Playing to the gallery : helping contemporary art in its struggle to be understood
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New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
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Book
ISBN
9780143127352, 0143127357
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137 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Adult Nonfiction
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Published
New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9780143127352, 0143127357

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"First published in Great Britain by Particular Books 2014" -- title page verso.
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Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he's called this book Playing to the Gallery and not 'Sucking up to an Academic Elite). Based on his hugely popular Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask. Questions such as: What is 'good' or 'bad' art--and does it matter? Is there any way to test if something is art, other than a large group of people standing around looking at it? Is art still capable of shocking us or have we seen it all before? Can you be a 'lovable character' and a serious artist--what is a serious artist anyway? And what happens if you place a piece of art in a rubbish dump?

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Perry, G. (2015). Playing to the gallery: helping contemporary art in its struggle to be understood . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Perry, Grayson, 1960-. 2015. Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to Be Understood. Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Perry, Grayson, 1960-. Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to Be Understood Penguin Books, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Perry, Grayson. Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to Be Understood Penguin Books, 2015.

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