Philosophy in Art
Zidane, 2008 - Art and philosophy - 159 pages
The relationship between philosophy and art has always been a close one - and today's conceptual art draws heavily on ideas and concepts from the philosophical field. Osborne and co introduce the reader to a wide variety of key ideas and showcase the work of over 20 artists, whilst explaining the relationship between the two. With an introduction by Richard Osborne, author of the internationally bestselling Philosophy For Beginners, this is a useful introduction to a complicated field for all arts students and the general reader. Illustrated throughout in colour.
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Very useful book that matches theory to actual artistic practice.
Many different approaches are discussed - from fetishism to technology- and all of the work is grounded in actual artistic practice.
A beguiling look at what art practitioners do with theoretical ideas.
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