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(Re)Thinking "Art": A Guide for Beginners

ISBN: 978-1-4051-5563-2
184 pages
March 2008, ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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(Re)Thinking "Art": A Guide for Beginners is a primer that considers the term “art,” what it means and why it matters. Rather than being about any particular sort of art —visual or otherwise— the book addresses the idea of “art" in all, in all its messy complexity, and offers meaningful access to the vast array of human products to which it refers.

  • Written by an award-winning teacher as a response to students’ ongoing challenge, "What is ‘art’, anyway, and why should I care?”
  • Aims to bring readers into a meaningful relationship with art and teaches them to think critically and creatively about it - and by extension, about anything else
  • Provides an ideal introduction to the field for students and anyone interested in art today
  • Offers a jargon-free, common-sense basis from which to approach the theories that dominate the art world today, for readers who may wish to pursue them further
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Figures and Captions.

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Introduction: What's The Big Idea?.

1. Art: Who ... Me?.

2. About Language.

3. The History of "Art".

4. The "History of Art".

5. "Art," Lately.

6. Against Skepticism.

7. And So ... What?.

Index
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Steve Shipps is Associate Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Studies at Emerson College. He is an arts educator concerned primarily with the nature and history of "art" as a Western cultural institution. An award-winning teacher, he has been a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and of the Getty Center for Education in the Arts.
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  • Written by an award-winning teacher as a response to students’ ongoing challenge, "What is ‘art’, anyway, and why should I care?”
  • Introduces readers to what the term 'art' has meant throughout Western cultural history, what it is and what it isn’t, and what it might usefully be thought to mean in our time
  • Aims to bring readers into a meaningful relationship with art and teaches them to think critically and creatively about it - and by extension, about anything else
  • Provides an ideal introduction to the field for students and anyone interested in art today
  • Offers a jargon-free, common-sense basis from which to approach the theories that dominate the art world today, for readers who may wish to pursue them further
See More
“In-depth examination of art told in plain, lively language … [which] will allow seasoned art thinkers to reevaluate and, hopefully, reaffirm their love of art.” Art Blog by Bob<!--end-->
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