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Published innot My library Help Advanced Book Search. She is also author of The Naked and the Undead: Jul 06, David Maixner rated it did not like it Shelves: Medical and Healthcare Law. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society. A Very Short Introduction. Anne Sheppard – – Oxford University Press.

Paradigms and Purposes 3: Paradigms and purposes 3. Renewed my faith in Oxford scholars and their ability to have intelligent things to say about wide ranging and intriguing topics.

I enjoyed the chapter that discussed ‘the I am an art student, and though I know some art theory and history already I thought I should try and get an overview, and this book did that to some extent – it raised some points I hadn’t been exposed to before, such as different theorists’ views on interpretation of art etc.

In any case, this is a good introduction to the philosophy of aesthetics. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, alongside the latest research on the brain’s role in perceiving art. I know these are introductions but I think the tone of this one is lower than some of the other VSI’s. It made me curious to know more about the subject. The book is crammed with loads of information yet small enough to pop into freland bag or pocket so there is no excuse: Cynthia Freeland – – Oxford University Press.


If you have purchased a print title that contains an access inntroduction, please see the token for information about how to register your code. Its not a hard read. The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. Sep 16, Daniel Wright rated it really liked it Shelves: In today’s art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. Either more depth needed on the issues raised, or perhaps tneory smaller remit in the first place.

Want to Read saving…. Freeland takes us through a whirlwind tour of art and its various explanatory theories. Thanks for telling us about the problem. If you like me have no real notion about art theory, this is an excellent place to start. Other editions – View all Art Theory: Some claim it to be but since there is a couple of years between publication I’d like to know for sure. Jul 13, Jake rated it liked it Shelves: Find it on Scholar.

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Whilst there are some very strong chapters and theories outlined some of the best writing is Chapter 7 about technology and changing relations to art, as well as the discussed definitions of art I feel that there are a lot of very open ended questions left hanging – not left to be explored but mentioned and then tossed aside.


Generally speaking, it has much information of its topic for somebody who is new in this field, but you wont get deeper in it, which is what disappointed me of this book. Cognition, Creation, Comprehension 7: This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

If you are starting from scratch this is a good beginning. Philosophical Perspectives on Art. How is the cognitive theory of art different from the expression theory?

This is a nice primer. She has published on topics in the philosophy of art and film, ancient Greek philosophy, and feminist theory. Ebook This title is available as an ebook.

Very Short Introductions 1 – 10 of books. If cunthia recall the Brooklyn Museum Sensation exhibit as if it were yesterday this is for you.

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Apr 17, Hein rated it it was ok. Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt. Freeland is also more open about her view upon art-history’s lack of women. At first I thought the approach was too focused on artists and specific examples, like ‘Piss Christ’, but as I progressed with it ingroduction interesting ideas to do with theory emerged.