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The Resource Art and its observers, by Patricia Emison

Art and its observers, by Patricia Emison

Label
Art and its observers
Title
Art and its observers
Statement of responsibility
by Patricia Emison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What ties western art together? This extended essay attempts to distill some of the basic ideas with which artists and observers of their art have grappled, ideas worthy of ongoing consideration and debate. The fostering of visual creativity as it has morphed from ancient Greece to the present day, the political and economic forces underpinning the commissioning and displacement of art, and the ways in which contemporary art relates to past periods of art history (and in particular, the Renaissance), are among the topics broached. Architecture, drawings, prints, films, painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from Europe and the US are considered and examined, often including nonstandard examples, occasionally including ones from the immediate surroundings of the author (who is based in New England). Although this book is primarily geared to those who would like a brief introduction to some basic aspects of a visual tradition spanning thousands of years, students of aesthetics might also discover useful benchmarks in this concise overview. The author places the emphasis on how art has been used and loved (or sometimes despised or ignored) more than on which works should be most famous."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Emison, Patricia A.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Series in art
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  • Artists
  • Art
  • Art
  • Artistes
  • artists (visual artists)
  • Art
  • Artists
Label
Art and its observers, by Patricia Emison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Overview. What is an artist? Marks of artists' prominence and reputation: signatures, biographies and anecdotes, houses, tombs. -- Artistic worth: does it tend to correlate with reputation? What does the evolving market for art tell us, over and above the record of the art itself? Art before there was an art market. -- The concept of art. The theory of art. Style, technique, and materials as interactive factors. -- The classical tradition, and the idea that virtue and beauty are beyond the effects of time. -- The monumental column. -- The equestrian monument. -- Public monuments and problems of reception over time. -- An epitome of (mostly) classical style in the history of architecture. -- Interpretation as a way to investigate history. Botticelli and Bruegel. -- Mona Lisa, Walter Pater: the range of viable responses to a work of art. -- Petrarch. Personal versus political uses of art. The lyric tradition and the turn toward measuring value by response; the development of abstraction. -- Collecting. How collecting, fundamentally different from patronage, nevertheless affects making and vice versa. The vagaries of reputation and the complexities of how standards change. -- Recalibrating the value of art in times of turmoil: Michelangelo's Last Judgment; the French Revolution and Napoleon; modern technology and the gradual end of ideals of heroic war. -- Abandoning 'Old Master' norms, a complicated process the origins of which go as far back as Leonardo. --Hollywood and "the pictures." -- Beyond individual identity, or when did the reverberations of Renaissance art and theory die out, and how different is our own time
Control code
1294286059
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 177 pages
Isbn
9781648894008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1294286059
Label
Art and its observers, by Patricia Emison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Overview. What is an artist? Marks of artists' prominence and reputation: signatures, biographies and anecdotes, houses, tombs. -- Artistic worth: does it tend to correlate with reputation? What does the evolving market for art tell us, over and above the record of the art itself? Art before there was an art market. -- The concept of art. The theory of art. Style, technique, and materials as interactive factors. -- The classical tradition, and the idea that virtue and beauty are beyond the effects of time. -- The monumental column. -- The equestrian monument. -- Public monuments and problems of reception over time. -- An epitome of (mostly) classical style in the history of architecture. -- Interpretation as a way to investigate history. Botticelli and Bruegel. -- Mona Lisa, Walter Pater: the range of viable responses to a work of art. -- Petrarch. Personal versus political uses of art. The lyric tradition and the turn toward measuring value by response; the development of abstraction. -- Collecting. How collecting, fundamentally different from patronage, nevertheless affects making and vice versa. The vagaries of reputation and the complexities of how standards change. -- Recalibrating the value of art in times of turmoil: Michelangelo's Last Judgment; the French Revolution and Napoleon; modern technology and the gradual end of ideals of heroic war. -- Abandoning 'Old Master' norms, a complicated process the origins of which go as far back as Leonardo. --Hollywood and "the pictures." -- Beyond individual identity, or when did the reverberations of Renaissance art and theory die out, and how different is our own time
Control code
1294286059
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 177 pages
Isbn
9781648894008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1294286059

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