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Published: 13 February 2003

184 Pages | numerous halftones


ISBN: 9780192804631

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Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Cynthia Freeland

Very Short Introductions

  • 'profoundly refreshing and satisfying ... Freeland's energetic and engaging voice breezily guides the reader, while employing an astonishing array of examples to illuminate and activate her explications.' (Don Bacigalupi, Director, San Diego Museum of Art)
  • Up-to-date and future-oriented: devotes a chapter to art on the web, video art, art museum CD-ROMs and various theorists of the new media and of postmodern art
  • Illustrated with a wide range of salient images
  • Discusses topical artists like Andres Serrano and Damien Hirst as well as more historical examples like Goya and Velazquez
  • The style is clear, lively, and humorous

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