The Art Public: A Short History | Author: Oskar Batschmann
Although the idea of a collective audience for art - an 'art public' - is highly significant in the art world, this is the first book to enquire into the actual history of the art public. The book explores both written and pictorial evidence of its behaviour, and disentangles the connections between art production, the expectations of the audience and a work's reception.
Two aspects shape the narrative: first, the transformation of the audience from passive recipient to active agent; and second, the mockery of the audience by satirists such as George Cruikshank, Thomas Rowlandson, Honore Daumier and many others. This sweeping account moves from the Greek artist Apelles to Leon Battista Alberti and Leonardo da Vinci, and from Oscar Wilde to film stars, art tourists and leading art museums and galleries worldwide.
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Minerva Cueva | Author: Minerva Cueva
Minerva Cueva's aesthetic practice can be situated at the interface between political action and exercises of social self-determination. Among the central themes she has addressed through her work are the...
Grayson Perry: Smash Hits | Author: Grayson Perry
Grayson Perry is one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists and cultural figures. This book, which includes first sight of new and previously unpublished works, is published to accompany the...
Tina Modotti | Author: Isabel Tejeda Martin
Embracing every aspect of Modotti's brief but stellar career and filled with archival images and insightful essays, this is certain to be the definitive reference work on a photographer whose...