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Necessity of Artspeak: The language of the arts in the western tradition

Necessity of Artspeak: The language of the arts in the western tradition
Library Shelf Location 05.HARR
Publication Date 2003
Description Are contemporary art theorists and critics speaking a language that has lost its meaning? Is it still based on concepts and values that are long out of date? Does anyone know what the function of the arts is in modern society? This title situates these issues within the long-running debate about the arts and their place in society that goes back to the classical period in ancient Greece. "The Necessity of Artspeak" shows that what have usually been considered problems of aesthetics and artistic justification often have their source in the linguistic assumptions underlying the terms and arguments presented. It also shows how artspeak is manipulated to serve the interests of particular social groups and agendas. Until the semantics of artspeak is more widely understood, the public will continue to be taken in by the latest fads and fashions that propagandists of the art world promote.
ISBN 0826460798
Quantity 1
Pages 222
Author Roy Harris
Format Paperback
Publisher Continuum, New York, London
Category Theory
Keywords Language, Aesthetics
Language English

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