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

INTRODUCTION Portfolio
Very Gifted People
Visiting Artist
Tattoos and the Foundation Year
Seeing
Lines and Marks
Urban Legends 8 Exhibitmania 9 Digital Tsunami 10 Art Market Monster
Snowmageddon 13 PaintSpattered Wretch
Map of the Maryland Institute College of Art and
Authors Note
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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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