Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction
By (author) Cynthia A. Freeland
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Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Cynthia A. Freeland
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192804631
(177mm x 112mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cynthia A. Freeland
Art of Bill Viola, Paperback (June 2004)
An appraisal of the full range of accomplishments of this internationally popular contemporary video artist.
But is it Art?, Paperback (February 2002)
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 examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics.
Naked and the Undead, Paperback (December 2001)
Examines philosophical aspects of evil by looking at horror films from a feminist perspective
Philosophy and Film, Paperback (June 1995)» View all books by Cynthia A. Freeland
Following the rising trend among younger philosophers to incorporate reflections on film in their theorising, this is a collection of mostly new essays on the relatively unexplored and exciting new area of philosophy and film.
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Author Biography - Cynthia A. Freeland
Cynthia A. Freeland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston. She has published on topics in the philosophy of art and film, ancient Greek philosophy, and feminist theory. She is also author of The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror (1999) and co-editor of Philosophy and Film (1995).
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