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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.

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Genre: Art
Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release: 2001-02-22
File: 254 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191504259

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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.

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Genre: Art
Author: Cynthia A. Freeland
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2001
File: 231 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780192853677

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But is it art? discusses the relationship of art with beauty, culture, money, sex, and new technology, and explains why innovation and controversy in art are constantly in the headlines, and why it matters.

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Genre: Art
Author: Cynthia A. Freeland
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2001
File: 231 Pages
ISBN-13: 0192853678

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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.

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Genre: Art
Author: Nina Felshin
Publisher:
Release: 1995
File: 412 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015026921489

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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.

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Genre: Art
Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release: 2003-02-13
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191579325

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Horror is often dismissed as mass art or lowbrow entertainment that produces only short-term thrills. Horror films can be bloody, gory, and disturbing, so some people argue that they have bad moral effects, inciting viewers to imitate cinematic violence or desensitizing them to atrocities. In The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror, Cynthia A. Freeland seeks to counter both aesthetic disdain and moral condemnation by focusing on a select body of important and revealing films, demonstrating how the genre is capable of deep philosophical reflection about the existence and nature of evil?both human and cosmic. In exploring these films, the author argues against a purely psychoanalytic approach and opts for both feminist and philosophical understandings. She looks at what it is in these movies that serves to elicit specific reactions in viewers and why such responses as fear and disgust are ultimately pleasurable. The author is particularly interested in showing how gender figures into screen presentations of evil.The book is divided into three sections: Mad Scientists and Monstrous Mothers, which looks into the implications of male, rationalistic, scientific technology gone awry; The Vampire's Seduction, which explores the attraction of evil and the human ability (or inability) to distinguish active from passive, subject from object, and virtue from vice; and Sublime Spectacles of Disaster, which examines the human fascination with horror spectacle. This section concludes with a chapter on graphic horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Written for both students and film enthusiasts, the book examines a wide array of films including: The Silence of the Lambs, Repulsion, Frankenstein, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Alien, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, Frenzy, The Shining, Eraserhead, Hellraiser, and many others.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-03-05
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429964787

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An artistic anthology of butt, bottoms, and booties.

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Author: Multiverse Books
Publisher:
Release: 2020-02-14
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0578613964

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For skeptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year—and are confused—What Are You Looking At? by former director of London’s Tate Gallery Will Gompertz is a wonderfully lively, accessible narrative history of Modern Art, from Impressionism to the present day. What is modern art? Who started it? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it such big money? Join BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art; why your 5-year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? cuts through the pretentious art speak and asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. Your next trip to the art gallery is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting. With his offbeat humor, down-to-earth storytelling, and flair for odd details that spark insights, Will Gompertz is the perfect tour guide for modern art. His book doesn’t tell us if a work of art is good; it gives us the knowledge to decide for ourselves.

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Genre: Art
Author: Will Gompertz
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2012-10-25
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101561133

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Essay by Alfred M. Fischer.

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Genre: Art
Author: R. Crumb
Publisher: Walther Konig
Release: 2004
File: 278 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106018191350

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Supplement published in Time Out on "Sensation", exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, 18 September - 28 Decemeber 1997.

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Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: 34 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1193437662

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