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Art rules the world. But what about the rules of art? In our current day and age, the general consensus seems to be that creativity, divine inspiration and art can never be bound by rules. Artists need to push the envelope, be ahead of the curve, and if there are any rules out there it is the artist's prerogative, if not God-given right, to break them. But up to the early 20th century, artists did not have the complete artistic freedom that they are believed to enjoy today. They were bound by rules of art, of decency and indeed of taste. This books contains 51 art rules. From the age-old 'Rule of Thirds' to modern mantras like 'Design isn't art.' Myths, like the one of the struggling artist, are dispelled, while other rules are merely confirmed with the help of quotes by artists, theorists and art enthusiasts.

 

Details

ISBN: 9789063692803
Series: Ridiculous Design Rules
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 4 Nov 2013
Publisher: BIS Publishers B.V.
Publication City, Country: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dimensions (cm): 17.7(H) x 16.6(L) x 1.6(W)
Weight (gm): 260

 

Author Biography

Anneloes van Gaalen is a writer, enterpreneur and all-round creative. After receiving her MA and MPhil in English, American Studies and Cultural Analysis, Anneloes van Gaalen started writing for a wide variety of international publications including Wired Magazine, Dazed & Confused, ID Magazine and Surface. She also worked as editor-in-chief of LE COOL magazine Amsterdam. These days she writes for Amsterdam-based newspaper Het Parool. Anneloes van Gaalen has written several books on (street) art, design, fashion, advertising, branding, new media and travel. She wrote and edited the popular Ridiculous Rules books and Indie Brands.
Never Touch a Painting When It's Wet: And 50 Other Ridiculous Art Rules
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