Art is not What You Think it is

Art is not What You Think it is

Author(s): Donald Preziosi, Claire Farago

Published Online: 27 FEB 2012 11:11PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405192408

Online ISBN: 9781444354300

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354300

About this Book

Art Is Not What You Think It Is utilizes original research to present a series of critical incursions into the current state of debate on the idea of art, making manifest what has been largely missing or unsaid in those discussions.

  • Links museology, history, theory, and criticism to the realities of contemporary social conditions and shows how they have structurally functioned in a variety of contexts
  • Deals with divisive and controversial problems such as blasphemy and idolatry, and the problem of artistic truth
  • Addresses relations between European notions about art and artifice and those developed in other and especially indigenous cultural traditions

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