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Art Theory And Criticism

Author : Sally Everett
ISBN : 0786401400
Genre : Art
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Arranged chronologically, the essays in this book--each brilliantly introduced by the editor--deal with the way art and culture interact in modern times. Each author focuses on one aspect of modern art and its relation to culture by analyzing, questioning or refuting the ideas about art that people just assume are true. The essays are also grouped into one of four different models used by art theorists today: the formalist (in which the works of art describe the processes of making art), the avant-garde (art that threatens the status quo), the contextualist (in which art can exist only in a specific situation or context), and the post-modernist (stating that art is not completely detached from popular culture).
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Author : Susan Bee
ISBN : 0822325667
Genre : Art
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DIVA collection of writings from the influential feminist art journal M/E/A/N/I/N/G, with a forward by Johanna Drucker./div
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Dimensions Of Originality

Author : Katharine P. Burnett
ISBN : 9629964562
Genre : Art
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Dimensions of Originality investigates the issue of conceptual originality in art theory and criticism of the seventeenth-century, a period in which China dynamically reinvented itself. In art theory and criticism, the term that was called upon to indicate conceptual originality more than any other was qi, literally, "different", but secondarily, "odd," like a number and, by extension, "the novel" and "extraordinary." This work finds that originality, expressed through visual difference, was a paradigmatic concern of artists, theorists, and critics. Burnett speculates on why many have dismissed originality as a possible "traditional Chinese" value, and the ramifications this has had on art historical understanding. She further demonstrates that a study of individual key terms can reveal social and cultural values, and provides a linear history of the increase in critical uses of qi as "originality" from the fifth through the seventeenth centuries. She explores what originality looks like in artworks by members of the gentry elite and commoner classes, and explains how the value lost its luster at the end of the seventeenth century." -- from inside back flap.
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Author : Joseph Grigely
ISBN : 0472105795
Genre : Social Science
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A witty exploration of the transmission of cultural texts
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Author : Thomas Patin
ISBN : 0313292728
Genre : Art
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Defining over 400 terms and phrases that have recently entered discourse on the visual arts, this is the first reference book specializing in explaining and applying theoretical terminology in contemporary art. Since the early 1970s, the vocabulary used to discuss visual art has expanded radically, leaving many teachers, students, artists, and critics without the accurate definitions necessary for fruitful discourse on contemporary culture. This glossary not only serves as a dictionary but as a guide to current theory and criticism of visual art and culture. Terms can be accessed alphabetically or thematically; the significant cross referencing makes this an easy dictionary to use. Many contemporary art terms have been borrowed from other disciplines or are traditionally employed in the visual arts but have been adapted for use in the contemporary art world and have therefore been assigned specific or specialized applications. These loan terms have increased the likelihood for confusion between old and new definitions, so where possible the authors have applied the terms to works of art or some aspect of visual culture. Most art glossaries and dictionaries concentrate primarily on artistic production in the visual arts--movements, styles, and names. As a complement to these types of works, this glossary of theoretical terms is essential for anyone studying contemporary visual arts and visual culture in general.
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After Criticism

Author : Gavin Butt
ISBN : 9780470777350
Genre : Art
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It has recently become apparent that criticism has fallen on hard times. Either commodification is deemed to have killed it off, or it has become institutionally routine. This book explores contemporary approaches which have sought to renew criticism's energies in the wake of a 'theatrical turn' in recent visual arts practice, and the emergence of a 'performative' arts writing over the past decade or so. Issues addressed include the 'performing' of art's histories; the consequences for criticism of embracing boredom, distraction and other 'queer' forms of (in)attention; and the importance of exploring writerly process in responding to aesthetic experience. Bringing together newly commissioned work from the fields of art history, performance studies, and visual culture with the writings of contemporary artists, After Criticism provides a set of experimental essays which demonstrate how 'the critical' might live on as a vital and efficacious force within contemporary culture.
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An Introduction To Art Criticism

Author : Kerr Houston
ISBN : 0205835945
Genre : Art
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Understand the Complexities of Art Criticism in a Straightforward and Readable Manner An Introduction to Art Criticism offers a thorough overview of art criticism as it has been practiced since the 1700s. The text is built around excerpts from the work of hundreds of historical and contemporary critics, including a substantial history of art criticism and chapters on the fundamental aspects of criticism and the formation of an individual voice. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand and appreciate the rich history of art criticism as a field Analyze the “voice” of critics Note: MySearchLab does not come automactically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205900771 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205900770
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Wake Of Art

Author : Arthur C. Danto
ISBN : 9781134395385
Genre : Art
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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