Learning To See
Historical Perspectives on Modern Popular/Commercial Arts
Learning to See starts on the assumption that popular/commercial arts are a different kind of activity from avant-garde arts today; but that they represent the same kind of activity that we identify as "arts" historically. It proceeds then to investigate how popular/commercial arts carry out the social functions of historic arts. And it claims that, once we can thereby understand how historic arts worked in and for society, art history becomes a significant new tool for objective historical research as never before.
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Published in 1981
LC: 81-080213 NX
524 pp. 6 x 9
167 b/w illus., 81 b/w photos
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-182-4 Cloth $30.95 t
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