The Classification of Visual Art: A Philosophical Myth and its History

The Classification of Visual Art: A Philosophical Myth and its History

by Tiffany Sutton
ISBN-10:
0521039746
ISBN-13:
9780521039741
Pub. Date:
08/18/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

The Classification of Visual Art: A Philosophical Myth and its History

This book is an important and original contribution to the philosophy of art that bridges the disciplines of philosophy and art. It engages with a long-standing debate about what it is that bestows the designation "art" on an artwork. Tiffany Sutton shows how the history of art should influence the classification of visual art. She considers the various theories that have been put forward to define the nature of the artwork and then offers her own set of classificatory norms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521039741
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/18/2007
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Historical Basis of the Myth: 1. Juxtapositionality in art history; Part II. The Framing Myth: 2. The Framing Process; 3. Framing in art-historical perspective; Part III. The Myth Framed: 4. Theoretic refinements; Illustrations; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.

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