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Art History

Art History
A Critical Introduction to Its Methods

by Michael Hatt,Charlotte Klonk

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2006-04-30
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9780719069598
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within art history. Offering a lucid account of approaches from Hegel to post-colonialism, the book provides a sense of art history's own history as a discipline from its emergence in the late-eighteenth century to contemporary debates.

Is Art History Global?

Is Art History Global?

by James Elkins

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-18
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1135867666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the third volume in The Art Seminar, James Elkin's series of conversations on art and visual studies. Is Art History Global? stages an international conversation among art historians and critics on the subject of the practice and responsibility of global thinking within the discipline. Participants range from Keith Moxey of Columbia University to Cao Yiqiang, Ding Ning, Cuautemoc Medina, Oliver Debroise, Renato Gonzalez Mello, and other scholars.

A History of Art History

A History of Art History

by Christopher S. Wood

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2021-03-02
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 0691204764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An authoritative history of art history from its medieval origins to its modern predicaments In this authoritative book, the first of its kind in English, Christopher S. Wood tracks the evolution of the historical study of art from the late middle ages through the rise of the modern scholarly discipline of art history. Synthesizing and assessing a vast array of writings, episodes, and personalities, this original and accessible account of the development of art-historical thinking will appeal to readers both inside and outside the discipline. Combining erudition with clarity, this book makes a landmark contribution to the understanding of art history.

How to Write Art History

How to Write Art History

by Anne D'Alleva

  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781856694889
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"An invaluable handbook, How to Write Art History, will enable students to get the most from their art history course. Anne D'Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy." --Book Jacket.

Critical Terms for Art History, Second Edition

Critical Terms for Art History, Second Edition

by Robert S. Nelson,Richard Shiff

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2003-04
  • Pages : 519
  • ISBN : 9780226571669
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edited by Robert Nelson and Richard Shiff, Critical terms for art history is both an exposition and a demonstration of contested terms from the current art historical vocabulary. In individual essays, scholars examine the history and use of these terms by grounding their discussions in single works of art, reading each work through current debates and methods. This instructive combination of theory and practice allows readers to examine the terms as they are seeing them employed. In its wide representation of contemporary discourse, this book is a comprehensive effort to map historical and theoretical debates over the visual environment.

The Language of Art History

The Language of Art History

by Salim Kemal,Ivan Gaskell

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 9780521445986
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Each of the chapters in this volume is a response to theoretical and practical questions regarding the relationship between the art object and language in art history. Accessible to readers of all social science disciplines, the issues discussed challenge the boundaries to thought that some contemporary theorizing sustains.

The Art of Art History

The Art of Art History
A Critical Anthology

by Donald Preziosi

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 591
  • ISBN : 0199229848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is art history? Why, how and where did it originate, and how have its aims and methods changed over time? This work is a guide to understanding art history through a critical reading of the field's most influential texts over the past two centuries.

Tango

Tango
The Art History of Love

by Robert Farris Thompson

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-06-23
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0307498220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years–and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.” Thompson traces tango’s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its representations by Hollywood and dramatizations in dance halls throughout the world. He shows us tango not only as brilliant choreography but also as text, music, art, and philosophy of life. Passionately argued and unparalleled in its research, its synthesis, and its depth of understanding, Tango: The Art History of Love is a monumental achievement. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Modern Perspectives in Western Art History

Modern Perspectives in Western Art History
An Anthology of Twentieth-century Writings on the Visual Arts

by W. Eugene Kleinbauer,Medieval Academy of America

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 1989-01-01
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780802067081
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of essays that reflect the breadth of twentieth-century scholarship in art history. Kleinbauer has sought to illustrate the variety of methods scholars have developed for conveying the unfolding of the arts in the Western world. Originally published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1971.

Art History

Art History
Its Use and Abuse

by W. McAllister Johnson

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 1990-01-01
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN : 9780802068415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These essays discuss major questions that should arise in courses in bibliography, methodology, and historiography, once the survey courses are left behind.

Careers in Art History

Careers in Art History

by Association of Art Historians

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0957147724
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For prospective undergraduate students of Art History, or professionals looking to develop an existing art history career or move into the field, Careers in Art History groups jobs by theme to show the range of careers available within certain sectors and how they interconnect. This edition has also included more potential careers, including less obvious roles such as advertising, heritage tourism and museum retail, and reflected the changing job market with an extended entry on freelance work. This edition also contains new sections with practical information on marketing yourself, writing CVs and finding funding, as well as updated 'further information' sections, accompanying each entry.

Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History

Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History

by Whitney Davis

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-11-19
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1317991869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Find original research and interpretive studies of the relations between homosexuality and the visual arts. Evidence for the role of homosexuality in artistic creation has often not survived, in part because the direct expression of homosexuality has often been condemned in Western societies. Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History presents examples of contemporary art historical research on homoeroticism and homosexuality in the visual arts (chiefly painting and sculpture) of the Western tradition from the ancient to the modern periods. Chapters explore the dynamic interrelation of sexuality and visual art and emphasize problems of historical evidence and interpretation and the need to reconstruct social and cultural realities sometimes quite different from our own. Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History addresses contemporary art historians’interest in studying sexuality in the visual arts, examining such questions as: What are some of the present-day reasons for, and problems of, this research? How is it related to other research areas within art history and to wider public debates about the meaning, value, and propriety of works of art? While the book examines a variety of research problems and theoretical perspectives, most chapters focus on the historical interpretation of a particular work of art, artist, or visual convention. Chapters present new documentation of the importance of homosexuality in the production and reception of artworks in the Western tradition, develop models for approaching the question of how sexuality and visual creation are related, and explore researchers’experiences and obligations in working in the area of gay and lesbian studies in art history today. Contributing authors stress problems of historical evidence and reconstruction; the social and cultural construction of homosexuality; and the active role of visual conventions in shaping perceptions of homosexuals, homosexuality, and homosexual desire. They discuss both the biography of artists and the significance of individual works of art and the social reception and circulation of works of art in the context of wider religious, legal, medical, political, and economic relations. The book may revise readers’beliefs about the significance and value of a number of works of art hitherto forgotten, neglected, under-appreciated, or misinterpreted. Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History is an enlightening and informative book for art historians, museum professionals, scholars in the field of lesbian and gay studies, and art history students and professors.

Art History After Modernism

Art History After Modernism

by Hans (Professor of Art Belting, Science and Media Theory Karlsruhe's State College of Design Germany),Hans Belting,Professor for Art History and Media Theory Hans Belting

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2003-08
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780226041858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Art history after modernism" does not only mean that art looks different today; it also means that our discourse on art has taken a different direction, if it is safe to say it has taken a direction at all. So begins Hans Belting's brilliant, iconoclastic reconsideration of art and art history at the end of the millennium, which builds upon his earlier and highly successful volume, The End of the History of Art?. "Known for his striking and original theories about the nature of art," according to the Economist, Belting here examines how art is made, viewed, and interpreted today. Arguing that contemporary art has burst out of the frame that art history had built for it, Belting calls for an entirely new approach to thinking and writing about art. He moves effortlessly between contemporary issues—the rise of global and minority art and its consequences for Western art history, installation and video art, and the troubled institution of the art museum—and questions central to art history's definition of itself, such as the distinction between high and low culture, art criticism versus art history, and the invention of modernism in art history. Forty-eight black and white images illustrate the text, perfectly reflecting the state of contemporary art. With Art History after Modernism, Belting retains his place as one of the most original thinkers working in the visual arts today.

Art History, After Sherrie Levine

Art History, After Sherrie Levine

by Howard Singerman

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 0520267222
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Howard Singerman’s new volume is truly groundbreaking for reasons that might at first seem counter-intuitive in their common sense: he smartly sets artistic production of the 1980s in context, looking at artworks in parallel with intellectual dialogues of the time in order to show how each was deeply enmeshed in the other—and then he radically expands his art-historical frame. Taking up the work of one remarkable artist, Sherrie Levine, in light of art-historical precedents set by, among many others, Constantin Brancusi and Marcel Duchamp, Singerman traces what would seem to be (but are not) incorrigible lines of medium-specificity and conceptual strategy through the decades. Singerman proves that postmodernism does not necessarily enact the break we’ve been told it does (so much as make possible other, transformed, iterations of longstanding discourses in art) while simultaneously offering readers a new entry into debates of the last thirty years. When it comes to revising our understanding of twentieth-century and contemporary art, Singerman’s groundbreaking project is, indeed, art history, but only as it can be written after Sherrie Levine.” —Johanna Burton, editor of Cindy Sherman “Howard Singerman presents a solid overview not only of the career of the contemporary artist Sherrie Levine, but also of what came to be known as postmodernism in the late 1970s and 1980s. Singerman mobilizes a broad range of sources, moving back and forth comfortably between discursive and historical ground on the one hand, and theoretical speculation on the other. Art History, After Sherrie Levine answers many questions about American art of the late twentieth century. Rich in detail and challenging in ideas, it is a pleasure to read.” —Alexander Alberro, author of Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity

Art History and Education

Art History and Education

by Stephen Addiss,Mary Erickson

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780252062735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Guided by Stephen Addiss's grounding in art history scholarship and Mary Erickson's expertise in art education theory and practice, this volume approaches the issue of teaching art history from theoretical and philosophical as well as practical and political standpoints. In the first section, Addiss raises issues about the discipline of art history. In the second, Erickson examines proposals about how art history can be incorporated into the general education of children and offers some curriculum guides and lesson plans for art educators.

Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Art History: A Very Short Introduction

by Dana Arnold

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2020-01-23
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0192567691
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art history encompasses the study of the history and development of painting, sculpture and the other visual arts. In this Very Short Introduction, Dana Arnold presents an introduction to the issues, debates, and artefacts that make up art history. Beginning with a consideration of what art history is, she explains what makes the subject distinctive from other fields of study, and also explores the emergence of social histories of art (such as Feminist Art History and Queer Art History). Using a wide range of images, she goes on to explore key aspects of the discipline including how we write, present, read, and look at art, and the impact this has on our understanding of art history. This second edition includes a new chapter on global art histories, considering how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles in art originated in western art and can obscure other critical approaches and artwork from non-western cultures. Arnold also discusses the relationship between art and history, and the ways in which art can tell a different history from the one narrated by texts. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Digital Art History

Digital Art History
A Subject in Transition

by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel,Trish Cashen,Hazel Gardiner

  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release : 2005-01
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : 1841501166
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book looks at the transformation that Art and Art history is undergoing through engagement with the digital revolution. Since its initiation in 1985, CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) has set out to promote interaction between the rapidly developing new Information Technology and the study and practice of Art. It has become increasingly clear in recent years that this interaction has led, not just to the provision of new tools for the carrying out of existing practices, but to the evolution of unprecedented activities and modes of thought. This collection of papers represents the variety, innovation and richness of significant presentations made at the CHArt Conferences of 2001 and 2002. Some show new methods of teaching being employed, making clear in particular the huge advantages that IT can provide for engaging students in learning and interactive discussion. It also shows how much is to be gained from the flexibility of the digital image – or could be gained if the road block of copyright is finally overcome. Others look at the impact on collections and archives, showing exciting ways of using computers to make available information about collections and archives and to provide new accessibility to archives. The way such material can now be accessed via the internet has revolutionized the search methods of scholars, but it has also made information available to all. However the internet is not only about access. Some papers here show how it also offers the opportunity of exploring the structure of images and dealing with the fascinating possibilities offered by digitisation for visual analysis, searching and reconstruction. Another challenging aspect covered here are the possibilities offered by digital media for new art forms. One point that emerges is that digital art is not some discreet practice, separated from other art forms. It is rather an approach that can involve all manner of association with both other art practices and with other forms of presentation and enquiry, demonstrating that we are witnessing a revolution that affects all our activities and not one that simply leads to the establishment of a new discipline to set alongside others.

Race-ing Art History

Race-ing Art History
Critical Readings in Race and Art History

by Kymberly N. Pinder

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-04-15
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1136056661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Art History and Its Institutions

Art History and Its Institutions
Foundations of a Discipline

by Elizabeth Mansfield

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780415228688
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"What is art history? The answer depends on who asks the question. Museum staff, academics, art critics, collectors, dealers and artists themselves all stake competing claims to the aims, methods, and history of art history. Dependent on and sustained by different - and often competing - institutions, art history remains a multi-faceted field of study. Art History and Its Institutions focuses on the professional and institutional formation of art history, showing how the discourses that shaped its creation continue to define the field today. Grouped into three sections, articles examine the sites where art history is taught and studied, the role of institutions in conferring legitimacy, the relationship between modernism and art history, and the systems that define and control it. From museums and universities to law courts and photography studios, the contributors explore a range of different institutions, revealing the complexity of their interaction and their impact on the discipline of art history." --BOOK JACKET.

Political Landscape

Political Landscape
The Art History of Nature

by Martin Warnke

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9780674686168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether considering the role of landscape in battle depictions; or investigating monumental figures from the Colossus of Rhodes to Mount Rushmore; or asking why gold backgrounds in paintings gave way to mountains topped with castles; Political Landscape reconfigures our idea of landscape, its significance, and its representations.