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. Buy By Cynthia Freeland Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Cynthia Freeland (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. About the Series: Oxford’s Very Short Introductions offers concise and of subjects–from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.

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Contents List of illustrations. It inspired me freepand delve deeper into that aspect of art theory. Is this the same book as “But Is it Art”, by the same author? Lists with This Book.

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction – Cynthia Freeland – Oxford University Press

Can you think of examples of artworks created in new media: Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Jun 06, Marita Mazanishvili rated it liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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. Hamed rated it really liked it Nov 02, Gender, Genius, and Guerrilla Girls 6: Added to PP index Total downloads 38of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 10 50, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Paradigms and Purposes 3: More than Meets the Eye: Do you think that a garden can be a work of art?


She has published several essays on aesthetics and film, and is the coeditor of Film and Philosophy tgeory Published innot Coursebooks Readers Learner’s Dictionaries. Gender, Genius, and Guerrilla Girls 6. Art, Self and Knowledge. The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism. History of Aesthetics in Aesthetics.

But I had expected more than that Evil and the Appeal of Horror and co-editor of Philosophy and Film Recommendations from the same category Art Theory: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Many of the artists, world renowned and niche market Renewed my faith in Oxford scholars and their ability to have intelligent things to say about wide ranging and intriguing topics.

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Cynthia A. Freeland

Chapter 7Digitizing and disseminating. At least, I didn’t.

And all in very accessible language. Cynthia Freeland – – Oxford University Press.

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

I was expecting October magazine for beginners. Science Logic and Mathematics.

The last chapter also peaked my interests with its inclusion of new media, but it was too shallow to learn much; shhort parts about the internet, like Freeland basically stated herself, already feels shlrt outdated, but I suppose she was right to mention adt. Kajsa rated it liked it Dec 23, I was really enjoying it, it seemed to be one of the better Very Short Introductions, highlighting few points of interest, but, after not picking it up for over a month, I put it back on the shelf.

It may all be a handy metaphorical device, yet she reveals how virtual reality technology would be the game-changing art media, twelve years ahead of her time!

David Maclagan – – Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Return to Book Page. Art has got to be my most favourite subject of all time. 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. Its not a hard read.


Either more depth needed on the issues raised, or perhaps a smaller remit in the first place. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts.

She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, I enjoyed the chapter that discussed ‘the canon’ and problems with canons, as well as textile arts and how they relate to gender and repression, and the author’s comments on female artists and how their work is often downplayed by being labelled ‘female’ May 30, Frederik rated it really liked it.

Daniel Alan Herwitz – – Continuum. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society.

Whilst there are some very strong chapters and theories outlined some of the best writing is Chapter 7 about technology and changing relations to art, as well as the discussed definitions of art I feel that there are a lot of very open ended questions left hanging – not left to be explored but mentioned and then xrt aside.

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