Art Schooled: A Year Among Prodigies, Rebels, and Visionaries at a World-class Art College

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UPNE, Jan 1, 2012 - Art - 330 pages
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What does it mean to be an artist at a time when the art world is becoming increasingly fragmented and disconnected--when the most highly valued art objects are seemingly the most abstruse, visually vexing, and conceptually difficult, or may not be physical objects at all? How does the art of today connect with the art of the past? These questions and more inform and enliven the pages of Art Schooled.

In this fascinating chronicle Larry Witham takes readers inside the history, culture, economics, teaching, technique, and competition of one of the oldest and most prestigious art colleges in the country, the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. With rare, privileged access to the personal and professional lives of students, faculty, administrators, and visiting artists, he shows us how young artists develop their talent and vision, learn the ins and outs of the art world, and come to proudly define themselves as artists, even as theory and technology conspire to declare that art as we once knew it is utterly changed.
 

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User Review  - snooksmcdermott - LibraryThing

A highly-readable and engaging journalistic account of a year in the life of an art school. I work as a librarian at a private art school in the midwest, and it's given me a better perspective on what ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTIONPORTFOLIO DAY
Part IFOUNDATIONS
1VERY GIFTED PEOPLE
2VISITING ARTIST
3TATTOOS AND THE FOUNDATION YEAR
4SEEING RED
5LINES AND MARKS
6DEAD AUTHORS CANT DEFINE ART
11THE END OF SCULPTUREAS WE KNOW IT
Part IIIART AND SOUL
12SNOWMAGEDDON
13PAINTSPATTERED WRETCH
14CLIMBING THE GLASS CUBE
15BEING IN FILM
16EDUCATION OF AN ARTIST
17ART WALK

Part IIART WORLDS
7URBAN LEGENDS
8EXHIBITMANIA
9DIGITAL TSUNAMI
10ART MARKET MONSTER
THE MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART AND ITS NEIGHBORHOOD
AUTHORS NOTE
NOTES
INDEX
Copyright

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LARRY WITHAM is a veteran journalist and the author of twelve books, including Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America and Marketplace of the Gods: How Economics Explains Religion.

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