Twentieth Century Theories of Art
James M. Thompson
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1990 - Art - 547 pages
This ambitious volume provides a general introduction to the major approaches in this century to art theory and criticism, from the Expression Theory to Poststructuralism. For readers with little or no background, clearly written introductions are provided. The writings collected here are by leaders in each area such as Freud, Barthes, Heidegger and Derrida. The collection is valuable for students of art history, literature and philosophy.
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The Expression Theory Art and Feeling
The Psychological Approach
The Sociological Approach
Semiotics and Structuralism
Existentialism and Phenomenology
Eye and Mind
Section Eight The AnalyticalLinguistic Approach
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