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Bahar

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  • Art History: A Very Short Introduction

  • By: Dana Arnold
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well-known examples. It discusses the challenge of using verbal and written language to analyze a visual form. Dana Arnold also examines the many different ways of writing about art, and the changing boundaries of the subject of art history. Topics covered include the canon of Art History, the role of the gallery, 'blockbuster' exhibitions, and the emergence of social histories of art.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Introduction to Western Methodology and Theory

  • By yiwen on 03-21-17

not what I was looking for

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-16

I was looking for history of art not art history whatever that is. only two characters briefly mentioned a bit of history about actual art.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Existentialism

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Thomas Flynn
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

One of the leading philosophical movements of the 20th century, existentialism has had more impact on literature and the arts than any other school of thought. Focusing on the leading figures of existentialism, including Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, Thomas Flynn offers a concise account of existentialism, explaining the key themes of individuality, free will, and personal responsibility, which marked the movement as a way of life, not just a way of thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • more of a summary and less of an introduction!

  • By Bahar on 07-18-16

more of a summary and less of an introduction!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-16

it is better to choose another book if you are new to existentialism. but once you have grasped the concepts, this book could serve as a quick reminder of who said what .

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Introducing Postmodernism

  • By: Richard Appignanesi
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Postmodernism claims that "modernity", which grew from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution and Marxism, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly "contemporary" culture, a virtual world of "hyperreality" containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed "end of history".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Severely Lacking

  • By Jim on 08-29-07

Too little information and too much entertainment!

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-16

I really cant say I learned much. it seemed to have been made for kids. also, the fact that they reflected the woman as a dumb person whose husband knows and has to explain everything was really annoying and insulting!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful