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Explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, bringing together philosophy, art theory, and many examples This work discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain s role in perceiving art It is suitable for the public, introductory students, and teachers in the arts....

Title : Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback) - Common
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Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Oxford University Press 2007
Number of Pages : 184 pages
File Size : 668 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback) - Common Reviews

  • Where's Godot?
    2019-02-20 18:09

    I was very disappointed in this book. I love the "Very Short Introduction" series and have a large collection of them. When I purchased this book I was hoping to learn about art theory, but the majority of the book focuses on how women, minority groups and non-western cultures have been excluded from recognition in the art world, while this is certainly true and unacceptable (abhorrent in fact), this book book should focus on the topics of art theory, i.e., what is art; what is beauty; how have art conventions changed over time, etc.

  • rachel munce
    2019-02-03 16:12

    This book is really interesting with many good points on the theories of art. It has expanded my view of art as well as taught me a lot about different artists and their art. By reading this book, I have expanded my own personal art theories and learned to incorporate what I have learned into my own artwork. I will definitely be using this book in my future classroom as well as in my own life.

  • Gary E.
    2019-01-31 16:04

    I found this a very fine introductory text on art theory, a topic with which I was unfamiliar prior to reading this Cynthia Freeman introduction.

  • JT
    2019-01-30 12:28

    Thanks! exactly what I wanted.

  • Jerold L. Davis
    2019-02-02 13:09

    This is a great introduction to the subject

  • Richard Salinas
    2019-02-22 13:26

    Nice level headed look at contemporary art up to the start of the new Millennium

  • Janice
    2019-01-25 13:10


  • Shannen
    2019-01-23 17:05

    This book is okay, but I was wondering what makes art "good" or "bad" and who gets to decide that (which is why I bought it) and I didn't feel like the book really gave me anything concrete to answer that.