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The Resource Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth, A.O. Scott

Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth, A.O. Scott

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Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth
Title
Better living through criticism
Title remainder
how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth
Statement of responsibility
A.O. Scott
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever. Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics-- himself included-- can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn't, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative, and urgent activities of modern existence. Using his own film criticism as a starting point-- everything from his infamous dismissal of the international blockbuster The Avengers to his intense affection for Pixar's animinated Ratatouille-- Scott expands outward, easily guiding readers through the complexities of Rilke and Shelley, the origins of Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, the power of Marina Abramovich and 'Ode on a Grecian Urn.' Drawing on the long tradition of criticism from Aristotle to Susan Sontag, Scott shows that real criticism was and always will be the breath of fresh air that allows true creativity to thrive. 'The time for criticism is always now, ' Scott explains, 'because the imperative to think clearly, to insist on the necessary balance of reason and passion, never goes away.'"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
index present
LC call number
PN81
LC item number
.S2455 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth, A.O. Scott
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9781594204838.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is criticism? (a preliminary dialogue) -- The critic as artist and vice versa -- The eye of the beholder -- Self-criticism (a further dialogue) -- Lost in the museum -- The trouble with critics -- Practical criticism (another dialogue) -- How to be wrong -- The critical condition -- The end of criticism (a final dialogue)
Control code
1635259
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781594204838
Lccn
2015043562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1635259
  • (Sirsi) 1635259
  • (OCoLC)908990462
Label
Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth, A.O. Scott
Link
9781594204838.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is criticism? (a preliminary dialogue) -- The critic as artist and vice versa -- The eye of the beholder -- Self-criticism (a further dialogue) -- Lost in the museum -- The trouble with critics -- Practical criticism (another dialogue) -- How to be wrong -- The critical condition -- The end of criticism (a final dialogue)
Control code
1635259
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781594204838
Lccn
2015043562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1635259
  • (Sirsi) 1635259
  • (OCoLC)908990462

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