chapter  8
Introduction to Criticism
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Knowledge of the historical and philosophical developments of the arts of the Western world and an understanding of their nature, character, functions, and categories provide the necessary background information and suggest the relevant nomenclature to examine the subject of art criticism. Furthermore, the discussions on the nature, character, functions, and categories of the visual communication media arts provide the basic materials for the building of the foundation of criticism of the visual communication media in general, and television criticism in particular, which is precisely the purpose of this chapter.