Reframing Art explores how the theories of art can be used to open up, structure and enrich our contemporary understanding of art and visual culture. Illustrated with examples from aboriginal, medieval, renaissance, enlightenment and modern art including installation and new media, Reframing Art will be invaluable for students of Art History and Theory and for any reader looking for a clear explanation of ways of seeing and understanding art.
“Entertaining, enlightening, and uncompromisingly clear, Carter and Geczy have done for art theory what E.H. Gombrich did for the story of art. This is hands-down the most up to date, readable introduction to art theory available.” ―Benjamin Genocchio, art critic, The New York Times
“This engaging text explores concepts central to the study of art, aesthetics, and art history…The book has remarkable range, yet maintains a sharp focus throughout by introducing concrete examples at each crucial juncture of thought. Reframing Art leads its reader to consider the most current theoretical issues, including problems raised by the new media -- all without a trace of mystification.” ―Richard Shiff, University of Texas at Austin
About the Author
Michael Carter has had a long career...