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Links for E-Copy of Books

Hi, I found digital copies of the books that’s we’re going to use initially in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, I can’t upload it here. I think the file may be too big. But here are the upload links that you can use. This is 4shared, its fairly simple to use. Just click on the link that I will post here and follow the instructions on the website. Its in pdf format. Please read Chapters 1-3 of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing. Don’t worry, there are lots of pictures in it and and you’ve seen its only a very small book. Chapter 2 is entirely of pictures, so no trouble there. The e-copy of The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology by Donald Preziosi that I found is an earlier edition of the copy I have. It has different pages but most of the articles are still there. Please read the Art History: Making the Visible Legible by David Preziosi (pp 7-11) and Introduction of Chapter 1 entitled Art as History (pp 13-21). It might seem daunting at first but just give it a try. We’ll discuss it the week after next. For next meeting, we’ll watch a movie. If you have any question, don’t hesitate to comment on this post or to email me.

The Art of Art History by David Preziosi:
http://www.4shared.com/document/8vpXwndm/0199229848_The_Art_of_Art_Hist.html

Ways of Seeing by John Berger:
http://www.4shared.com/document/ntnlXQ5I/Berger_John_Ways_Of_Seeing.html

I hope you enjoy reading these books. See you next week!

**Hyperlink isn’t working for some reason. You can just copy and paste the URL into your browser. That should take care of it. See you in class!

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3 comments on “Links for E-Copy of Books

  1. rg placino
    July 23, 2011

    Beauty is merely a point of view, an opinion. One’s taste varies greatly between each individual. No one can really point out what is beauty. If you see an object and it’s labeled as an art, you will respond to it and criticize like if the artist did a good job or not. But what about the everyday objects that we see? Isn’t it just the same as we see in posters or streamers? It’s man made, has texture and was given time to produce. Isn’t it the same as what artists do? They create something out of sheer thought, just so they feel like doing it. It’s up to the critics to label it as art or not, if it’s beauty or not. The artist themselves can’t tell if what they did was beautiful. They are more focused on capturing what they feel or saw during the period when they had the inspiration to do this things. So i say this that no such thing in this world is beautiful. It’s merely a word, overly used, that a critic came up to praise one person’s work because he himself find the object mesmerizing. We are not obliged to see things as how he sees it. A simple man has simple taste and what’s beautiful for him, we have no right to criticize.

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