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Key texts on beauty and its revival in contemporary art.
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This welcome new resource for international students in art,design, and media provides clear explanations of the terminologythey must master in order to fulfill their academic potential andenrich their professional careers. Offers a much-requested new resource that fills a gap inthe academic market Tailored specifically to the needs of international students inart, design, and media Color-coded key words and phrases for quick reference Includes sections on study skills, academic expectations inWestern institutions, methodologies, and important theorists An ideal handbook for curators and gallery staff everywhere forwhom English is a non-native language
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