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  1. The Eclipse of Art: Tackling the Crisis in Art Today.Julian Spalding - 2003 - Prestel Publishing.
    "Julian Spalding, one of the art world's most outspoken critics, explores the modern public's alienation from contemporary art, and makes a powerful plea for the revival of communication, accessibility, and traditional skills in this field. Spalding explores the key ideas underpinning modern art and finds them wanting. He illustrates how artistic craft, learning, content and judgement have each been compromised by commercialism, cynicism and politics. He argues for the revival of an art whose ambition is to communicate, as profoundly and (...)
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  • What is Art ? A Philosophical Definition.Jakob Zaaiman - 2012 - Alldaynight.Info.
    Abstract: For art to be art it has to present the viewer with a distinctly out-of-the-ordinary perspective on everyday reality. Art is to be clearly differentiated from all forms of decorative craft, which are essentially concerned only with aesthetic experiences. Art is essentially about finding ways, through the manipulation and orchestration of presentational media – such as painting, sculpture, literature, film, and performance – to bring to life strange and unusual perceptions. All these media are quasi-theatrical and poetic in nature, (...)
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