What is Art? What is value? What is good taste? What makes a cultured class? By the author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace, What is Art? is a culmination of essays & polemics on Tolstoy's questions for fifteen years, a result of his fascination with the evolution of art, and its relationship with religion, commerce, and science. As our world continues to become digitized, new ways to create and consume art are made available, which raises issues on art quality and control. What is Art? challenges us to go back to the instinctual, the authentic, and to think carefully about how art can shape our collective future.
About the cover: A rendering of a Rorschach ink blot, commenting on the utterly subjective nature of the analysis of art. As the title poses a question, so too does the cover - what do you see?
Beautifully published and designed by Roads Publishing (Ireland).
Author: Leo Tolstoy ISBN: 978-1909399259 Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 7.6 inches