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Title The art of art history : a critical anthology / edited by Donald Preziosi
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 591 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford history of art
Oxford history of art.
Contents 1. Art as history -- Lives of the painters, sculptors, and architects / Giorgio Vasari -- Reflections on the imitation of Greek works in painting and sculpture / Johann Joachim Winckelmann -- Winckelmann divided : mourning the death of art history / Whitney Davis -- Patterns of intention / Michael Baxandall -- 2. Aesthetics -- The critique of judgement / Immanuel Kant -- Philosophy of fine art / Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel -- Impure mimesis, or, the ends of the aesthetic / D.N. Rodowick -- Fetish / William Pietz -- 3. Form, content, style -- Principles of art history / Heinrich Wölfflin -- Style / Ernst Gombrich -- 'Form', nineteenth-century metaphysics, and the problem of art historical description / David Summers -- Style / David Summers -- 4. Anthropology and/as art history. Leading characteristics of the late Roman Kunstwollen / Alois Riegl -- Images from the region of the Pueblo Indians of North America / Aby Warburg -- Warburg's concept of kulturwissenschaft and its meaning for aesthetics / Edgar Wind -- Silent moves : on excluding the ethnographic subject from the discourse of art history / Claire Farago -- 5. Mechanisms of meaning -- Iconography and iconology : an introduction to the study of Renaissance art / Erwin Panofsky -- Semiotics and iconography / Hubert Damisch -- Semiotics and art history : a discussion of context and senders / Mieke Bal and Norman Bryson -- Meaning/interpretation / Stephen Bann
6. Deconstruction and the limits to interpretation -- The temptation of new perspectives / Stephen Melville -- The origin of the work of art / Martin Heidegger -- The still life as a personal object : a note on Heidegger and Van Gogh / Meyer Schapiro -- Restitutions of the truth in pointing [pointure] / Jacques Derrida -- 7. Authorship and identity -- What is an author? / Michel Foucault -- The discourse of others : feminists and postmodernism / Craig Owens -- Re-viewing modernist criticism / Mary Kelly -- Performative acts and gender constitution : an essay in phenomenology and feminist theory / Judith Butler -- Postmodern automatons / Rey Chow -- 'Every man knows where and how beauty gives him pleasure' : beauty discourse and the logic of aesthetics / Amelia Jones -- Queer wallpaper / Jennifer Doyle -- 8. Globalization and its discontents -- Orientalism and the exhibitionary order / Timothy Mitchell -- The art museum as ritual / Carol Duncan -- The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility / Walter Benjamin -- Can our values be objective? : on ethics, aesthetics and progressive politics / Satya P. Mohanty -- Visual culture studies : questions of history, theory, and practice / Marquard Smith -- 'Life-like' : historicizing process and responsiveness in digital art / María Fernández -- Epilogue : the art of art history / Donald Preziosi -- Plato's dilemma and the tasks of the art historian today
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Art -- History.
Art, Modern.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Preziosi, Donald, 1941-
ISBN 019155202X (electronic bk.)
9780191552021 (electronic bk.)