New publication by Visiting Professors Claire Farago and Donald Preziosi

Posted on 17 January 2012

'Art Is Not What You Think It Is' has recently been published in the UK as part of the Blackwell Manifestoes series. The book offers a series of critical discussions on the idea of art, calling for a radical rethinking of the subject of 'art' and its relationship to today's world.

Art is Not What You Think It Is

Claire Farago and Donald Preziosi's new book, Art Is Not What You Think It Is, utilizes original research to present a series of critical incursions into the current state of debate on the idea of art, making manifest what has been largely missing or unsaid in those discussions.

  • Links museology, history, theory, and criticism to the realities of contemporary social conditions and shows how they have structurally functioned in a variety of contexts.
  • Deals with divisive and controversial problems such as blasphemy and idolatry, and the problem of artistic truth.
  • Addresses relations between European notions about art and artifice and those developed in other and especially indigenous cultural traditions

For more infomation, visit the publisher's website.