Thinking with Things: Toward a New Vision of Art By Esther Pasztory
Publisher: University of Texas Press 2005-08-01 | 264 Pages | ISBN: 0292765975 | PDF | 41 MB
What is "art"? Why have human societies through all time and around the globe created those objects we call works of art? Is there any way of defining art that can encompass everything from Paleolithic objects to the virtual images created by the latest computer technology? Questions such as these have preoccupied Esther Pasztory since the beginning of her scholarly career. In this authoritative volume, she distills four decades of research and reflection to propose a pathbreaking new way of understanding what art is and why human beings create it that can be applied to all cultures throughout time.