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Description - Believing is Seeing by Mary Anne Staniszewski

This is a look at the principles of art history. Working from the thesis that modernity is the culture that invented what art is, the author by means of the pictorial essay offers a cultural critique of the contemporary circumstances that have influenced our notions of what art actually is, how we attempt to value it, how we have come to make a business of it. Like film, photography and other forms of mass culture, the author studies how popular taste influences the aesthetic criteria that determine its worth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140168242
ISBN-10: 0140168249
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 145mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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