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♠Book: But Is It Art An Introduction to Art Theory
♣Author: Cynthia Freeland
♥Publisher: OUP Oxford
♦Release: 2001-02-22
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 254
✸ISBN: 9780191504259
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, along with the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.

♠Book: But is it Art
♣Author: Nina Felshin
♥Publisher: Bay Press (WA)
♦Release: 1995
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 412
✸ISBN: 0941920291
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Nonfiction. Art. Activisim. Criticism and Theory. An anthology that explores the rise of activist public art that agitates for social change. Included are discussions of such leading and controversial artists as: the Guerrilla Girls, Gran Fury, Group Material, Women's Action Coalition, and the Artist and Homeless Collaborative.

♠Book: But Is It Art
♣Author: Percy Hunter Hammond
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2013-09
★Genre:
☘Pages: 192
✸ISBN: 1258815346
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


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♠Book: But is it Art
♣Author: B. R. Tilghman
♥Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
♦Release: 1994
★Genre: Aesthetics
☘Pages: 193
✸ISBN: 0751202932
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: A work using Wittgenstein's concept of philosophy to argue against the possibility of theories that seek to define art. It claims that the problems about identification and evaluation of works of art is that these problems are not theoretical, but grow out of our artistic traditions and practice.

♠Book: But Is It Art
♣Author: Emelia Bell
♥Publisher: Excessica Publishing
♦Release: 2009-02-20
★Genre: Fiction
☘Pages:
✸ISBN:
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: When Natalie responds to an article requesting a life model she knows she's pushing her own boundaries. What she doesn't realise is the artist wants more than just a model. As Natalie tries things she's only fantasised about before she finds she's more adventurous than she ever thought, but as for the artists' work the question remains'is it art?

♠Book: Robert Crumb
♣Author: R. Crumb
♥Publisher: Walther Konig
♦Release: 2004
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 278
✸ISBN: UOM:39015060861336
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Call it inspiring, call it disgusting--the work of cartoonist Robert Crumb initiates dialogue, at the very least. This publication comes as close to a catalogue raisonne of Crumb's work yet, spanning 40 years of drawings, from "Mr. Natural to "Fritz the Cat to "Zap Comix--and back.

♠Book: The Turnip Prize A Retrospective
♣Author: Trevor Prideaux
♥Publisher: Hachette UK
♦Release: 2016-10-06
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 96
✸ISBN: 9781844039548
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: The Turnip Prize is a spoof UK art award satirising the less well known Turner Prize. Originally inspired by Tracey Emin's 1999 Turner Prize-shortlisted 'My Bed', the Turnip Prize aims to celebrate the best of the worst of contemporary art. Every year, locals send in their least inventive creations to the judges in the village of Wedmore in Somerset, who then have the dubious honour of choosing the winner. From "Poo Tin' (a tin filled with poo, topped by am image of Vladimir Putin), to "Ewe Kip" (a toy sheep having a nap), the Turnip Prize pays particular attention to the quality of the art's punning title, and to evidence of a 'considerable lack of effort'. The winner is awarded a turnip impaled on a rusty six-inch nail. Including 40 images of entries from throughout the prize's not-so-illustrious history, The Turnip Prize: A Retrospective features pontificating critical analysis of each piece by Royston Weekz, FRSA, along with insightful comments from the competition judges (such as, 'Complete b*ll*cks'). The ultimate gift for art-lovers and art-establishment sceptics alike.

♠Book: The New Art History
♣Author: Jonathan Harris
♥Publisher: Routledge
♦Release: 2002-09-11
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 320
✸ISBN: 9781134582501
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years. Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes between these and earlier forms of 'radical' or 'critical' analysis, explores the influence of other disciplines and traditions on art history, and relates art historical ideas and values to social change. Structured around an examination of key texts by major contemporary critics, including Tim Clarke, Griselda Pollock, Fred Orton, Albert Boime, Alan Wallach and Laura Mulvey, each chapter discusses a key moment in the discipline of art history, tracing the development and interaction of Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic critical theories. Individual chapters include: * Capitalist Modernity, the Nation-State and Visual Representation * Feminism, Art, and Art History * Subjects, Identities and Visual Ideology * Structures and Meanings in Art and Society * The Representation of Sexuality

♠Book: Art Theory A Very Short Introduction
♣Author: Cynthia Freeland
♥Publisher: OUP Oxford
♦Release: 2003-02-13
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 184
✸ISBN: 9780191579325
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, alongside the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

♠Book: Robert Crumb
♣Author: R. Crumb
♥Publisher: Walther Konig
♦Release: 2006
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 47
✸ISBN: 3883759481
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: This out-of-sequence first volume in Hans Ulrich Obrist's "Conversation Series" is devoted to the influential cult comics artist, Robert Crumb-creator of "Fritz the Cat, Zap Comics" and "Mr. Natural," among many other iconic underground mainstays. Both Obrist and Crumb are great conversationalists, and here they make a great match: Obrist: Could you tell me a little bit about how you feel about America and world politics right now? Crumb: Well, when I was young I really believed in the revolution. I don't really believe in revolution any more; I'm too old now. I think that any violent over-turning of a government or society causes a reaction that is bad or worse than the thing that they were revolting against to begin with... In the early 1970s I believed in that whole thing. I had basically left-wing sympathies but, I don't know, as someone said about communism: great idea, wrong species!