The Invention of Art : A Cultural History
Larry ShinerISBN: 0226753433; 9780226753430;
Book Description "A lucid book . . . it should be a must-read for anyone active in the arts."-Marc Spiegler, Chicago Tribune Books With The Invention of Art , Larry Shiner challenges our conventional understandings of art and asksus to reconsider its history entirely, arguing that the category of fine art is a modern invention--that the lines drawn between art and craft resulted from key social transformations in Europe during the long eighteenth century.