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Art Critiques: A Guide. Third Definitive Edition Revised and Expanded Paperback – November 10, 2014
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This is a guidebook for art students at the college level (BA, BFA, MFA, PhD). Compared to other books on critique, this book is more colorful, more engaging, and less formal. "James Elkins is one of the world's leading educators in the visual arts. In Art Critiques: A Guide, Elkins shines his bright light across the long overlooked shadowland of studio education. Beautifully written and easy to use, this book is an absolute must for art students and faculty alike." -George Smith, Founder & President, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. "Elkins introduces refreshing commonsense in the tired and tiresome activity of the critique of art works by students. A dissection geared to avoid or delay a future autopsy of the field, the book uses case studies that teach as much about "how to" as they do about 'how not to.' A nice and often funny exercise in debunking, Art Critiques: A Guide is also a fascinating analysis of the successes and failures in communication among people." -Luis Camnitzer, Professor Emeritus, State University of New York, and Pedagogical Advisor to the Cisneros Foundation.
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This is the third, final, and definitive edition of this book: I will not be expanding it further, so it's a safe book to buy. Previous editions have been available in less expensive black and white versions, but this time I decided color really does make a difference, so there is no black and white option. The cover was painted especially for this book by Mark Staff Brandl.About 10 chapters are expanded from chapter 4 in my book Why Art Cannot be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students, but this book is not just an extract from that one. I have worked hard on this book: everything's been reorganized, and lots has been rewritten; lots of material is crowd sourced from Facebook; and this edition also adds five new chapters that weren't in the second edition--2, 5, 7, 10, and 43. It's as good as I can make it. I hope you find it useful.
- Publisher : New Academia Publishing/ The Spring; Expanded edition (November 10, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 254 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0990693929
- ISBN-13 : 978-0990693925
- Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
- Dimensions : 8 x 0.69 x 10 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #325,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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