Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0192804634
This clear, lively book provides the ideal introduction to thinking about art. The author explains why innovation and controversy in art are constantly in the headlines, and why it matters.
This book discusses the relationship of art with beauty, culture, money, sex and new technology, and draws on examples from Rembrandt, Goya, and Damien Hirst to African nail fetishes, Indian Pueblo dancing, and MTV.
Admirable for its scope, compactness and exceptional claity. Reader-friendly and thought-provoking.
- The Independent
A thoroughly good idea. Snappy, smallformat…stylish design …perfect to pop into your pocket for spare moments.
-Lisa Jardine, The Times
A very good idea, these Very Short Introductions, a new concept.
-Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
List of Illustrations
Blood and Beauty
Paradigms and Purposes
Money, markets, museums
Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls
Cognition, creation, comprehension
Digitizing and Disseminating