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Art Theory and Criticism: An Anthology of Formalist, Avant-Garde, Contextualist and Post-Modernist Thought
Arranged chronologically, the essays in this book--each brilliantly introduced by the editor--deal with the way art and culture interact in modern times. Each author focuses on one aspect of modern art and its relation to culture by analyzing, questioning or refuting the ideas about art that people just assume are true. The essays are also grouped into one of four differen ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by McFarland & Company
(first published April 1991)
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I thought this book was really interesting but got pretty dry at some times. The book opened with an essay by Oscar Wilde, who while being an interesting and ingeneous writer is also an advanced and lengthy read. Overall, I would recomend this book to anyone who is very interested in art, art history, and of course art theory but who also has an excellent vocabulary.