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Steve Shipps - (Re)Thinking Art: A Guide for Beginners - 9781405155632 - V9781405155632
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(Re)Thinking Art: A Guide for Beginners

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Description for (Re)Thinking Art: A Guide for Beginners Paperback. "It actually gave me what I expected to learn in college. I learned a great deal about life. " "A strong and important underlying philosophy, the knowledge of which will be useful in the real world. This knowledge is very important to anyone who aspires to be artistic as well as anyone who just aspires to be. Num Pages: 184 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: ABA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 217 x 121 x 10. Weight in Grams: 228.

(Re)Thinking "Art": A Guide for Beginners is a primer that considers the term "art," what it means and why it matters. Rather than being about any particular sort of art —visual or otherwise— the book addresses the idea of "art" in all, in all its messy complexity, and offers meaningful access to the vast array of human products to which it refers.

  • Written by an award-winning teacher as a response to students’ ongoing challenge, "What is 'art', anyway, and why should I care?"
  • Aims to bring readers into a meaningful relationship with art and teaches them to think critically and creatively ... Read more
  • Provides an ideal introduction to the field for students and anyone interested in art today
  • Offers a jargon-free, common-sense basis from which to approach the theories that dominate the art world today, for readers who may wish to pursue them further
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd United Kingdom
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Hoboken, United States
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About Steve Shipps
Steve Shipps is Associate Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Studies at Emerson College. He is an arts educator concerned primarily with the nature and history of "art" as a Western cultural institution. An award-winning teacher, he has been a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and of the Getty Center for Education in the Arts. ... Read more

Reviews for (Re)Thinking Art: A Guide for Beginners
"(Re)Thinking 'Art' is a wonderful little book, mostly accessible and often funny, that offers a way forward to critical thinking about art. I would recommend it without hesitation for lower-level undergraduate courses." (Teachers College Record, December 2008) "In-depth examination of art told in plain, lively language ... [which] will allow seasoned art thinkers to reevaluate and, hopefully, reaffirm ... Read more

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