The Artist Who Lied

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The Artist Who Lied

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Book by Ren X (25.00)

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Maybe we should lie more.

The connection between deception and art dates back to some of the earliest philosophers.

How does the consideration of magic, an art form that seemingly relies on deception, change the conversation? The Artist Who Lied is, at its core, a proposal for an aesthetic theory of magic and the general use of deception as a tool in art. What does it mean to lie with art? Is it possible to do such a thing while maintaining a strong moral compass? Ren considers all of these questions and many more in this intimately philosophical title.


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  • Morris asks: The description genuinely intrigued me. Is this theory book? does this book content any tricks? what can we expect from this book?

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    • 2. Mark answers: I just went to another site to read reviews of this book. (Not to buy, for God's sake! What do you take me for--an animal?) Anyway, out of nine reviews it got nine five-out-of-fives. Two of these were from reviewers who ID'd themselves as not being magicians. One said it was "beautifully written"; the other said, "Highly recommend." Everyone gave it high praise. I think I'm going to slide over and buy a copy my own that I'm here.
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