Why Art?

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by Eleanor Davis

What is “Art”? Art can be selfindulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy) unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive.

Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 9781683960829

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SKU: 9781683960829 Categories: , Product ID: 38777

Description

What is “Art”? It’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change? In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy) unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive, in an attempt to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve. A work of art unto itself, Davis leavens her exploration with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worthy of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest.

200 page black and white paperback
Fantagraphics Books, 2018

Diamond Code: DEC171577

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Weight9 oz
Dimensions6.75 × 5.5 × 1 in