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Art Theory for Beginners,9781934389478

Art Theory for Beginners

Edition: Reprint
Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: 9/8/2009
Publisher(s): Ingram Book Co
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From Paleolithic cave-painting to postmodernism,Art Theory For Beginnersis a concise and entertaining survey of the major historical and current debates on art. Painters, theorists and philosophers are all included to show how the idea of art has developed over the last 5,000 years. Art is a visual representation of a range of concepts, stories and emotions, including curiosity, humanity, political statements, and the Self.Art Theory For Beginnersexamines and explains the development of the different ways in which people study, interpret and appreciate art in its rich variety of forms. Art Theory For Beginnersis a clear and entertaining introduction to the complex questions that stem from the simple idea of 'art'.

Author Biography

Richard Osborne is a philosopher and writer with special interests in Art, Technology and contemporary culture. He is the author of several works including Philosophy For Beginners and Freud For Beginners. Richard Osborne currently teaches art theory and philosophy at the University of the Arts in London. His most recent book is Philosophy in Art (Zidane Press 2008) which examines the relationship between the two.

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