A Companion to Art Theory
March 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
Notes on Contributors.
What is a Theory of Art? Learning from Alberti: Carolyn Wilde.
Part I: Tradition and the Academy.
Part II: Around Modernism.
Part III: Critical Theory and Postmodernism.
Carolyn Wilde is now retired and was formerly Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Bristol. Her publications include articles on philosophical aesthetics, the most recent of which is 'Style and Value in the Art of Painting' in Richard Wollheim on the Art of Painting, edited by Rob van Gerwen, 2001.
- Provides a critical overview of Western visual art theory from a wide range of perspectives.
- Helps students to pursue questions about the nature and ambitions of theory in the context of art.
- Can be used alongside the three 'Art in Theory' anthologies also published by Blackwell.