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The Resource Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth, A. O. Scott

Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth, A. O. Scott

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Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth
Title
Better living through criticism
Title remainder
how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth
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A. O. Scott
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Language
eng
Summary
Critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics--himself included--can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn't, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative, and urgent activities of modern existence. Drawing on the long tradition of criticism from Aristotle to Susan Sontag, Scott shows that real criticism was and always will be the breath of fresh air that allows true creativity to thrive
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1966-
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Scott, A. O.
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Criticism
  • Criticism (Philosophy)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics
  • ART / Film & Video
Label
Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth, A. O. Scott
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Contents
Introduction: What is criticism? (a preliminary dialogue) -- The critic as artist and vice versa -- The eye of the beholder -- Self-criticism (a further dialogue) -- Lost in the museum -- The trouble with critics -- Practical criticism (another dialogue) -- How to be wrong -- The critical condition -- The end of criticism (a final dialogue)
Control code
sky279294758
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781594204838
Lccn
2015043562
Label
Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth, A. O. Scott
Publication
Copyright
Contents
Introduction: What is criticism? (a preliminary dialogue) -- The critic as artist and vice versa -- The eye of the beholder -- Self-criticism (a further dialogue) -- Lost in the museum -- The trouble with critics -- Practical criticism (another dialogue) -- How to be wrong -- The critical condition -- The end of criticism (a final dialogue)
Control code
sky279294758
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781594204838
Lccn
2015043562

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