Nonfiction. Art. Activisim. Criticism and Theory. An anthology that explores the rise of activist public art that agitates for social change.
Author: Nina Felshin
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.
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.
Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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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This innovative series introduces these and several other kinds of creation that may be considered art today, including junk sculptures and performance art.
Author: Alix Wood
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Graffiti has been found on monuments in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece. Body art is an important practice in cultures around the world, such as henna in India and tribal tattooing in Africa. This innovative series introduces these and several other kinds of creation that may be considered art today, including junk sculptures and performance art. The main content explains the concepts behind each, and fact boxes offer historical context and other perspectives. Full-color photographs engage readers with the topics they are considering while sidebars ask pertinent questions for readers to think about as they read. High-interest, unique topics attract readers. Funky, colorful layout reflects the creative content. Thoughtful questions asked in the text encourage critical-thinking skills. Age-appropriate content and high-interest subject matter that captivates readers' attention.
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?
Author: Emelia Bell
Publisher: Excessica Publishing
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?
But Is It Art? by Richard P. Feynman (as told to Ralph Leighton") Once I was at a
party playing bongos, and I got going pretty well. One of the guys was particularly
inspired by the drumming. He went into the bathroom, took off his shirt, smeared ...
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: Psychology Press
Displays one of America's leading physicist's fascinating development of personal artistic sensitivity to line, form, and the moods of his subject.
The phrase " main art forms " raises a question that must be answered before we
decide if rock ' n ' roll is garbage . This question should have been laid to rest
long ago but continues to incite debate . Is rock art ? Is it art in the prepostmodern
Author: Steven L. Hamelman
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Trash has been blowing across the rock'n'roll landscape since the first amplified guitar riff tore through American mass culture. Throwaway tunes, wasted fans, crappy reviews, junk bins of remaindered albums: much of rock's quintessence is handily conveyed in terms of disposability and impermanence. Steven L. Hamelman sums up these rubbishy affinities as rock's "trash trope." Trash is an obvious physical presence on the rock scene -- think of Woodstock's littered pastures or the many hotel rooms redecorated by the Who. More intriguingly, Hamelman says, trash is the catalyst for a powerful mode of rock composition and criticism. It is, for instance, both cause and effect when performers like the Ramones or Beck at once critique junk culture and revel in it. But Is It Garbage? spills over with challenging insights into how rock's creators, critics, and consumers transform, and are transformed by, trash as a fact and a concept. In the music's preoccupation with its own trashiness readers will perceive a wellspring of rock innovation and inspiration -- one largely overlooked and little understood until now.
An Aesthetic History Robert C. Harvey. CHAPTER 4 But Is It Art ? The Spirit of
Will Eisner SHOP TALK Figure 31. When Will Eisner interviewed Harvey
Kurtzman. Will Eisner knew from very early in his career that the medium of
comics was an ...
Author: Robert C. Harvey
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Traces the history of comic books, discusses the economics of the field and the changing relationship between the words and the pictures, and profiles leading artists
But Is It Art?” (New Zealand Herald, 1989, month and day unknown), Denis
Dutton argues that well-crafted pottery should be ... But Is It Art?” New York Times
, 15 September 1995; Alexandra Peers, “It May Not Always Look Like Art, But It's
Author: Michelle Kamhi
Publisher: Open Court
What is art? The arts establishment has a simple answer: anything is art if a reputed artist or expert says it is. Though many people are skeptical about the alleged new art forms that have proliferated since the early twentieth century, today's critics claim that all such work, however incomprehensible, is art. A groundbreaking alternative to this view is provided by philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand (1901–1982). Best known as the author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Rand also created an original and illuminating theory of art, which confirms the widespread view that much of today's purported art is not really art at all. In What Art Is, Torres and Kamhi present a lucid introduction to Rand's esthetic theory, contrasting her ideas with those of other thinkers. They conclude that, in its basic principles, her account is compelling, and is corroborated by evidence from anthropology, neurology, cognitive science, and psychology. The authors apply Rand's theory to a debunking of the work of prominent modernists and postmodernists—from Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, and Samuel Beckett to John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and other highly regarded postmodernist figures. Finally, they explore the implications of Rand's ideas for the issues of government and corporate support of the arts, art law, and art education. "This is one of the most interesting, provocative, and well-written books on aesthetics that I know. While fully accessible to the general reader, What Art Is should be of great interest to specialists as well. Ayn Rand's largely unknown writings on art—especially as interpreted, released from dogma, and smoothed out by Torres and Kamhi—are remarkably refined. Moreover, her ideas are positively therapeutic after a century of artistic floundering and aesthetic quibbling. Anyone interested in aesthetics, in the purpose of art, or in the troubling issues posed by modernism and post modernism should read this book." —Randall R. Dipert Author of Artifacts, Art Works, and Agency "Torres and Kamhi effectively situate Rand's long-neglected esthetic theory in the wider history of ideas. They not only illuminate her significant contribution to an understanding of the nature of art; they also apply her ideas to a trenchant critique of the twentieth century's 'advanced art.' Their exposure of the invalidity of abstract art is itself worth the price of admission." —Chris Matthew Sciabarra Author of Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical "Rand's aesthetic theory merits careful study and thoughtful criticism, which Torres and Kamhi provide. Their scholarship is sound, their presentation is clear, and their judgment is refreshingly free from the biases that Rand's supporters and detractors alike tend to bring to considerations of her work." —Stephen Cox University of California, San Diego
“It's. Art". When the flush of a new-born sum first fell on Eden's green and gold,
Our father Adam sat under the Tree and ... that the world had seen was joy to his
mighty heart, Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, “It's pretty, but is it Art?” ...
Author: Jay R. Howard
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Apostles of Rock is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon. Some see CCM performers as ministers or musical missionaries, while others define them as entertainers or artists. This popular musical movement clearly evokes a variety of responses concerning the relationship between Christ and culture. The resulting tensions have splintered the genre and given rise to misunderstanding, conflict, and an obsessive focus on self-examination. As Christian stars Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, and Sixpence None the Richer climb the mainstream charts, Jay Howard and John Streck talk about CCM as an important movement and show how this musical genre relates to a larger popular culture. They map the world of CCM by bringing together the perspectives of the people who perform, study, market, and listen to this music. By examining CCM lyrics, interviews, performances, web sites, and chat rooms, Howard and Streck uncover the religious and aesthetic tensions within the CCM community. Ultimately, the conflict centered around Christian music reflects the modern religious community's understanding of evangelicalism and the community's complex relationship with American popular culture.
As we saw, we could not answer the question “But is it art?” until we had a better
grasp of what it was that was at issue in asking the question. For analogous
reasons, we cannot answer the question “But is it valuable?” until we have a
Author: Derek Matravers
Derek Matravers introduces students to the philosophy of art through a close examination of eight famous works of twentieth-century art. Each work has been selected in order to best illustrate and illuminate a particular problem in aesthetics. Each artwork forms the basis of a single chapter and readers are introduced to such issues as artistic value, intention, interpretation, and expression through a careful analysis of the artwork. Questions considered include what does art mean in contemporary art practice? Is the artistic value of a painting the same as how much you like it? If a painting isn't of anything, then how do we understand it? Can art be immoral? By grounding abstract and theoretical discussion in real examples the book provides an excellent way into the subject for readers new to the philosophical dimension of art appreciation.
But it is not the mark of art as such. Only that which belongs to all of art belongs to
art as Art. When they see work that puzzles them, people ask, “But is it art?” At
this point I have to say that there is a difference between being art and knowing ...
Author: Arthur C. Danto
Publisher: Yale University Press
DIV What is it to be a work of art? Renowned author and critic Arthur C. Danto addresses this fundamental, complex question. Part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, What Art Is challenges the popular interpretation that art is an indefinable concept, instead bringing to light the properties that constitute universal meaning. Danto argues that despite varied approaches, a work of art is always defined by two essential criteria: meaning and embodiment, as well as one additional criterion contributed by the viewer: interpretation. Danto crafts his argument in an accessible manner that engages with both philosophy and art across genres and eras, beginning with Plato’s definition of art in The Republic, and continuing through the progress of art as a series of discoveries, including such innovations as perspective, chiaroscuro, and physiognomy. Danto concludes with a fascinating discussion of Andy Warhol’s famous shipping cartons, which are visually indistinguishable from the everyday objects they represent. Throughout, Danto considers the contributions of philosophers including Descartes, Kant, and Hegel, and artists from Michelangelo and Poussin to Duchamp and Warhol, in this far-reaching examination of the interconnectivity and universality of aesthetic production. /div
Yes , but Is It Art ? SOMEONE HAS REMARKED THAT FISHING has no real
literature . On the face of it , that ' s a startling position to take , what with the
immense amount of writing about fishing in and out of print . * Immense amounts
of it , yes ...
Author: Gordon M. Wickstrom
Publisher: UNM Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
This collection of musings by well-known literary fisherman Gordon Wickstrom uses fishing as a lens through which to view and evaluate most things in life: politics, art, friendship, religion, globalization, relations between the sexes, time, seasonality, and old age.
But what makes the specific practices in question practices of art , and exactly
how must a new work relate to its precursors in order to count as art within an
evolving specific artistic practice ? It will not do to say only that it is made as a ...
Author: Richard Eldridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Richard Eldridge presents a clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and significance of art. Drawing on materials from classical and contemporary philosophy as well as from literary theory and art criticism, he explores the representational, expressive, and formal dimensions of art, and he argues that works of art present their subject matter in ways that are of enduring cognitive, moral, and social interest. His accessible study will be invaluable to students and to all readers who are interested in the relation between thought and art.
As the old adage goes – heterodoxy becomes orthodoxy, and the question 'but is it art?' has for the most part simply fallen away. Contemporary orthodoxy is not
doctrinaire, however, or at least is so only to the extent that it insists on the ...
Author: Jonathan Vickery
The last few decades have witnessed an explosion in ideas and theories on art. Art itself has never been more popular, but much recent thinking remains inaccessible and difficult to use. This book assesses the work of leading thinkers (including artists) who are having a major impact on making, criticizing and interpreting art. Each entry, written by a leading international expert, presents a concise, critical appraisal of a thinker and their contribution to thought about art and its place in the wider cultural context. A guide to the key thinkers who shape today's world of art, this book is a vital reference for anyone interested in modern and contemporary art, its history, theory, philosophy and practice.Theodor ADORNO * Roland BARTHES * Georges BATAILLE * Jean BAUDRILLARD * Walter BENJAMIN * Jay BERNSTEIN * Pierre BOURDIEU * Nicholas BOURRIAUD * Benjamin BUCHLOH * Daniel BUREN * Judith BUTLER * Noël CARROLL * Stanley CAVELL * TJ CLARK * Arthur C. DANTO * Gilles DELEUZE * Jacques DERRIDA * George DICKIE * Thierry DE DUVE * James ELKINS * Hal FOSTER * Michel FOUCAULT * Michael FRIED * Dan GRAHAM * Clement GREENBERG * Fredric JAMESON * Mike KELLEY * Mary KELLY * Joseph KOSUTH * Rosalind KRAUSS * Julia KRISTEVA * Barbara KRUGER * Niklaus LUHMANN * Jean-François LYOTARD * Maurice MERLEAU-PONTY * WTJ MITCHELL * Robert MORRIS * Linda NOCHLIN * Adrian PIPER * Griselda POLLOCK * Robert SMITHSON * Jeff WALL * Melanie KLEIN * Albrecht WELLMER * Richard WOLLHEIM
Author: Kathryn E. LivingstonPublish On: 2011-09-21
But . . . Is. It. Art? Recently, a friend's young daughter drew me a beautiful picture.
Created with magic markers, it depicted a few colorful butterflies, happy faces,
and a bright yellow sun. Out of habit, I immediately hung the drawing on my ...
Author: Kathryn E. Livingston
Category: Family & Relationships
In this new, expanded edition with more than fifty essays on the joys and heartaches of motherhood—from longing for a newborn to waiting for a teen to arrive home late at night—Kathryn E. Livingston, who has written for national magazines on parenting topics and co-authored two parenting books, explores the universal feelings and experiences all mothers share. The perfect gift book for new as well as “seasoned” moms, All About Motherhood charts the interior journey women make when they give birth and take on the most demanding and dynamic role of their lives. With poignancy and candor, this mother of three captures the essence of motherhood, probing the conflicting emotions a woman feels in her heart as she watches her babies grow up. “Treat yourself to this glorious compilation of essays about real mothering.” —Michele Borba, Ed.D, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries “Regardless of subject, Livingston remains inquisitive, easygoing and often witty.” –Publishers Weekly “Kathryn E. Livingston’s essays distill all that we mothers know to be true about ourselves. Her witty, reassuring pieces are islands of calm in our hectic parenting world.” —Abigail Gary, editor, mother
Take that interestingly shaped piece of wood that I found in the forest. It would
look great in a glass case with a spotlight on it. But is it art? And what about that
particularly impressive splatter picture made by swirling pots of runny paint
around a ...
Author: Martin Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Confused by metaphysics? In a muddle with aesthetics? Intimidated by Kant? Then look no further! Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts. Whether you're a philosophy student or a complete beginner, Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition will get you thinking and talking about philosophy in no time, and with maximum confidence.
Author: Dominic McIver LopesPublish On: 2014-01-30
Tolstoy's 1897 What Is Art? begat Clive Bell's more emphatically named Art of
1914, and some recent aesthetics best sellers are Matthew Kieran's Revealing
Art (2005) and Cynthia Freeland's But Is It Art? (2001). (Then, just as this book
Author: Dominic McIver Lopes
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Dominic McIver Lopes articulates and defends a 'buck passing theory of art', namely that a work of art is nothing but a work in one of the arts. Having traced philosophical interest in theories of art to a reaction to certain puzzle cases of avant-garde art, he argues that none of the theories that have dominated philosophy since the 1960s adequately copes with these works. Whereas these theories have reached a dialectical impasse wherein they reiterate, and cannot resolve, disagreement over the puzzle cases, the buck passing theory illuminates the radical provocations of avant-garde art. In addition, when supplemented by a systematic framework for crafting theories of the individual arts, the buck passing theory grounds our empirical inquiries into the arts as well as our practices of appreciation and art criticism. Lopes seeks to model the diverse strategies employed by humanists and social and behavioural scientists who study the different arts. He gives the specificity of each art form a central role in our appreciative endeavours, and yet he stresses the continuity of the arts with similar, non-art activities such as fashion design, sports and games, cuisine, nature appreciation, and non-literary writing.