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Author: Arthur C. Danto
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030017487X
Size: 63.53 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 174
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Book Description: One of America's most celebrated art critics offers a lively meditation on the nature of art.


What Art Is

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Author: Michelle Kamhi
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812699599
Size: 62.57 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 450
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Book Description: What is art? The arts establishment has a simple answer: anything is art if a reputed artist or expert says it is. Though many people are skeptical about the alleged new art forms that have proliferated since the early twentieth century, today's critics claim that all such work, however incomprehensible, is art. A groundbreaking alternative to this view is provided by philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand (1901–1982). Best known as the author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Rand also created an original and illuminating theory of art, which confirms the widespread view that much of today's purported art is not really art at all. In What Art Is, Torres and Kamhi present a lucid introduction to Rand's esthetic theory, contrasting her ideas with those of other thinkers. They conclude that, in its basic principles, her account is compelling, and is corroborated by evidence from anthropology, neurology, cognitive science, and psychology. The authors apply Rand's theory to a debunking of the work of prominent modernists and postmodernists—from Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, and Samuel Beckett to John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and other highly regarded postmodernist figures. Finally, they explore the implications of Rand's ideas for the issues of government and corporate support of the arts, art law, and art education. "This is one of the most interesting, provocative, and well-written books on aesthetics that I know. While fully accessible to the general reader, What Art Is should be of great interest to specialists as well. Ayn Rand's largely unknown writings on art—especially as interpreted, released from dogma, and smoothed out by Torres and Kamhi—are remarkably refined. Moreover, her ideas are positively therapeutic after a century of artistic floundering and aesthetic quibbling. Anyone interested in aesthetics, in the purpose of art, or in the troubling issues posed by modernism and post modernism should read this book." —Randall R. Dipert Author of Artifacts, Art Works, and Agency "Torres and Kamhi effectively situate Rand's long-neglected esthetic theory in the wider history of ideas. They not only illuminate her significant contribution to an understanding of the nature of art; they also apply her ideas to a trenchant critique of the twentieth century's 'advanced art.' Their exposure of the invalidity of abstract art is itself worth the price of admission." —Chris Matthew Sciabarra Author of Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical "Rand's aesthetic theory merits careful study and thoughtful criticism, which Torres and Kamhi provide. Their scholarship is sound, their presentation is clear, and their judgment is refreshingly free from the biases that Rand's supporters and detractors alike tend to bring to considerations of her work." —Stephen Cox University of California, San Diego


What Art Is And Isn T

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Author: Donald Knowles Richardson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609764161
Size: 61.41 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 68
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Book Description: What Art Is - and Isn't is a fascinating, concise, and cogent explanation of the similarities and differences between art and design, of the role of craft and the computer, and their relationship with architecture. It broaches such taboo subjects as nudity, pornography, the erotic, Aboriginal art, graffiti, kitsch, 'intelligent design' and the art industry. What Art Is - and Isn't explains concisely and rationally the absolute centrality of the aesthetic in our daily lives as well as in art and design. This philosophical discussion will expand your horizons and open your mind to new concepts. But it also draws on art of the past, providing an easily understood critique of the writings of popular art and design theorists EH Gombrich, Nikolaus Pevsner, John Berger, Clement Greenberg and Arthur C Danto.


What Art Is Like In Constant Reference To The Alice Books

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Author: Miguel Tamen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674067959
Size: 63.60 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 132
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Book Description: This comic, serious inquiry into the nature of art takes its technical vocabulary from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. It is ridiculous to think of poems, paintings, or films as distinct from other things in the world, including people. Talking about art should be contiguous with talking about other relevant matters.


What Art Is

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Author: Oliver W. F. Lodge
Publisher:
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Size: 27.60 MB
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Category : Aesthetics
Languages : en
Pages : 43
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Cinema And Painting

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Author: Angela Dalle Vacche
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292715837
Size: 80.13 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 303
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Book Description: The visual image is the common denominator of cinema and painting, and indeed many filmmakers have used the imagery of paintings to shape or enrich the meaning of their films. In this discerning new approach to cinema studies, Angela Dalle Vacche discusses how the use of pictorial sources in film enables eight filmmakers to comment on the interplay between the arts, on the dialectic of word and image, on the relationship between artistic creativity and sexual difference, and on the tension between tradition and modernity. Specifically, Dalle Vacche explores Jean-Luc Godard's iconophobia (Pierrot Le Fou) and Andrei Tarkovsky's iconophilia (Andrei Rubleov), Kenji Mizoguchi's split allegiances between East and West (Five Women around Utamaro), Michelangelo Antonioni's melodramatic sensibility (Red Desert), Eric Rohmer's project to convey interiority through images (The Marquise of O), F. W. Murnau's debt to Romantic landscape painting (Nosferatu), Vincente Minnelli's affinities with American Abstract Expressionism (An American in Paris), and Alain Cavalier's use of still life and the close-up to explore the realms of mysticism and femininity (Thérèse). While addressing issues of influence and intentionality, Dalle Vacche concludes that intertextuality is central to an appreciation of the dialogical nature of the filmic medium, which, in appropriating or rejecting art history, defines itself in relation to national traditions and broadly shared visual cultures.


Outside Art

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Author: Madeline Kloepper
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 0735264201
Size: 57.24 MB
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Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 40
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Book Description: Join a curious pack of woodland animals as they try to understand what art is and create their own in this beautiful, playful picture book. Pine Marten loves watching Human doing peculiar things in its log nest in the woods. One day, she notices Human putting colors on a board using a furry stick. Pine Marten learns from Chickadee that Human is actually "an artist" and is busy "making art." But what is art? Soon all of the animals in the forest are wondering: why is Human doing this? Is it a warning? Is it looking for a mate? Is there any meaning at all? And if Human can make "art," why can't the animals do it too? Outside Art is a gorgeous and gently humorous exploration of art, creativity and nature by up-and-coming author-illustrator Madeline Kloepper.


Art As Abstract Machine

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Author: Stephen Zepke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135465835
Size: 52.68 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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Book Description: First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Beyond Art

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Author: Roger Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780855271435
Size: 74.10 MB
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Category : Aesthetics
Languages : en
Pages : 183
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Conceptual Art

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Author: Alexander Alberro
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262511179
Size: 39.88 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 569
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Book Description: "Compared to other avant-garde movements that emerged in the 1960s, conceptual art has received relatively little serious attention by art historians and critics of the past twenty-five years - in part because of the difficult, intellectual nature of the art." "This anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the movement. It also contains more recent memoirs by participants, as well as critical histories of the period by some of today's leading artists and art historians. A good portion of the exchange between artists, critics, and theorists took place in difficult-to-find limited-edition catalogs, small journals, and private correspondence. These influential documents are gathered here for the first time, along with a number of previously unpublished essays and interviews."--Contracubierta.