The Books that Shaped Art History  From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss Book

The Books that Shaped Art History From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss


  • Author : Richard Shone
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 2013-04-05
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780500771495

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The Books that Shaped Art History From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss Excerpt :

An exemplary survey that reassesses the impact of the most important books to have shaped art history through the twentieth century Written by some of today’s leading art historians and curators, this new collection provides an invaluable road map of the field by comparing and reexamining canonical works of art history. From Émile Mâle’s magisterial study of thirteenth-century French art, first published in 1898, to Hans Belting’s provocative Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art, the book provides a concise and insightful overview of the history of art, told through its most enduring literature. Each of the essays looks at the impact of a single major book of art history, mapping the intellectual development of the writer under review, setting out the premises and argument of the book, considering its position within the broader field of art history, and analyzing its significance in the context of both its initial reception and its afterlife. An introduction by John-Paul Stonard explores how art history has been forged by outstanding contributions to scholarship, and by the dialogues and ruptures between them.

A History of Art History Book

A History of Art History


  • Author : Christopher S. Wood
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691204765

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A History of Art History Excerpt :

"In this authoritative book, the first of its kind in English, Christopher 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. The book shows that the pioneering chroniclers of the Italian Renaissance--Lorenzo Ghiberti and Giorgio Vasari--measured every epoch against fixed standards of quality. Only in the Romantic era did art historians discover the virtues of medieval art, anticipating the relativism of the later nineteenth century, when art history learned to admire the art of all societies and to value every work as an index of its times. The major art historians of the modern era, however--Jacob Burckhardt, Aby Warburg, Heinrich Wölfflin, Erwin Panofsky, Meyer Schapiro, and Ernst Gombrich--struggled to adapt their work to the rupture of artistic modernism, leading to the current predicaments of the discipline. Combining erudition with clarity, this book makes a landmark contribution to the understanding of art history."--from book jacket

The Handy Art History Answer Book Book
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The Handy Art History Answer Book


  • Author : Madelynn Dickerson
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781578594627

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The Handy Art History Answer Book Excerpt :

The major art pieces, most important artists, and significant artistic movements from 35,000 BCE to today are collected together in this easy to read resource on art history. Continuing in the tradition of the standout Handy Answer Book reference series, this book not only the covers the development of Western art, but also the history of art across the globe. An overview of art—its history, techniques, materials, forms, colors, style, the nature of artistic expression, and how to look at art—is followed by examinations of the main periods and movements of art history. The book both explains and shows important elements, influences, artists, and masterworks of era and the world events and cultures that influenced and changed them through nearly 150 color images of indispensable masterworks. This accessible and entertaining resource for readers with a casual interest in art history as well as industry professionals also includes a glossary of terms to demystify jargon and explain theory.

The Art of History Book
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The Art of History


  • Author : Christopher Bram
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555979393

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The Art of History Excerpt :

One has to look no further than the audiences hungry for the narratives served up by Downton Abbey or Wolf Hall to know that the lure of the past is as seductive as ever. But incorporating historical events and figures into a shapely narrative is no simple task. The acclaimed novelist Christopher Bram examines how writers as disparate as Gabriel García Márquez, David McCullough, Toni Morrison, Leo Tolstoy, and many others have employed history in their work. Unique among the "Art Of" series, The Art of History engages with both fiction and narrative nonfiction to reveal varied strategies of incorporating and dramatizing historical detail. Bram challenges popular notions about historical narratives as he examines both successful and flawed passages to illustrate how authors from different genres treat subjects that loom large in American history, such as slavery and the Civil War. And he delves deep into the reasons why War and Peace endures as a classic of historical fiction. Bram's keen insight and close reading of a wide array of authors make The Art of History an essential volume for any lover of historical narrative.

Art History Book
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Art History


  • Author : Michael Hatt
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 0719069599

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Art History Excerpt :

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.

History and Art History Book

History and Art History


  • Author : Nicholas Chare
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000226355

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History and Art History Excerpt :

Through a series of cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary interventions, leading international scholars of history and art history explore ways in which the study of images enhances knowledge of the past and informs our understanding of the present. Spanning a diverse range of time periods and places, the contributions cumulatively showcase ways in which ongoing dialogue between history and art history raises important aesthetic, ethical and political questions for the disciplines. The volume fosters a methodological awareness that enriches exchanges across these distinct fields of knowledge. This innovative book will be of interest to scholars in art history, cultural studies, history, visual culture and historiography.

Art History and Its Institutions Book

Art History and Its Institutions


  • Author : Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 0415228689

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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.

Comparativism in Art History Book

Comparativism in Art History


  • Author : Jas Elsner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351571395

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Comparativism in Art History Excerpt :

Featuring some of the major voices in the world of art history, this volume explores the methodological aspects of comparison in the historiography of the discipline. The chapters assess the strengths and weaknesses of comparative practice in the history of art, and consider the larger issue of the place of comparative in how art history may develop in the future. The contributors represent a comprehensive range of period and geographic command from antiquity to modernity, from China and Islam to Europe, from various forms of art history to archaeology, anthropology and material culture studies. Art history is less a single discipline than a series of divergent scholarly fields ? in very different historical, geographic and cultural contexts ? but all with a visual emphasis on the close examination of objects. These fields focus on different, often incompatible temporal and cultural contexts, yet nonetheless they regard themselves as one coherent discipline ? namely the history of art. There are substantive problems in how the sub-fields within the broad-brush generalization called 'art history' can speak coherently to each other. These are more urgent since the shift from an art history centered on the western tradition to one that is consciously global.

Art History and Visual Studies in Europe Book

Art History and Visual Studies in Europe


  • Author : Matthew Rampley
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004218772

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Art History and Visual Studies in Europe Excerpt :

This book undertakes a critical survey of art history across Europe, examining the recent conceptual and methodological concerns informing the discipline as well as the political, social and ideological factors that have shaped its development in specific national contexts.

Disability and Art History Book

Disability and Art History


  • Author : Ann Millett-Gallant
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-10-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315439983

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Disability and Art History Excerpt :

This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many disability studies scholars discuss works of art, but do not necessarily incorporate art historical research and methodology. The chapters in this volume emphasize a shift away from the medical model of disability that is often scrutinized in art history by considering the social model and representations of disabled figures from a range of styles and periods, mostly from the twentieth century. Topics addressed include visible versus invisible impairments; scientific, anthropological, and vernacular images of disability; and the theories and implications of looking/staring versus gazing. They also explore ways in which art responds to, envisions, and at times stereotypes and pathologizes disability. The insights offered in this book contextualize understanding of disability historically, as well as in terms of medicine, literature, and visual culture.

Feminism And Art History Book

Feminism And Art History


  • Author : Norma Broude
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-23
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429980169

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Feminism And Art History Excerpt :

A long-needed corrective and alternative view of Western art history, these seventeen essays by respected scholars are arranged chronologically and cover every major period from the ancient Egyptian to the present. While several of the essays deal with major women artists, the book is essentially about Western art history and the extent to which it has been distorted, in every period, by sexual bias. With 306 illustrations.

Feminism and Art History Now Book

Feminism and Art History Now


  • Author : Victoria Horne
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786722355

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Feminism and Art History Now Excerpt :

To what extent have developments in global politics, artworld institutions, and local cultures reshaped the critical directions of feminist art historians? The significant new research gathered here engages with the rich inheritance of feminist historiography since around 1970, and considers how to maintain the forcefulness of its critique while addressing contemporary political struggles. Taking on subjects that reflect the museological, global and materialist trajectories of twenty-first-century art historical scholarship, the chapters address the themes of Invisibility, Temporality, Spatiality and Storytelling. They present new research on a diversity of topics that span political movements in Italy, urban gentrification in New York, community art projects in Scotland and Canada's contemporary indigenous culture. Individual chapter analyses focus on the art of Lee Krasner, The Emily Davison Lodge, Zoe Leonard, Martha Rosler, Carla Lonzi and Womanhouse. Together with a synthesising introductory essay, these studies provide readers with a view of feminist art histories of the past, present and future.

The Architecture of Art History Book

The Architecture of Art History


  • Author : Mark Crinson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-13
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350020924

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The Architecture of Art History Excerpt :

What is the place of architecture in the history of art? Why has it been at times central to the discipline, and at other times seemingly so marginal? What is its place now? Many disciplines have a stake in the history of architecture – sociology, anthropology, human geography, to name a few. This book deals with perhaps the most influential tradition of all – art history – examining how the relation between the disciplines of art history and architectural history has waxed and waned over the last one hundred and fifty years. In this highly original study, Mark Crinson and Richard J. Williams point to a decline in the importance attributed to the role of architecture in art history over the last century – which has happened without crisis or self-reflection. The book explores the problem in relation to key art historical approaches, from formalism, to feminism, to the social history of art, and in key institutions from the Museum of Modern Art, to the journal October. Among the key thinkers explored are Banham, Baxandall, Giedion, Panofsky, Pevsner, Pollock, Riegl, Rowe, Steinberg, Wittkower and Wölfflin. The book will provoke debate on the historiography and present state of the discipline of art history, and it makes a powerful case for the reconsideration of architecture.

Art History as Cultural History Book

Art History as Cultural History


  • Author : Richard Woodfield
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134392308

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This book focuses on Aby Warburg (1866-1929), one of the legendary figures of twentieth century cultural history. His collection, which is now housed in the Warburg Institute of the University of London bears witness to his idiosyncratic approach to a psychology of symbolism, and explores the Nachleben of classical antiquity in its manifold cultural legacy. This collection of essays offers the first translation of one of Warburg's key essays, the Gombrich lecture, described by Carlo Ginzburg as 'the richest and most penetrating interpretation of Warburg' and original essays on Warburg's astrology, his Mnemosyne project and his favourite topic of festivals. Richard Woodfield is Research Professor in the Faculty of Art and Design at the Nottingham Trent University, England. He has edited E.H Gombrich's Reflections on the History of Art (1987), Gombrich on Art and Psychology (1996), The Essential Gombrich (1996), and a volume on Riegl in the Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture series. He is also the General Editor of a new series of books for G+B Arts International, Aesthetics and the Arts. Edited by Richard Woodfield, Research Professor in the Faculty of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Information Sources in Art  Art History and Design Book

Information Sources in Art Art History and Design


  • Author : Simon Ford
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110954500

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Information Sources in Art Art History and Design Excerpt :

The aim of each volume of this series Guides to Information Sources is to reduce the time which needs to be spent on patient searching and to recommend the best starting point and sources most likely to yield the desired information. The criteria for selection provide a way into a subject to those new to the field and assists in identifying major new or possibly unexplored sources to those who already have some acquaintance with it. The series attempts to achieve evaluation through a careful selection of sources and through the comments provided on those sources.