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

The Books that Shaped Art History  From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss
Author: Richard Shone,John-Paul Stonard
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-04-05
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780500771495

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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

A History of Art History
Author: Christopher S. Wood
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2021-03-02
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780691204765

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"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

The Handy Art History Answer Book
Author: Madelynn Dickerson
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-06-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781578594634

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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.

Art History

Art History
Author: Michael Hatt,Charlotte Klonk
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2006-04-30
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0719069599

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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.

Comparativism in Art History

Comparativism in Art History
Author: Jas Elsner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781351571395

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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.

History and Art History

History and Art History
Author: Nicholas Chare,Mitchell B. Frank
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-11-30
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781000226355

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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

Art History and Its Institutions
Author: Elizabeth Mansfield
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2002
Genre: Art
ISBN: 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.

Disability and Art History

Disability and Art History
Author: Ann Millett-Gallant,Elizabeth Howie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-10-26
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781315439983

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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.