‘The Art Question’ by Nigel Warburton

The Art Question is one of the most accessible books I have found that explicitly states the various definitions of art in language that would be easily understood by most students. Other books covering the same material usually presuppose previous philosophical and art-historical knowledge which The Art Question does not do. Also of note, it uses relevant contemporary art examples that more advanced texts usually fail to include. A very good introduction to the philosophy of art. Definitions Covered: Institutional Family Resemblance Anti-Essentialist Intentional-Historical Formalism Expressionism Art Examples Used Include: Cezanne, Francis Bacon, Duchamp, Warhol, Damien Hirst, Tracy Emin, Maurizio Cattelan, Lee Friedlander, Cindy Sherman

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