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Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series inrroduction a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable. Many of the ideas within it have made me think, which is always a good thing. To ask other readers questions about Art Theoryplease sign up.


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Jun 06, Marita Mazanishvili rated it liked it. May 20, Paul Heikkila rated it really liked it. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Excellent introduction to art theory, divided into chapters dealing with a certain topic vegy how it relates to art. Sign in to annotate. You won’t get what you’re expecting when you read this book.

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It may all be a handy metaphorical device, yet she reveals how virtual reality technology would be the game-changing art media, twelve years ahead of her time! Nov 08, Scott Roberts rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very Short Introductions online.

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In any case, this is a good introduction to the philosophy of aesthetics. Jul 06, amelia rated it introfuction was ok. It’s a cheap and fast way to get your bearings and could inspire you to delve deeper into the theories of some of the philosophers mentioned. Freeland’s energetic and engaging voice breezily guides the reader, while employing an astonishing array of examples to illuminate and activate her explications.