Art as Performance

Art as Performance

Author(s): David Davies

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405116664

Online ISBN: 9780470774922

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774922

About this Book

In this richly argued and provocative book, David Davies elaborates and defends a broad conceptual framework for thinking about the arts that reveals important continuities and discontinuities between traditional and modern art, and between different artistic disciplines.


  • Elaborates and defends a broad conceptual framework for thinking about the arts.
  • Offers a provocative view about the kinds of things that artworks are and how they are to be understood.
  • Reveals important continuities and discontinuities between traditional and modern art.
  • Highlights core topics in aesthetics and art theory, including traditional theories about the nature of art, aesthetic appreciation, artistic intentions, performance, and artistic meaning.

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