Varieties of Visual Experience

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Prentice Hall, 1992 - Performing Arts - 543 pages
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A classic on the functions, styles and structure of the major visual art forms, this well-received text is reputed to have the best treatment available on the theory and practice of art criticism. It examines the connection between the visual, social, and physical dimensions of everyday life in which the arts perform essential roles, while illustrating clearly the common features of theme and style in works of art separated by time and culture. For art critics, artists, and all those interested in art criticism.

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User Review  - j-b-colson - LibraryThing

An excellent comprehensive overview of the visual arts that provides useful categories and concepts. His main headings of Function, Styles, Structure, and Meaning, are extended with additional considerations of criticism, performance, and subcategories to work with. Read full review

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Every page was filled with colorful reproductions of works by artists from the renaissance to the postmodern period. Alongside the works, the contents occupied art criticism, how each work was meant to be interpreted and in what context does the work of art represented. Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
chapter two THE SOCIAL FUNCTIONS OF ART
43
chapter three THE PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS OF ART
72
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