Ideas about Art

Ideas about Art

Author(s): Kathleen K. Desmond

Published Online: 20 APR 2011 09:53AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405178839

Online ISBN: 9781444396010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396010

About this Book

Ideas About Art is an intelligent, accessible introductory text for students interested in learning how to think about aesthetics. It uses stories drawn from the experiences of individuals involved in the arts as a means of exposing readers to the philosophies, theories, and arguments that shape and drive visual art. 

  • An accessible, story-driven introduction to aesthetic theory and philosophy
  • Prompts readers to develop independent ideas about aesthetics; this is a guide on how to think, not what to think
  • Includes discussions of non-western, contemporary, and discipline-specific theories
  • Examines a range of art-based dilemmas across a wide variety of disciplines - from art and design and law to visual and museum studies

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