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How art works : a psychological exploration

Author
Winner, Ellen, author.
Title
How art works : a psychological exploration / Ellen Winner.
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
©2019
Description
x, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-294) and index.
Contents
  • Part one: Introduction. Perennial questions
  • Can this be art?
  • Part two: Art and emotion. Wordless sounds: hearing emotion in music
  • Feeling from music: emotions in the music listener
  • Color and form: emotional connotations of visual art
  • Emotions in the art museum: why don't we feel like crying?
  • Drawn to pain: the paradoxical enjoyment of negative emotion in art
  • Part three: Art and judgment. Is it good? Or just familiar?
  • Too easy to be good? The effort bias
  • Identical! What's wrong with a perfect fake?
  • "But my kid could have done that!"
  • Part four: What art does, and does not, do for us. Silver bullets: does art make us smarter?
  • The lives of others: fiction and empathy
  • Does making art improve well-being
  • Part five: Making art. Who makes art and why?
  • Part six: Conclusion. How art works.
Summary
"How Art Works explores puzzles that have preoccupied philosophers as well as the general public: Can art be defined? How do we decide what is good art? Why do we gravitate to sadness in art? Why do we devalue a perfect fake? Could 'my kid have done that'? Does reading fiction enhance empathy? Drawing on careful observations, probing interviews, and clever experiments, Ellen Winner reveals surprising answers to these and other artistic mysteries."--Jacket.
Subject headings
Art--Psychology.
ISBN
9780190863357 hardcover
0190863358 hardcover
0190863358

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
N71 .W535 2019
Location
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Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
N71 .W535 2019
Location
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South Bend - Schurz Library
Call Number
N71 .W535 2019
Location
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