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Art: Key Contemporary Thinkers

art.jpgAuthors: Diarmuid Costello and Jonathan Vickery

ISBN: 9781845203207

Publisher: Berg Publishers

Price: £12.99

The last few decades have witnessed an explosion in ideas and theories on art. Art itself has never been more popular, but much recent thinking remains inaccessible and difficult to use. This book assesses the work of leading thinkers (including artists) who are having a major impact on making, criticizing and interpreting art.

The last few decades have witnessed an explosion in ideas and theories on art. Art itself has never been more popular, but much recent thinking remains inaccessible and difficult to use. This book assesses the work of leading thinkers (including artists) who are having a major impact on making, criticizing and interpreting art. Each entry, written by a leading international expert, presents a concise, critical appraisal of a thinker and their contribution to thought about art and its place in the wider cultural context. A guide to the key thinkers who shape today's world of art, this book is a vital reference for anyone interested in modern and contemporary art, its history, theory, philosophy and practice.

About the authors: Diarmuid Costello lectures in aesthetics and Jonathan Vickery lectures in contemporary culture, both at the University of Warwick. Both have published widely on aesthetics and contemporary art theory.

The book is divided into four sections:

  • Art Theory and Practice
  • Art Theory and History
  • Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics
  • Theory and Philosophy of Culture
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