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Art as Action, Art as Evidence

Morphy, Howard


This article is a strong defence of the idea of �art�, but it also recognizes its complexity and the fact that as a concept, �art� is fuzzy around the edges. It uses a concept of family resemblance and sees art objects as forming polythetic sets. The category contains within it an immense diversity and includes objects that have little in common with each other and require very different methods of analysis. However, at the heart of this concept of art lies a set of loosely connected features...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199218714.013.0011


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