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Description - The Invention of Art by Larry Shiner

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-Apr-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.