Howard Singerman’s Art Subjects is a study of the training of visual artists in. American universities from to the present. More precisely, the book is an. Howard Singerman is author of Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University () and Art History, after Sherrie Levine ().· He has contributed . Find great deals for Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University by Howard Singerman (, Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay!.
|Published (Last):||9 March 2004|
|PDF File Size:||4.16 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||1.53 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Kate is currently reading it Sep 28, Adam Wolpa rated it really liked it Jan 05, Skip to main content. References to this book Art Practice as Research: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Show More Show Less.
Peculiar indeed, but all too common among gr This book might be considered a more scholarly treatment of what James Elkins addresses in his book, Why Art CAnnot Be Taught, which relies on anecdotes and personal analysis.
Disciplinary boundaries are created and policed by its rules of professional discourse. Contact Contact Us Help. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.
Howard Singerman’s Art Subjects is a study of the training of visual artists in American universities from subjectz the present.
Arguing that where artists are trained makes a difference in the forms and meanings they produce, he shows how the university, with its disciplined organization of knowledge and demand for language, played a critical role in the production of modernism in the visual arts.
The book mimics its putative ohward in at least one interesting way.
Now it is shaping what we call postmodernism: For instance, Singerman’s early chaptersmake the case that the triumph of artistic modernism must be understood as a repudiation of a “female” aesthetic and even of women as artists. It also calls into question Singerman’s repeated arg to the “self-criticality” of the discipline.
A book that answers the questions that you never thought you had about Art education. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Nearly every artist under the age of fifty in the United States today has a Master of Fine Arts degree. Open Preview See a Problem? Samantha rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Disciplinary boundaries are created and policed by its rules of aart discourse. Yet the result is professionalism without a clear profession other than as an employee of the post-World War II university: The book has a clear organization and its numerous quotations are carefully documented.
At the same time, Singerman declares his intention to “use the concept of the discipline as it constrains and structures discourses to keep from having to judge whether or not art is a profession” p. Art Subjects appears to have started life as Singerman’s doctoral dissertation, but it only occasionally displays the dull by-the-numbers writing of such documents.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 10, Snooks McDermott rated it liked it Shelves: Andrea Rosen rated it really liked it Aug 14, But I understand the whole ‘artist as researcher’ thing better now, which as a librarian who does, you know, like, ACTUAL research, threw me for a loop.
Singerman’s book reveals the ways we have conceived of art in the past hundred years and have institutionalized that conception as atelier activity, as craft, and finally as theory and performance. Howard Singerman’s thoughtful study is the first to place that degree in its proper historical framework and ideological context. Lawrence Schear marked it as to-read Aug 08, Although the book’s acknowledgments segment thanks one individual for demanding thatSingerman “come to a real conclusion” for the book, readers should note Singerman’s subsequent admission that it may not have one.
Any Condition Any Condition. With careful attention to detail and nuance, Singerman presents a compelling picture of the peculiarly institutional myth of the creative artist as an untaught and hoard being singularly well adapted to earn a tenure position at a major research university. Refresh and try again.