How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change (Paperback)Allan deSouza (author)
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"This book is a detailed, thorough, and comprehensive discussion concerning all aspects of contemporary art. de Souza opens a 'can of worms' on almost every page, exposing long-held myths about art practice, what art is, and if in fact we can really say anything meaningful about the whole 'art world' at all. . . . Very well written and highly readable. It is a must read for all art educators, art students, curators, art critics and faculty at academic institutions where art is still included in the curriculum." -- Rob Harle * Leonardo Reviews *
"Juggling . . . the conceptual and practical . . . is no easy task and deSouza does a good job. . . . One of the strengths of the book is deSouza's reflection on language - its importance to the project of decolonization and to artistic meaning/expression. -- Alpesh Kantilal Patel * Hyperallergic *
"DeSouza shatters the trope of the handbook as static, watered-down theory. Instead, we enter an electric dialogue steeped in the vein of Paulo Freire and bell hooks. . . . With its accessible writing and contemporary perspective, How Art Can Be Thought should be required reading for art educators, administrators, art historians, critics and those interested in critical pedagogy." -- Ashley Hosbach * ARLIS/NA Reviews *
"How Art Can Be Thought is indeed a practical handbook and offers a comprehensive account of current art debates in the art world. To decolonize those debates, deSouza provides a rich and detailed pedagogical framework that can be adapted to shape new debates." -- Uschi Klein * Visual Studies *
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