Abstract I explore some implications of Larry Shiner’s view that fine art is a modern invention. In part I, I briefly summarize Shiner’s main thesis. The “Phantasia” During The Imperial Time. Arts Of The Word And Visual Arts / La «Phantasia» Dans La Periode Imperiale. Arts De La Parole Et Arts Plastiques. “A lucid book it should be a must-read for anyone active in the arts.”-Marc Spiegler, Chicago Tribune Books With The Invention of Art, Larry Shiner challenges.

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Other traditional cultures still have a similar system. The New Art Public. David Clowney, writing for Contemporary Aesthetics summarizes the central thesis of this book.


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The Ideal of the Work of Art. History of Western Philosophy. Sign in Create an account. A Cultural History by Larry Shiner.

The Invention of Art: A Cultural History by Larry Shiner

Kristen rated it really liked it May 31, This page was last edited on 17 Septemberat Parry Shiner – Research – Philosophy”. Wilson, Art Documentation “A lucid book.

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Modernism and Formalism Triumphant. Emerson Marx Ruskin Morris. By showing that the essentialist conception of art, along with its normative and regulative implications, is the artifact of a particular historical and cultural world, Shiner invites us to freely respond to the manifold richness of human expression and embellishment. Revolution Music Festival Museum. The Invention of Art: Find it on Scholar.

THE INVENTION OF ART: A Cultural History

Joseph Margolis – – Columbia University Press. What Makes Titles Names? Alessia rated it liked it Jun 17, A Fix for the Institutional Definition of Art. Adolescence as a Cultural Invention: Thanks for telling us about the problem.


The Arts and Crafts Movement. In that system, an artist or artisan was a skilled maker or practitioner, a work of art was the useful product of skilled work, and the appreciation of the arts was integrally connected with their role in the rest of life. John rated it really liked it Jan 23,