But is it Art

But is it Art
Author : Cynthia A. Freeland
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 231
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 9780192853677
ISBN 13 : 0192853678
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

But is it Art Book Description:

In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this critically acclaimed study, Cynthia Freeland offers a provocative and clear explanation of why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. Providing an accessible introduction to a wide range of theories, artists, and works, Freeland explains why challenging our perceptions is, and always has been, central to the whole endeavour of art. The result is an invaluable introduction to the key debates surrounding our response to art.

Art Theory A Very Short Introduction

Art Theory  A Very Short Introduction
Author : Cynthia Freeland
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2003-02-13
ISBN 10 : 9780191579325
ISBN 13 : 0191579327
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Theory A Very Short Introduction Book Description:

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.

Contemporary Art A Very Short Introduction

Contemporary Art  A Very Short Introduction
Author : Julian Stallabrass
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 154
Release : 2006-03-23
ISBN 10 : 9780192806468
ISBN 13 : 0192806467
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Art A Very Short Introduction Book Description:

"First published in hardback as Art incorporated 2004"--T.p. verso.

Literary Theory A Very Short Introduction

Literary Theory  A Very Short Introduction
Author : Jonathan Culler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 165
Release : 2011-07-28
ISBN 10 : 9780199691340
ISBN 13 : 0199691347
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Theory A Very Short Introduction Book Description:

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.

Art Theory

Art Theory
Author : Cynthia A. Freeland
Publisher :
Total Pages : 158
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 0191776017
ISBN 13 : 9780191776014
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Theory Book Description:

Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money museums, sex and politics, clarifying accounts of the nature function and interpretation of the arts.

Humour A Very Short Introduction

Humour  A Very Short Introduction
Author : Noël Carroll
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2014-01
ISBN 10 : 9780199552221
ISBN 13 : 0199552223
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humour A Very Short Introduction Book Description:

Examines the leading theories of humor, focusing on the incongruity theory.

Aesthetics A Very Short Introduction

Aesthetics  A Very Short Introduction
Author : Bence Nanay
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2019-10-24
ISBN 10 : 9780192561268
ISBN 13 : 019256126X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aesthetics A Very Short Introduction Book Description:

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. It doesn't just consider traditional artistic experiences such as artworks in a museum or an opera performance, but also everyday experiences such as autumn leaves in the park, or even just the light of the setting sun falling on the kitchen table. It is also about your experience when you choose the shirt you're going to wear today or when you wonder whether you should put more pepper in the soup. Aesthetics is everywhere. It is one of the most important aspects of our life. In this Very Short Introduction Bence Nanay introduces the field of aesthetics, considering both Western and non-Western aesthetic traditions, and exploring why it is sometimes misunderstood or considered to be too elitist - by artists, musicians, and even philosophers. As Nanay shows, so-called 'high art' has no more claims on aesthetics than sitcoms, tattoos, or punk rock. In fact, the scope of aesthetics extends far wider than that of art, high or low, including much of what we care about in life. It is not the job of aesthetics to tell you which artworks are good and which ones are bad. It is not the job of aesthetics to tell you what experiences are worth having. If an experience is worth having for you, it thereby becomes the subject of aesthetics. This realisation is important, because thinking about aesthetics in this inclusive way opens up new ways of understanding old questions about the social aspect of our aesthetic engagements, and the importance of aesthetic values for our own self. 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.

Beauty A Very Short Introduction

Beauty  A Very Short Introduction
Author : Roger Scruton
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 186
Release : 2011-03-24
ISBN 10 : 9780199229758
ISBN 13 : 0199229759
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty A Very Short Introduction Book Description:

"First published in hardback as Beauty, 2009"--T.p. verso.

Philosophy of Biology

Philosophy of Biology
Author : Samir Okasha
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2019-11-07
ISBN 10 : 9780198806998
ISBN 13 : 019880699X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Biology Book Description:

Over the last forty years the philosophy of biology has emerged as an important sub-discipline of the philosophy of science. Covering some of science's most divisive topics, such as philosophical issues in genetics, it also encompasses areas where modern biology has increasingly impinged on traditional philosophical questions, such as free will, essentialism, and nature vs nurture. In this Very Short Introduction Samir Okasha outlines the core issues with which contemporary philosophy of biology is engaged. Offering a whistle-stop tour of the history of biology, he explores key ideas and paradigm shifts throughout the centuries, including areas such as the theory of evolution by natural selection; the concepts of function and design; biological individuality; and the debate over adaptationism. Throughout Okasha makes clear the relevance of biology for understanding human beings, human society, and our place in the natural world, and the importance of engaging with these issues. 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.

Kant A Very Short Introduction

Kant  A Very Short Introduction
Author : Roger Scruton
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2001-08-23
ISBN 10 : 9780191604430
ISBN 13 : 0191604437
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kant A Very Short Introduction Book Description:

Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring. 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.