The Invention of Art: A Cultural History

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With The Invention of Art , Larry Shiner challenges our conventional understandings of art and asks us to reconsider its history entirely, arguing that the category of fine art is a modern invention--that the lines drawn between art and craft resulted from key social transformations in Europe during the long eighteenth century. -Shiner spent over a decade honing what he calls 'a brief history of the idea of art.' This carefully prepared and--given the extent and complexity of what he's discussing--admirably concise, well ...

The Invention of Art: A Cultural History 2003, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226753430

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The Invention of Art: A Cultural History 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226753423

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