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Afterword: Digital photography

Afterword: Digital photography  

Steve Edwards

in Photography: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775390
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801647.003.0007
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Some argue that newer technologies in digital photography represent a continuation of key themes and practices from older methods. Others suggest that the introduction of digital ... More
4. Alchemical practices: modern art and consumerism

4. Alchemical practices: modern art and consumerism  

David Cottington

in Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775857
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803641.003.0005
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The beginning of the avant-garde came at the same time as a mushrooming of consumerism and commercialized entertainment. The burgeoning new graphic environment that these developments ... More
5. The apparatus and its image

5. The apparatus and its image  

Steve Edwards

in Photography: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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9780191775390
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801647.003.0005
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Evidence of photographs being tampered with, mocked up, or rearranged to mislead has frequently been reported, for example the airbrushing out of Trotsky and other revolutionaries from ... More
3. Art and anti-art

3. Art and anti-art  

David Hopkins

in Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775611
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802545.003.0004
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For the Dada and Surrealist artists, their artistic productions constantly overlapped: the textual, visual, and performance. Formal ‘beauty’ was regarded as an irrelevant pursuit and the ... More
4. Art and power

4. Art and power  

Christina Riggs

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781261
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10.1093/actrade/9780199682782.003.0004
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‘Art and power’ considers how works of art and architecture were used to negotiate power relationships between human beings in the complex, hierarchical society of ancient Egypt, and ... More
2. The art of the altarpiece

2. The art of the altarpiece  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775833
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0002
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A shift occurred over the course of the 15th century in the design (but not function) of altarpieces. The structure of altarpieces changed as did the way that these were evaluated by ... More
4. The avant-garde and revolution

4. The avant-garde and revolution  

David Cottington

in The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777790
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10.1093/actrade/9780199582730.003.0005
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Eugène Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People of 1830 is arguably the most enduring image of revolutionary insurrection in the history of art. Artworks such as this mean that the ... More
1. Blood and beauty

1. Blood and beauty  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0001
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‘Blood and beauty’ examines why blood has been used in so much art. Artwork in recent years has incorporated a lot of horror. Photographers have shown corpses or the grisly severed heads of ... More
4. The challenge of nature and the antique

4. The challenge of nature and the antique  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Much has been written on the meanings that can be inferred from the subject matter of Renaissance art. In general, Renaissance artists aimed to do more than just imitate nature and evoke ... More
6. Cognition, creation, comprehension

6. Cognition, creation, comprehension  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Does art bear a message in the way language does? What must we know to clarify an artwork's meaning? Can't we just look at an artwork for enjoyment? ‘Cognition, creation, comprehension’ ... More
5. Communications

5. Communications  

John Heskett

in Design: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776748
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854469.003.0005
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9780192854469
‘Communications’ covers two-dimensional material that has an impact on modern life. We are continually bombarded with visual imagery. The influence of it is pervasive. It can inform, ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Art theory is not like scientific theories, such as Einstein's special theory of relativity or Darwin's theory of evolution: there do not seem to be any ‘laws’ of art that will predict ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

David Cottington

in The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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In the first decade of the 21st century, the term ‘the creative industries’ became ubiquitous and a fashionable notion. The term ‘creativity’ was seen to have value beyond its usage. ... More
3. Consumerism and co-option

3. Consumerism and co-option  

David Cottington

in The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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What is the relationship between the artistic avant-garde and the commodity culture of the immediate pre-First World War period? What was the cultural and social position of the newly ... More
3. Consuming culture

3. Consuming culture  

Julian Stallabrass

in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Dec 2020
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Dec 2020
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9780191865640
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826620.003.0003
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‘Consuming culture’ evaluates contemporary art’s relationship with consumerism and mass culture. The issue of art’s separation from or mergence with commodity culture has a long history. ... More
9. Contexts

9. Contexts  

John Heskett

in Design: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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9780191776748
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854469.003.0009
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Three levels of contextual influence are relevant to the practice of design: how designers view themselves; the business context in which the design practice is located; and government ... More
3. Cultural crossings

3. Cultural crossings  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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‘Cultural crossings’ asks: Can art break down barriers among cultures? John Dewey's belief that ‘the esthetic quality is the same for Greeks, Chinese, and Americans’ suggests that he is ... More
1. Dada and Surrealism: a historical overview

1. Dada and Surrealism: a historical overview  

David Hopkins

in Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775611
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802545.003.0002
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The early 20th century witnessed profound changes in politics, war, revolution, and technology. Early 20th-century art and literature reflected the new mind set as people reacted to these ... More
6. Did women have a Renaissance?

6. Did women have a Renaissance?  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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9780191775833
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0006
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What happened to the women of the Renaissance? The situation of women and the visual arts is not straightforward. It is true that women in the labouring classes probably did not benefit ... More
7. Digitizing and disseminating

7. Digitizing and disseminating  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0007
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9780192804631
‘Digitizing and disseminating’ considers the impact of new communications technologies on art. Some argue that the new ‘global village’ with its broad participation will restore the ... More

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