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The Classification of Visual Art

The Classification of Visual Art
A Philosophical Myth and its History

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  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521772365

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  • This book is an important and original contribution to the philosophy of art that bridges the disciplines of philosophy and art. It engages with a long-standing debate about what it is that bestows the designation "art" on an artwork. Tiffany Sutton shows how the history of art should influence the classification of visual art. She considers the various theories that have been put forward to define the nature of the artwork and then offers her own set of classificatory norms.

    • Bridges disciplines of philosophy and art
    • An important attempt to answer long-standing questions about the classification of the visual arts
    • Raises significant questions about patronage in the contemporary visual arts
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521772365
    • length: 198 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Part I. The Historical Basis of the Myth:
    1. Juxtapositionality in art history
    Part II. The Framing Myth:
    2. The Framing Process
    3. Framing in art-historical perspective
    Part III. The Myth Framed:
    4. Theoretic refinements
    Selected bibliography

  • Author

    Tiffany Sutton

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