Ways of Seeing
Publish date: June 1st 1972
Publisher: Peter Smith Publisher
Edition language: English
, Art History
“But because it is nevertheless ‘a work of art”’ – and art is thought to be greater than commerce – its market price is said to be a reflection of its spiritual value of an object, as distinct from a message or an example, can only be explained in terms of magic or religion.” In “Ways of Seeing” b...
Lucid conceptual introductions.
A small collection of short essays on art. 4 writings and 3 full of images.I found the first 2 written articles more appealing - arguments quite clear and persuasive. Though only touching the surface of some issues, they are quite articulate and thus serve as a good introduction. I don't like the la...
Good short look at how we see things and how artists use that.Particularly good in terms of advertising.
This is the book I recommend when people tell me they don't know much about art and want to learn about it. I like this better than general art and art history books because those tend to be bogged down with dry facts and too many historical details, whereas Ways of Seeing is very short, easy to und...
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