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Shiner, L. E. (Larry E.), 1934-

The invention of art : a cultural history / Larry Shiner.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
xix, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
NX440 S5 2001 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-341) and index.
Subject Terms:
Arts -- History.
Arts -- Philosophy.

  • The Greeks had no word for it
  • Aquinas's saw
  • Michelangelo and Shakespeare: art on the rise
  • Artemisia's allegory: art in transition
  • Polite arts for the polite classes
  • The artist, the work, and the market
  • From taste to the aesthetic
  • Hogarth, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft
  • Revolution: music, festival, museum
  • Art as redemptive revelation
  • The artist: a sacred calling
  • Silences: triumph of the aesthetic
  • Assimilation and resistance
  • Modernism, anti-art, and the Bauhaus
  • Beyond art and craft?.