Abstract I explore some implications of Larry Shiner’s view that fine art is a modern invention. In part I, I briefly summarize Shiner’s main thesis. The “Phantasia” During The Imperial Time. Arts Of The Word And Visual Arts / La «Phantasia» Dans La Periode Imperiale. Arts De La Parole Et Arts Plastiques. “A lucid book it should be a must-read for anyone active in the arts.”-Marc Spiegler, Chicago Tribune Books With The Invention of Art, Larry Shiner challenges.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Invention of Art: A Cultural History by Larry Shiner. With The Invention of ArtLarry Shiner challenges our conventional understandings of art and asks us to reconsider its history entirely, arguing that the category of fine art is a modern invention—that the lines drawn between art and craft resulted from key social transformations in Europe during the long eighteenth century.

Shiner’s text is scholarly but accessible, and should appeal to readers with even a innvention interest in art theory. Wilson, Art Documentation “A lucid book.

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Nov 22, John rated it liked it. A breath of fresh air in an otherwise stifling artistic environment. Do you mean there are really people out there who don’t buy into the story presented by the modernists?

Jan 26, Francesco Fabi rated it it was amazing. Simply put this is probably one innvention the most important things you will read about art history. The implications of such an analysis, which I think the author could have explored further and more audaciously it is as if he remained within the boundaries of the modern concept of “Art” are tremendously vast.

Personally I have always shared Gombrich’s anti-idealist citation introducing The Story of Art “there is no such thing as art” Aug 10, Gianluca Braschi rated it it was amazing. Mar 20, Leon Limpens rated it it was amazing. An indispensable book for understanding the transformation of art into eurocentric Art and the runaway-evolution of the art markets. Oct 29, Mduritz rated it it was amazing. Dec 07, Felipe rated it liked it.

Jul 06, David Livingstone added it. Also a very needed incention of the mythos of “art” in Western civilization. There have been many attempts to offer various versions of art history, such as feminist, Marxist and so on, but Shiner’s book looks at the evolution of the term itself, which sheds light on this very Eurocentric idea and its pretensions.

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