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Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas 2nd Edition
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I had to though, for my "Art: Language and Theory" class, in my second year of Graphic Design major. I was shocked with it at first, it's almost 1300 pages, with not a single image in it! It looked extremely dull. But the thing is, I found it extremely useful, and enjoyable to read at times too. It covers art theories in the 20th century, and has texts written by artists, philosophers, polticians and much more.
I now refer to it with every paper I write, every presentation I make and so on. There are also letters and notes in the book by artists such as Cezanne and Matisse, which are delightful to read. I use a dictionary sometimes, but not always, though I agree, the language is hard to comprehend at first glance.
I don't think any art student or teacher could do without this book, I used it as a beginners guide while studying art, and I won't stop using it. Don't be put off when you first get this book, you'll learn to value and appreciate it with little time.
The essays are grouped by thematic content and given well rounded introductions by the editors of the volume. A word of warning to the readers: do not take what is put in the volume at face value...which is a big temptation. The only way to really learn from this book is to challenge the authors and decide for yourself the merits of the analysis. Art theory is intellectually dense but extremely dangerous to accept without serious study. This book is a reference on art theory like no other in the world. So please do yourselves a favor and get this book before it's taken out of print. And when this book goes out of print thanks to the ipad and ebook craze putting book publishers out of business...you'll be very sorry you didn't get it when you could.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked for the class perfectly, I was glad to not have to pay the university book shop price for this one. :-)Published 9 months ago by Nicholas M. Gough
An amazing work of compilation, a MUST for students of 20th century Art History, especially the emergence and influence of the avant gardes.Published 10 months ago by Oliveira
The edges of the book were a little frayed, but otherwise in decent condition.Published 12 months ago by DC Reader
Great book! So much more interesting and enlightening than any textbook I've read.Published 14 months ago by CR