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ALEPH ID 000397783
OCLC Number (OCoLC)43561607
Main Entry LinkDiepeveen, Leonard,1959-
Title Art with a difference : looking at difficult and unfamiliar art / Leonard Diepeveen, Timothy Van Laar.
Imprint Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub., [2001]
Description xi, 132 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliographic Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: 1. Art museums: organizers of culture. The remarkable uniformity of museums -- The museum as an organizer of culture -- Additional values promoted by museums -- The history of art museums -- The canon -- Exclusion from the canon. 2. Western art and other cultures: encountering difference. The other -- Is it art? -- Formalist and anthropological approaches -- Problems with formalist and anthropological approaches -- Freedom from western perspectives. 3. Outsider art: encountering difference within. Outsider art defined -- The outsider artist as other -- Considering the outsider artist’s intentions -- Experiencing pleasure in outside art -- Faux native art -- From the outside to the inside. 4. Art and difficulty: Foucault’s nightmare. Difficulty defined -- Values of difficulty -- Visceral difficulty -- Living with difficulty.
Summary "Designed as a supplementary text for beginning art courses, this brief, inexpensive text introduces issues that are typically overlooked in standard art survey texts, such as the role of the museum in creating the canon, ways to understand art of other cultures and outsider art, and the difficulty many beginners have in understanding art, especially contemporary art."--Publisher’s description.
Subjects LinkArt appreciation -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Other Authors LinkVan Laar, Timothy
Additional Titles Looking at difficult and unfamiliar art
ISBN 1559349301

Library Holdings Library Stacks / Regular loan
N345 .D54 2001
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