Art History: A critical introduction to its methods 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. By explaining the underlying philosophical and political assumptions behind each method, along with clear examples of how these are brought to bear on visual and historical analysis, the authors show that an adherence to a certain method is, in effect, a commitment to a set of beliefs and values. The book makes a strong case for the vitality of the discipline and its methodological centrality to new fields such as visual culture. This book will be of enormous value to undergraduate and graduate students, and also makes its own contributions to ongoing scholarly debates about theory and method.
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Unique in its approach, by applying the different theories used in art history to one painting, Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon An ideal text for teaching, it provides a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within the subject Offers a lucid account of approaches from Hegel to post-colonialism by.
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List of Illustrations Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. A variety of interpretations: a preview 3. Hegel and the birth of art history 4. Connoisseurship 5. Formalism: Heinrich Woelfflin and Alois Riegl 6. Iconography - Iconology: Erwin Panofsky 7. Marxism and the social history of art 8. Feminism 9. Psychoanalysis 10. Semiotics 11. Postcolonialism 12. Conclusion
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780719069598
Publisert
2006
Utgiver
Vendor
Manchester University Press
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
156 mm
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
264

Om bidragsyterne

Michael Hatt is Head of Research at the Yale Center for British Art and Visiting Professor in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck College, University of London. Charlotte Klonk is a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin