What is art for In the engaging, lively, and controversial new book, bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton, with art historian John Armstrong, proposes a new way of looking at art, suggesting that it can be useful, relevant, and above all else therapeutic for its audiences.De Botton argues th

John Berger s Classic Text on ArtJohn Berger s Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the London Sunday Times critic commented This is an eye opener in mor

The Medium is the Massage is Marshall McLuhan s most condensed, and perhaps most effective, presentation of his ideas Using a layout style that was later copied by Wired, McLuhan and coauthor designer Quentin Fiore combine word and image to illustrate and enact the ideas that were first put forward

This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art Eight new artists from the modern period have been introduced They are Corot, Kollwitz, Nolde, de Chirico, Brancussi, Magritte, Nicolson and Morandi A sequence of n

Based on John Dewey s lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts a