Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. This is a book on art in various languages.
Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.
Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, lively book will engage the public, introductory students, and teachers in the arts.
Presenting an analysis of the interconnections between science and the visual arts, this book takes the reader on an illustrated journey from the Renaissance masters to the imagery of cutting-edge science. It considers the way in which artists and scientists have deceived the world and responded to its patterns.
Eco awareness has had an enormous impact across all cultural and political spectrums, not least in the art world. This book presents an exploration of the ways in which contemporary artists are confronting nature, the environment, climate change and ecology.