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Description - Ideas About Art by Kathleen K. Desmond

Ideas About Art is an intelligent, accessible introductory text for students interested in learning how to think about aesthetics. It uses stories drawn from the experiences of individuals involved in the arts as a means of exposing readers to the philosophies, theories, and arguments that shape and drive visual art.

An accessible, story-driven introduction to aesthetic theory and philosophy
Prompts readers to develop independent ideas about aesthetics; this is a guide on how to think, not what to think
Includes discussions of non-western, contemporary, and discipline-specific theories
Examines a range of art-based dilemmas across a wide variety of disciplines - from art and design and law to visual and museum studies

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405178822
ISBN-10: 1405178825
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 160mm x 13mm)
Pages: 278
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kathleen K. Desmond

Kathleen Desmond is Professor of Art History and Byler Distinguished Faculty at the University of Central Missouri where she teaches aesthetics, art criticism and art history and writes about contemporary art and artists.

Books By Kathleen K. Desmond

Ideas About Art by Kathleen K. Desmond
Hardback, April 2011
$127.79 $135.95