Detailed description How does this term "art" work, and why does it matter? Written by an award-winning teacher as a response to the challenge increasingly voiced by many of his students, "What is 'art,' anyway, and why should I care?" this book is a welcome response that aims to bring readers into meaningful relationships with art. In the process, it teaches them to think, both critically and creatively, not only about "art" but about anything at all. (Re)Thinking "Art": A Guide for Beginners is a wonderful read for both students and all those would-be art mavens who find themselves wondering what to make of art today.