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With "The Invention of Art", Larry Shiner challenges our conventional understandings of art and asks us to reconsider its history entirely, arguing that the category of fine art is a modern invention - that the lines drawn between art and craft resulted from key social transformations in Europe during the long 18th century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226753430
ISBN-10: 0226753433
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 141mm x 25mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Larry Shiner

Larry Shiner is a professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is the author of The Secularization of History and The Secret Mirror.