How the Cultural Wars Changed America
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Art Matters by Philip Yenawine
Book DescriptionThe past decade has seen American culture deeply divided by debates over social identity, public morality, communal values and freedom of expression. A key focus of these polarizing discussions has been the role of visual arts in public life. In Art Matters, five leading cultural critics and two prominent contemporary artists show the ways that this debate has profoundly reshaped our view of American culture. Lucy Lippard investigates the extraordinary recent transformations in visual art; Michele Wallace takes on high art, popular culture, and African American identity; David Deitcher discusses queer culture and AIDS; Carole S. Vance ponders censorship and sexually explicit imagery; and Lewis Hyde considers democracy and culture. Projects by artists Julie Ault and Andrea Fraser provide a context for these debates. Art Matters also offers a close examination of attempts to develop alternative funding sources for artists, focusing specifically on the influential private foundation Art Matters-a foundation which became an important proponent for new forms of art and for protecting freedom of expression through its funding and advocacy efforts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814793510
(6466mm x 4531mm x 20mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Philip Yenawine
Colors, Hardback (August 2006)
Part of a series of books on modern art, aimed at helping children learn the basic vocabulary used by artists. This book isolates colours to show how they are used by artists and how they contribute to meaning in art. By discussing what thoughts and feelings they suggest, adults can encourage children in developing creative thinking skills.
Stories, Hardback (August 2006)
Helps very young people to learn the basic vocabulary used by artists, a sort of ABC of art. This book examines how stories are depicted by artists and how they help to convey meaning in art.
Lines, Hardback (August 2006)
Part of a series of books on modern art, aimed at helping very young people learn the basic vocabulary used by artists. This book isolates lines to show how they are used by artists and how they contribute to meaning in art. By discussing what thoughts and feelings they convey, adults can encourage children in developing creative thinking skills.
Shapes, Hardback (August 2006)» View all books by Philip Yenawine
Part of a series of books on modern art, aimed at helping very young people learn the basic vocabulary used by artists. This book isolates the key elements of place to see how places are depicted by artists and how they help to convey meaning in art.
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Author Biography - Philip Yenawine
Philip Yenawine is Chair of Art Matters Inc. and author of many books, including How to Look at Art. Marianne Weems is President of Art Matters Inc. Philip Yenawine is Chair of Art Matters Inc. and author of many books, including How to Look at Art. Brian Wallis's many edited collections include Constructing Masculinity and Democracy: A Project by Group Material.
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