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ISBN-10 0205886981ISBN-13 9780205886982
ISBN-10 0205835945ISBN-13 9780205835942
Author(s): Kerr Houston
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 352

Understand the Complexities of Art Criticism in a Straightforward and Readable Manner

An Introduction to Art Criticism offers a thorough overview of art criticism as it has been practiced since the 1700s.  The text is built around excerpts from the work of hundreds of historical and contemporary critics, including a substantial history of art criticism and chapters on the fundamental aspects of criticism and the formation of an individual voice.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate the rich history of art criticism as a field

  • Analyze the “voice” of critics