effects, inciting viewers to imitate cinematic violence or desensitizing them to atrocities. In The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror, Cynthia A. Freeland seeks to counter both aesthetic disdain and moral condemnation by focusing on a select body of important and revealing films, demonstrating how the genre is capable of deep philosophical reflection about the existence and nature of evil?both human and cosmic. In exploring these films, the author argues against a purely psychoanalytic approach and opts for both feminist and philosophical understandings. She looks at what it is in these movies that serves to elicit specific reactions in viewers and why such responses as fear and disgust are ultimately pleasurable. The author is particularly interested in showing how gender figures into screen presentations of evil.The book is divided into three sections: Mad Scientists and Monstrous Mothers, which looks into the implications of male, rationalistic, scientific technology gone awry; The Vampire's Seduction, which explores the attraction of evil and the human ability (or inability) to distinguish active from passive, subject from object, and virtue from vice; and Sublime Spectacles of Disaster, which examines the human fascination with horror spectacle. This section concludes with a chapter on graphic horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Written for both students and film enthusiasts, the book examines a wide array of films including: The Silence of the Lambs, Repulsion, Frankenstein, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Alien, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, Frenzy, The Shining, Eraserhead, Hellraiser, and many others.

What is Painting?: New Edition (Revised Edition)

What is Painting?: New Edition (Revised Edition)
  • Author : Julian Bell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-12
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780500774076
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Summary : Julian Bell’s incisive, fully updated study of modern art and the nature of painting, which daringly tries to explain it “Yes, but is it art?” This lucid book by Julian Bell, himself a painter, confronts the uncertainty many people feel about art today and challenges generally accepted ideas. Now in a completely revised second edition, What is Painting? is a fresh, focused look at painting. Bell addresses questions such as “does anything unite those objects we call paintings?” and “what factors have changed the nature of painting over the last two centuries?” by looking at historical evidence and reasoning from common experience. The current shape of painting pushes the book’s arguments in new directions and a substantial new chapter, The Arts and Art, speaks to the interplay between 2D work, 3D work, and the immateriality of digital imagery. The text has been revised paragraph by paragraph considering both force of presentation andr />historical perspective. The intention is to provide a general reader’s introduction to theories of painting that is not only reliably informative but stimulating and amusing to read. The book is an introductory guide to art theory for everyone interested in understanding modern art or in making art themselves.

Robert Crumb

Robert Crumb
  • Author : R. Crumb,Alfred M. Fischer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :278
  • ISBN : UOM:39015060861336
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Summary : Essay by Alfred M. Fischer.

What Are You Looking At?

What Are You Looking At?
  • Author : Will Gompertz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-10-25
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781101561133
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Summary : For skeptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year—and are confused—What Are You Looking At? by former director of London’s Tate Gallery Will Gompertz is a wonderfully lively, accessible narrative history of Modern Art, from Impressionism to the present day. What is modern art? Who started it? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it such big money? Join BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art; why your 5-year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? cuts through the pretentious art speak and asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. Your next trip to the art gallery is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting. With his offbeat humor, down-to-earth storytelling, and flair for odd details that spark insights, Will Gompertz is the perfect tour guide for modern art. His book doesn’t tell us if a work of art is good; it gives us the knowledge to decide for ourselves.

Philosophy and Film

Philosophy and Film
  • Author : Cynthia A. Freeland,Thomas E. Wartenberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-08
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 9781134714148
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Summary : Philosophy and Film moves from broad theoretical reflections on film as a medium to concrete examinations of individual films.

Definitions of Art

Definitions of Art
  • Author : Stephen Davies
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-06
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781501721182
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Summary : In the last thirty years, work in analytic philosophy of art has flourished, and it has given rise to considerably controversy. Stephen Davies describes and analyzes the definition of art as it has been discussed in Anglo-American philosophy during this period and, in the process, introduces his own perspective on ways in which we should reorient our thinking. Davies conceives of the debate as revealing two basic, conflicting approaches—the functional and the procedural—to the questions of whether art can be defined, and if so, how. As the author sees it, the functionalist believes that an object is a work of art only if it performs a particular function (usually, that of providing a rewarding aesthetic experience). By contrast the proceduralist believes that something is an artwork only if it has been created according to certain rules and procedures. Davies attempts to demonstrate the fruitfulness of viewing the debate in terms of this framework, and he develops new arguments against both points of view—although he is more critical of functional than of procedural definitions. Because it has generated so much of the recent literature, Davies starts his analysis with a discussion of Morris Weitz's germinal paper, "The Role of Theory in Aesthetics." He goes on to examine other important works by Arthur Danto, George Dickie, and Ben Tilghman and develops in his critiques original arguments on such matters of the artificiality of artworks and the relevance of artists' intentions.

Portraits and Persons

Portraits and Persons
  • Author : Cynthia Freeland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06-17
  • Total pages :357
  • ISBN : 9780199234981
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Summary : `A boundary-breaking book, mobilizing art for philosophical purposes with exciting and enlightening results.' Ivan Gaskell, Harvard University --

What Art Is

What Art Is
  • Author : Arthur C. Danto
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-03-19
  • Total pages :174
  • ISBN : 9780300174878
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Summary : One of America's most celebrated art critics offers a lively meditation on the nature of art.

The Philosophy of Art

The Philosophy of Art
  • Author : Stephen Davies
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-05
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781119091776
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Summary : Now available in a fully revised and updated second edition, this accessible and insightful introduction outlines the central theories and ongoing debates in the philosophy of art. Covers a wide range of topics, including the definition and interpretation of art, the connections between artistic and ethical judgment, and the expression and elicitation of emotions through art Includes discussion of prehistoric, non-Western, and popular mass arts, extending the philosophical conversation beyond the realm of Fine Art Details concrete applications of complex theoretical concepts Poses thought-provoking questions and offers fully updated annotated reading lists at the end of each chapter to encourage and enable further research

Progress in Art

Progress in Art
  • Author : Suzi Gablik
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1976-01-01
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 0500232202
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Philosophy of Art

Philosophy of Art
  • Author : David Boersema
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-04
  • Total pages :374
  • ISBN : 9780429966873
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Summary : This book addresses issues in the philosophy of art through the lenses of the three broad areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, and axiology. It surveys many important and pervasive topics connected to a philosophical understanding of art.

Make It Now!

Make It Now!
  • Author : Anthony Burrill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-09
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780753545058
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Summary : 'If you’re stuck for an idea, have a big decision to handle or need a new perspective on a problem, here are some approaches for thinking, communicating and creativity. An upbeat guide that anyone can use to help with the big and small challenges we face every day.’ Anthony Burrill A life-affirming guide to new thinking, creative problem-solving and getting things done from graphic artist Anthony Burrill. Full of inspiration and ideas, his best-loved prints as well as new work, this book will get you thinking bigger and better and recharge your creativity.

Music, Art, and Metaphysics

Music, Art, and Metaphysics
  • Author : Jerrold Levinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-02-24
  • Total pages :419
  • ISBN : 9780199596638
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Summary : Previous ed.: Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1990.

Anime Aesthetics

Anime Aesthetics
  • Author : Alistair D. Swale
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-10
  • Total pages :167
  • ISBN : 9781137463357
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Summary : Japanese animation has been given fulsome academic commentary in recent years. However, there is arguably a need for a more philosophically consistent and theoretically integrated engagement. While this book covers the key thinkers of contemporary aesthetic theory, it aims to reground reflection on anime within the aesthetics of R.G. Collingwood.

Survival of the Beautiful

Survival of the Beautiful
  • Author : David Rothenberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-02-02
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781408828823
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Summary : A brilliant investigation of why nature is beautiful and how art has influenced science, sure to stimulate readers of The Art Instinct.

Undertale Art Book

Undertale Art Book
  • Author : Toby Fox
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-31
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1945908998
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Summary : every video game has concept art...UNDERTALE is no exception...the difference being that toby fox isnt an artist lol

Domestic Art

Domestic Art
  • Author : Holly Moore,Rob Brinkley,Laurann Claridge
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 2759403033
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Summary : Presents a pictorial tour of original and spirited interior spaces, from mansions and architectural treasures to urban loft spaces and a 1913 chalet-styled Arts and Crafts bungalow.