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Author Ward, Ossian, author.
Title Ways of looking : how to experience contemporary art / Ossian Ward.
Imprint London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2014.
©2014.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  N6497 .W37 2014    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  N6497 .W37 2014    AVAILABLE  
Author Ward, Ossian, author.
Subject Art, Modern -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Themes, motives.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Add Title How to experience contemporary art
Description 176 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Art has changed. Those reassuringly familiar styles and movements that characterised art production prior to the twenty-first century have all vanished. Traditional artistic media no longer do what we expect of them. This book provides a straightforward, six-step programme for understanding contemporary art based on the concept of the tabula rasa a clean slate and a fresh mind. Since artists increasingly work across traditional media and genres, the author has also developed an alternative classification system Art as Entertainment, Art as Confrontation, Art as Joke designed to help make sense of otherwise obscure-seeming works. Ways of Looking transforms a potentially intimidating encounter with cuttingedge contemporary art into a dramatic, sensually rewarding and thoughtprovoking experience.
ISBN 9781780671932 (paperback)
1780671938 (paperback)
OCLC # 889665733