Talking Art

Talking Art The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education

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In Talking Art, acclaimed ethnographer Gary Alan Fine gives us an eye-opening look at the contemporary university-based master's-level art program. Through an in-depth analysis of the practice of the critique and other aspects of the curriculum, Fine reveals how MFA programs have shifted the goal of creating art away from beauty and toward theory. Contemporary visual art, Fine argues, is no longer a calling or a passion-it's a discipline, with an academic culture that requires its practitioners to be verbally skilled in the presentation of their intentions. Talking Art offers a remarkable and disconcerting view into the crucial role that universities play in creating that culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9780226560212
Imprint: The University of Chicago Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 700.71
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvii, 273
Weight: 454g
Height: 152mm
Width: 227mm
Spine width: 21mm