But Is It Art An Introduction to Art Theory

But Is It Art   An Introduction to Art Theory
Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2001-02-22
ISBN 10: 0191504254
ISBN 13: 9780191504259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

But Is It Art An Introduction to Art Theory Book Review:

In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, along with the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.

Art Theory A Very Short Introduction

Art Theory  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2003-02-13
ISBN 10: 0191579327
ISBN 13: 9780191579325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Theory A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, alongside the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Portraits and Persons

Portraits and Persons
Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2010-06-17
ISBN 10: 0199234981
ISBN 13: 9780199234981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portraits and Persons Book Review:

`A boundary-breaking book, mobilizing art for philosophical purposes with exciting and enlightening results.' Ivan Gaskell, Harvard University --

Plato s Protagoras

Plato   s Protagoras
Author: Olof Pettersson,Vigdis Songe-Møller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN 10: 3319455850
ISBN 13: 9783319455853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Protagoras Book Review:

This book presents a thorough study and an up to date anthology of Plato’s Protagoras. International authors' papers contribute to the task of understanding how Plato introduced and negotiated a new type of intellectual practice – called philosophy – and the strategies that this involved. They explore Plato’s dialogue, looking at questions of how philosophy and sophistry relate, both on a methodological and on a thematic level. While many of the contributing authors argue for a sharp distinction between sophistry and philosophy, this is contested by others. Readers may consider the distinctions between philosophy and traditional forms of poetry and sophistry through these papers. Questions for readers' attention include: To what extent is Socrates’ preferred mode of discourse, and his short questions and answers, superior to Protagoras’ method of sophistic teaching? And why does Plato make Socrates and Protagoras reverse positions as it comes to virtue and its teachability? This book will appeal to graduates and researchers with an interest in the origins of philosophy, classical philosophy and historical philosophy.

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 0545517125
ISBN 13: 9780545517126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Dust Book Review:

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

Molecular Ecology

Molecular Ecology
Author: Joanna R. Freeland
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006-03-30
ISBN 10: 0470090634
ISBN 13: 9780470090633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Ecology Book Review:

Molecular Ecology provides a comprehensive introduction to the many diverse aspects of this subject. The book unites theory with examples from a wide range of taxa in a logical and progressive manner, and its accessible writing style makes subjects such as population genetics and phylogenetics highly comprehensible to its readers. The first part of the book introduces the essential underpinnings of molecular ecology, starting with a review of genetics and a discussion of the molecular markers that are most frequently used in ecological research. This leads into an overview of population genetics in ecology. The second half of the book then moves on to specific applications of molecular ecology, covering phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics. The final chapter looks at molecular ecology in a wider context by using a number of case studies that are relevant to various economic and social concerns, including wildlife forensics, agriculture, and overfishing * comprehensive overview of the different aspects of molecular ecology * attention to both theoretical and applied concerns * accessible writing style and logical structure * numerous up-to-date examples and references This will be an invaluable reference for those studying molecular ecology, population genetics, evolutionary biology, conservation genetics and behavioural ecology, as well as researchers working in these fields.

Who You Know

Who You Know
Author: Julia Freeland Fisher
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 1119452929
ISBN 13: 9781119452928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who You Know Book Review:

Improve student outcomes with a new approach to relationships and networks Relationships matter. Who You Know explores this simple idea to give teachers and school administrators a fresh perspective on how to break the pattern of inequality in American classrooms. It reveals how schools can invest in the power of relationships to increase social mobility for their students. Discussions about inequality often focus on achievement gaps. But opportunity is about more than just test scores. Opportunity gaps are a function of not just what students know, but who they know. This book explores the central role that relationships play in young people’s lives, and provides guidance for a path forward. Schools can: Integrate student support models that increase access to caring adults in students’ lives Invest in learning models that strengthen teacher-student relationships Deploy emerging technologies that expand students’ networks to experts and mentors from around world Exploring the latest tools, data, and real-world examples, this book provides evidence-based guidance for educators looking to level the playing field and expert analysis on how policymakers and entrepreneurs can help. Networks need no longer be limited by geography or circumstance. By making room for relationships, K-12 schools can transform themselves into hubs of next-generation learning and connecting. Who You Know explains how.

Embodied Communities

Embodied Communities
Author: Felicia Hughes-Freeland
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781845455217
ISBN 13: 1845455215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embodied Communities Book Review:

Court dance in Java has changed from a colonial ceremonial tradition into a national artistic classicism. Central to this general transformation has been dance's role in personal transformation, developing appropriate forms of everyday behaviour and strengthening the powers of persuasion that come from the skillful manipulation of both physical and verbal forms of politeness. This account of dance's significance in performance and in everyday life draws on extensive research, including dance training in Java, and builds on how practitioners interpret and explain the repertoire. The Javanese case is contextualized in relation to social values, religion, philosophy, and commoditization arising from tourism. It also raises fundamental questions about the theorization of culture, society and the body during a period of radical change.

The New Art History

The New Art History
Author: Jonathan Harris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN 10: 1134582501
ISBN 13: 9781134582501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Art History Book Review:

The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years. Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes between these and earlier forms of 'radical' or 'critical' analysis, explores the influence of other disciplines and traditions on art history, and relates art historical ideas and values to social change. Structured around an examination of key texts by major contemporary critics, including Tim Clarke, Griselda Pollock, Fred Orton, Albert Boime, Alan Wallach and Laura Mulvey, each chapter discusses a key moment in the discipline of art history, tracing the development and interaction of Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic critical theories. Individual chapters include: * Capitalist Modernity, the Nation-State and Visual Representation * Feminism, Art, and Art History * Subjects, Identities and Visual Ideology * Structures and Meanings in Art and Society * The Representation of Sexuality

Rebalancing Society

Rebalancing Society
Author: Henry Mintzberg
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN 10: 1626563195
ISBN 13: 9781626563193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebalancing Society Book Review:

Enough of the imbalance that is causing the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right and paralysis in the political center. We require an unprecedented form of radical renewal. In this book Henry Mintzberg offers a new understanding of the root of our current crisis and a strategy for restoring the balance so vital to the survival of our progeny and our planet. With the collapse of the communist regimes of Eastern Europe, Western pundits declared that capitalism had triumphed. They were wrong—balance triumphed. A healthy society balances a public sector of respected governments, a private sector of responsible businesses, and a plural sector of robust communities. Communism collapsed under the weight of its overbearing public sector. Now the “liberal democracies” are threatened—socially, politically, even economically—by the unchecked excesses of the private sector. Radical renewal will have to begin in the plural sector, which alone has the inclination and the independence to challenge unacceptable practices and develop better ones. Too many governments have been co-opted by the private sector. And corporate social responsibility can't compensate for the corporate social irresponsibility we see around us “They” won't do it. We shall have to do it, each of us and all of us, not as passive “human resources,” but as resourceful human beings. Tom Paine wrote in 1776, “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” He was right then. Can we be right again now? Can we afford not to be?

Philosophy of the Arts

Philosophy of the Arts
Author: Gordon Graham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-09-07
ISBN 10: 1134563671
ISBN 13: 9781134563678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of the Arts Book Review:

A new edition of this bestselling introduction to aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Includes new sections on digital music and environmental aesthetics. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.

Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment

Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment
Author: Jennifer A. McMahon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-06-13
ISBN 10: 1351373323
ISBN 13: 9781351373326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment Book Review:

This edited collection sets forth a new understanding of aesthetic-moral judgment organized around three key concepts: pleasure, reflection, and accountability. The overarching theme is that art is not merely a representation or expression like any other, but that it promotes shared moral understanding and helps us engage in meaning-making. This volume offers an alternative to brain-centric and realist approaches to aesthetics. It features original essays from a number of leading philosophers of art, aesthetics, ethics, and perception, including Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Garrett Cullity, Cynthia A. Freeland, Ivan Gaskell, Paul Guyer, Jane Kneller, Keith Lehrer, Mohan Matthen, Jennifer A. McMahon, Bence Nanay, Nancy Sherman, and Robert Sinnerbrink. Part I of the book analyses the elements of aesthetic experience—pleasure, preference, and imagination—with the individual conceived as part of a particular cultural context and network of other minds. The chapters in Part II explain how it is possible for cultural learning to impact these elements through consensus building, an impulse to objectivity, emotional expression, and reflection. Finally, the chapters in Part III converge on the role of dissonance, difference, and diversity in promoting cultural understanding and advancement. Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment will appeal to philosophers of art and aesthetics, as well as scholars in other disciplines interested in issues related to art and cultural exchange.

The Horror Film

The Horror Film
Author: Stephen Prince
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2004-02-09
ISBN 10: 081354257X
ISBN 13: 9780813542577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Horror Film Book Review:

In this volume, Stephen Prince has collected essays reviewing the history of the horror film and the psychological reasons for its persistent appeal, as well as discussions of the developmental responses of young adult viewers and children to the genre. The book focuses on recent postmodern examples such as The Blair Witch Project. In a daring move, the volume also examines Holocaust films in relation to horror. Part One features essays on the silent and classical Hollywood eras. Part Two covers the postWorld War II era and discusses the historical, aesthetic, and psychological characteristics of contemporary horror films. In contrast to horror during the classical Hollywood period, contemporary horror features more graphic and prolonged visualizations of disturbing and horrific imagery, as well as other distinguishing characteristics. Princes introduction provides an overview of the genre, contextualizing the readings that follow. Stephen Prince is professor of communications at Virginia Tech. He has written many film books, including Classical Film Violence: Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 19301968, and has edited Screening Violence, also in the Depth of Field Series.

A Companion to Feminist Philosophy

A Companion to Feminist Philosophy
Author: Alison M. Jagger,Iris Marion Young
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2000-02-03
ISBN 10: 9780631220671
ISBN 13: 0631220674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Feminist Philosophy Book Review:

Including over 50 newly-commissioned survey articles, this outstanding volume represents the first truly comprehensive guide to feminist philosophy.

Plutocrats

Plutocrats
Author: Chrystia Freeland
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN 10: 0141929901
ISBN 13: 9780141929903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plutocrats Book Review:

Forget the 1% - it's time to get to grips with the 0.1% ... There has always been some gap between rich and poor, but it has never been wider - and now the rich are getting wealthier at such breakneck speed that the middle classes are being squeezed out. While the wealthiest 10% of Americans, for example, receive half the nation's income, the real money flows even higher up, in the top 0.1%. As a transglobal class of highly successful professionals, these self-made oligarchs often have more in common with one another than with their own countrymen. But how is this happening, and who are the people making it happen? Chrystia Freeland, acclaimed business journalist and Global Editor-at-Large of Reuters, has unprecedented access to the richest and most successful people on the planet, from Davos to Dubai, and dissects their lives with intelligence, empathy and objectivity. Pacily written and powerfully researched, Plutocrats could not provide a more timely insight into the current state of Capitalism and its most wealthy players. 'A superb piece of reportage ... a tremendous illumination' (New Statesman on Freeland's previous title, Sale of the Century)

Yes I Can

Yes I Can
Author: Kendra J. Barrett,Jacqueline B. Toner,Claire A. B. Freeland
Publsiher: Magination Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781433828690
ISBN 13: 1433828693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yes I Can Book Review:

"Carolyn is in a wheelchair, but she doesn't let that stop her! She can do almost everything the other kids can, even if sometimes she has to do it a little differently"--

How Learning Works

How Learning Works
Author: Susan A. Ambrose,Michael W. Bridges,Michele DiPietro,Marsha C. Lovett,Marie K. Norman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-04-16
ISBN 10: 9780470617601
ISBN 13: 0470617608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Learning Works Book Review:

Praise for How Learning Works "How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning." —Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor for educational development, University of California, Berkeley, and author, Tools for Teaching "This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching." —Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, North Hennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community Colleges Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education "Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues." —Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." —From the Foreword by Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; coauthor, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction; and author, Multimedia Learning

What is Art

What is Art
Author: Tiziana Andina
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN 10: 9004361421
ISBN 13: 9789004361423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Art Book Review:

"'What is art?' is one of the classic questions that philosophy has addressed over the ages, from the ancients to today. Taking as its starting point debates over the various definitions of art found in history, this article presents and discusses some of the major theories offered by both the analytic and continental traditions. It then looks at the theoretical reasons that led twentieth-century philosophy to reopen the question of definition, and in many cases inquire into the ontology of art itself. Finally, a series of considerations are addressed to help shift the problem of definition onto a new plane, one that is able to respond to the challenges of the performing and participatory arts, which more than any other form of art present particularly unconventional ontologies."--Page 4 of cover.

Sale of the Century

Sale of the Century
Author: Chrystia Freeland
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028516495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sale of the Century Book Review:

Contains a chronology of events from 1991 to 2000 and a list of important personalities arranged by political and economic beliefs.

What Art Is

What Art Is
Author: Arthur C. Danto
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN 10: 030017487X
ISBN 13: 9780300174878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Art Is Book Review:

One of America's most celebrated art critics offers a lively meditation on the nature of art.