Artwriting

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University of Massachusetts Press, 1987 - Art - 161 pages
Artwriting is a philosophical study of the history of recent American art criticism. Carrier argues that an artwork can be understood only relative to interpretation, a function of criticism. But unlike art history, art criticism cannot arrive at a consensus about what makes a true interpretation of an artwork. Criticism can only appeal to the persuasiveness of alternative critical narratives in determining an artwork's meaning and value.

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The term "artwriting'' refers to texts either by art critics or by art historians; this book is a philosophical account of the history of (mostly) recent art criticism. Carrier emphasizes that since ... Read full review

Contents

Beginnings in Narrative
15
Endings in Narrative
42
The Presentness of Art
56
Copyright

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