What Art Is - And Isn't: An Aesthetic Tract

What Art Is - And Isn't: An Aesthetic Tract

by Donald Knowles Richardson
     
 
Synopsis:
What Art Is - and Isn’t is a fascinating, concise, and cogent explanation of the similarities and differences between art and design, of the role of craft and the computer, and their relationship with architecture.

It broaches such taboo subjects as nudity, pornography, the erotic, Aboriginal art, graffiti, kitsch, ‘intelligent

Overview

Synopsis:
What Art Is - and Isn’t is a fascinating, concise, and cogent explanation of the similarities and differences between art and design, of the role of craft and the computer, and their relationship with architecture.

It broaches such taboo subjects as nudity, pornography, the erotic, Aboriginal art, graffiti, kitsch, ‘intelligent design’ and the art industry.

What Art Is – and Isn’t explains concisely and rationally the absolute centrality of the aesthetic in our daily lives as well as in art and design.

This philosophical discussion will expand your horizons and open your mind to new concepts. But it also draws on art of the past, providing an easily understood critique of the writings of popular art and design theorists EH Gombrich, Nikolaus Pevsner, John Berger, Clement Greenberg and Arthur C Danto.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612042206
Publisher:
Strategic Book Publishing
Publication date:
01/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
68
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Donald Knowles Richardson of South Australia is a retired artist who has spent a lifetime studying and teaching art and design. This book is his explanation of the worldwide sorry state of art theory and art education. In 2010, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the arts in Australia. He is working on his next ground-breaking book, Perspectives and Views.

Publisher’s Web site: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/WhatArtIs-AndIsnt.html

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