The Classification of Visual Art: A Philosophical Myth and Its History

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 2000 - Art - 184 pages
0 Reviews
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Juxtapositionality in Art History
17
Two Other Juxtapositional Contexts
38
The Framing Process
59
Art Criticism into Frame
74
Theoretic Refinements
115
Three Alternative Historical Theories of Visual Art
126
The Prospects of a General Historical Theory of Art
134
Overview
143
A Pictorial Guide
152
Eva Hesse Metronomic Irregularity II MIII
153
Robert Morris Untitled UN
154
Eva Hesse HangUp museum view HU
155
Eva Hesse HangUp studio view HU
156
Piero della Francesca The Baptism of Christ
157
Pages from Patterns of Intention Michael Baxandall
158
Notes
161

Constantin Brancusi Newborn NB page
149
Constantin Brancusi Magic Bird MB
150
Constantin Brancusi Young Bird YB
151

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Art and Advertising
Joan Gibbons
Limited preview - 2005

Bibliographic information