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Why a painting is like a pizza: a guide to understanding and enjoying modern art

Why a painting is like a pizza: a guide to understanding and enjoying modern art

Heller, Nancy G

The first time she made a pizza from scratch, art historian Nancy Heller made the observation that led her to write this guide to contemporary art. Comparing modern art to pizzas, she shows how we can refine analytical tools we possess to understand even the most unfamiliar art

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Princeton, N.J.; Oxford: Princeton University Press, c2002
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Statement of responsibility: Nancy G. Heller
ISBN: 0691090513, 0691090521, 9780691090511, 9780691090528
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-185) and index.
Physical Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Subject: Art Appreciation.; Art, Modern 20th century.; Modern Art

Contents

  1. PREFACE
  2. INTRODUCTION
  3. 1. EXACTLY WHAT IS "ABSTRACT" ACTS?
  4. 2. WHY IS A PAINTING LIKE A PIZZA?
  5. 3. MAKING AETHETIC DECISIONS IN ART AND IN DAILY LIFE
  6. 4. PAINTINGS THAT PEOPLE LOVE TO HATE
  7. 5. BENDING--AND BREAKING--THE RULES
  8. 6. NEW MATERIALS, NEW RULES
  9. 7. ART INVADES LIFE, AND VICE VERSA
  10. 8. THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF (SOME) ABSRTACT ART
  11. 9. COMMONSENSE ANSWERS TO SOME OF THE QUESTIONS MOST OFTEN ASKED ABOUT MODERN ART
  12. NOTES
  13. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  14. SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
  15. INDEX