Varieties of Visual Experience

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H.N. Abrams, 1992 - Art - 543 pages
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The first part of this book explains the personal, social and physical functions of art. The second part is the style of objective accuracy, formal order, emotion and fantasy. The third part on the elements of visual, design and aesthetics. Fourth part: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography and images in motion. The final part explains the theory of art criticism and critical performance.

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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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