Coverart for item
The Resource What art is like, in constant reference to the Alice books, Miguel Tamen

What art is like, in constant reference to the Alice books, Miguel Tamen

Label
What art is like, in constant reference to the Alice books
Title
What art is like, in constant reference to the Alice books
Statement of responsibility
Miguel Tamen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This comic, serious inquiry into the nature of art takes its technical vocabulary from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. It is ridiculous to think of poems, paintings, or films as distinct from other things in the world, including people. Talking about art should be contiguous with talking about other relevant matters
  • What Art Is Like is a comic, serious inquiry into the nature of art. It provides welcome relief from prevailing modes of explaining art that involve definitions, philosophical claims, and critical judgments put forth by third parties. Scrapping all such chatter, Miguel Tamen's aphoristic lark with aesthetic questions proceeds by taking its technical vocabulary only from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. According to Tamen, it would be ridiculous to think of poems or paintings or films or any variety of artistic production as distinct from other things in the world, including people. Talking about art should be contiguous with talking about many other relevant and important matters. Tamen offers a series of analogies and similes to help us imagine these connected experiences. One, taken from the analytical table of contents where the book is writ small, suggests that "understanding a poem is like understanding a cat; neither ever says anything back and you can't keep a conversation with them. All art is like this, but not only art is like this; nature, the past, numbers are also like this." Tamen takes up many central issues in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, including the connection between art and having fuzzy ideas about art, the mistake of imagining that art-decisions are put forth by art-courts where you are both judge and jury, and the notion that what happens with art also happens to you
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tamen, Miguel
Dewey number
701
Index
index present
LC call number
N70
LC item number
.T46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Alice
  • Art
  • Alice
  • ART
  • ART
  • Art
Label
What art is like, in constant reference to the Alice books, Miguel Tamen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What Happens ([ʹ][ʹ]151-199)
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Ideas ([ʹ][ʹ]1-55)
  • 2.
  • Furniture ([ʹ][ʹ]56-103)
  • 3.
  • Mistake ([ʹ][ʹ]104-150)
  • 4.
Control code
818953037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (117 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674067950
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674067950
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1b6b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818953037
Label
What art is like, in constant reference to the Alice books, Miguel Tamen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What Happens ([ʹ][ʹ]151-199)
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Ideas ([ʹ][ʹ]1-55)
  • 2.
  • Furniture ([ʹ][ʹ]56-103)
  • 3.
  • Mistake ([ʹ][ʹ]104-150)
  • 4.
Control code
818953037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (117 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674067950
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674067950
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1b6b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818953037

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...