In this provocative new survey of American painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture, David Bjelajac dismisses both the idea of an evolutionary development of styles and a uniquely American way of seeing. Instead, showing the interrelation of art, politics, and social change, he encourages readers to look at artworks from the point of view of contemporaneous audiences and within a larger historical context.
Explaining how shifting cultural values influence the way we interpret art, Bjelajac helps us to understand why people have reacted positively or negatively to various works at various times. Nearly 400 illustrations, 150 in full color, illustrate a vibrant, stimulating, and original work in which art is viewed not only in terms of its creation but also its reception.Reseña del editor:
A survey of American painting, sculpture, photography and architecture. Bjelajac seeks to show the interrelation of art, politics and social change by encouraging readers to look at art from the point of view of audiences contemporary with the artist.
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Descripción Prentice Hall, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110810942143
Descripción Prentice Hall Art, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0810942143