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Author Goldie, Peter, author
Title Who's afraid of conceptual art? / Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2009
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  709.04075 G568 2010    AVAILABLE  -  30500101378068
Edition 1st ed
Descript viii, 152 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The challenge of conceptual art -- The definition and the thing -- Appreciating conceptual art -- Aesthetics and beyond -- What's left once aesthetic appreciation has gone?
"Of all the different art forms it is perhaps conceptual art which at once fascinates and infuriates the most. In this much-needed book Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens demystify conceptual art using the sharp tools of philosophy. They explain how conceptual art is driven by ideas rather than the manipulation of paint and physical materials; how it challenges the very basis of what we can know about art, as well as our received ideas of beauty; and why conceptual art requires us to rethink concepts fundamental to art and aesthetics, such as artistic interpretation and appreciation
Including helpful illustrations of the work of celebrated conceptual artists from Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Kosuth and Piero Manzoni to Dan Perjovschi and Martin Creed, Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art? is a superb starting point for anyone intrigued but perplexed by conceptual art."--pub. desc
Subject Conceptual art
Art -- Philosophy
Alt Author Schellekens, Elisabeth
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