0-0 - CLASS NOTES FOR 25.09 (0-1) art is . . . art, as we...

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CLASS NOTES FOR 25.09 (0-1) “art” “is” . . . “art,” as we mean it today, is a very recent idea—invented in the 18 th century in Europe the Greek word for “art” : τεκνε (tekhne) . . . from which we directly derive our words “technology,” “technique,” “technics,” etc. “Art,” for the Greeks, simply meant knowing how to manipulate materials , whether the materials were stone, cloth, language . . . we still employ this sense, though it is now embedded within a reverent, almost religious, sense of “art” as an “elevated” condition the result of which are elevated phenomena Art is made, and always with some impetus or force at work “within” or “behind” it. art “is”: manipulation of time and space resulting in aesthetically communicative experience manipulation : art is never natural (the Grand Canyon is not a work of art . . . ); it must undergo a process at the hands of human agency . art is
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course CHEM 1A 40030 taught by Professor Borovick during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.

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