But Is It Art   An Introduction to Art Theory
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 22 February 2001
  • ISBN : 9780191504259
  • Page : 254 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 8 voters
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Download or read online book entitled But Is It Art An Introduction to Art Theory, was written by Cynthia Freeland and published by OUP Oxford in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 22 February 2001 with total pages 254. 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.


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