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Art for Beginners

(Para principiantes)

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Understanding art means understanding the way images shape our views of ourselves and of the world. Art for Beginners discusses artwork as a record of everyday life, historic events, and the imagination. It introduces readers to individual artists, various genres, specific uses of materials, and theories of composition. The closing pages address art's role as a commodity i ...more
Paperback, 185 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Writers & Readers Publishing (first published March 1st 2000)
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Great guide and introduction to art theory. Complex ideas explained simply and with nice pictures... in other words, intellect for idiots. Mostly very interesting and on the rare occasion I found it otherwise, the fault lay with myself and not the author.
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A better title would be 'Western Art Theory for Beginners but Not Explained Particularly Well'.
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Dani Cavallaro is a freelance writer specializing in literary studies, critical and cultural theory and the visual arts.
Head of English, University of Westminster.

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