Art as Performance
December 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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In this richly argued and provocative book, David Davies elaborates and defends a broad conceptual framework for thinking about the arts that reveals important continuities and discontinuities between traditional and modern art, and between different artistic disciplines.
- Elaborates and defends a broad conceptual framework for thinking about the arts.
- Offers a provocative view about the kinds of things that artworks are and how they are to be understood.
- Reveals important continuities and discontinuities between traditional and modern art.
- Highlights core topics in aesthetics and art theory, including traditional theories about the nature of art, aesthetic appreciation, artistic intentions, performance, and artistic meaning.