How to Write Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694889

Category: Academic writing

Page: 176

View: 9782

An invaluable handbook, enables students to get the most from their art history course, and empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy. The book introduces two basic art historical methods formal analysis and contextual analysis revealing how to use these methods in writing papers and in class discussion
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How to Write Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856696951

Category: Academic writing

Page: 184

View: 8498

Enables students to get the most from their art history course. In a clear and engaging style, Anne DAlleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy. The book introduces two basic art historical methods - formal analysis and contextual analysis - revealing how to use these methods in writing papers and in class discussion. The common strengths and weaknesses of an art history essay are highlighted by using real examples of written work, and at each stage of the writing process DAlleva offers valuable advice on developing an argument convincingly. Providing a fascinating view of the study of art history within its historical context, this book will be particularly helpful for those considering a career in this rewarding discipline.
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The Fundamentals of Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 5522

Written in a casual, personable, and unassuming style, this handbook introduces readers to the basic methods of art history and the visual and contextual analysis of works of art, and teaches them how to use these types of analysis in writing about art. Features a balanced selection of examples drawn from the arts of Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Americas. Provides a comprehensive bibliography of art history periodicals, general guides and reference works, websites, history of art history, as well as writings by period and theme. Art History as a Discipline. The Fundamentals of Interpretation: Formal and Contextual Analysis. Writing Art History Papers. Navigating Art History Examinations. For those, particularly novices, interested in the contextual analysis of works of art.
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Methods and Theories of Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694179

Category: Art

Page: 186

View: 9888

This is an analysis of complex forms of art history. It covers a broad range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives. The book begins by introducing the concept of theory and explains why it is important to the practice of art history.
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Methods & Theories of Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856698993

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 5522

Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides an accessible introduction to the range of critical theories used in analyzing art. It covers a broad range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies, and divergent perspectives. This second edition has been updated to reflect recent scholarship in contemporary art. Clearly written, this book is ideal for the undergraduate student or anyone interested in the world of ideas.
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Theory for Art History

Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal

Author: Jae Emerling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135871450

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 964

Theory for Art History provides clear and concise introductions to thirty key figures of contemporary theory: four essential predecessors – Freud, Marx, Nietzsche, and Saussure – and twenty-six major moderns from Adorno to Spivak. This book includes key concepts, biography, survey of work, bibliography of primary texts, and a bibliography of secondary criticism. Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal.
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A Realist Theory of Art History

Author: Ian Verstegen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415531519

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 919

As the theoretical alignments within academia shift, this book introduces a surprising variety of realism to abolish the old positivist-theory dichotomy that has haunted Art History. Demanding frankly the referential detachment of the objects under study, the book proposes a stratified, multi-causal account of art history that addresses postmodern concerns while saving it from its errors of self-refutation. Building from the very basic distinction between intransitive being and transitive knowing, objects can be affirmed as real while our knowledge of them is held to be fallible. Several focused chapters address basic problems while introducing philosophical reflection into art history. These include basic ontological distinctions between society and culture, general and “special” history, the discontinuity of cultural objects, the importance of definition for special history, scales, facets and fiat objects as forms of historical structure, the nature of evidence and proof, historical truth and controversies. Stressing Critical Realism as the stratified, multi-causal approach needed for productive research today in the academy, this book creates the subject of the ontology of art history and sets aside a theoretical space for metaphysical reflection, thus clarifying the usually muddy distinction between theory, methodology, and historiography in art history.
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Design History

Understanding Theory and Method

Author: Kjetil Fallan

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887031

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 1183

Design History has become a complex and wide-ranging discipline. It now examines artefacts from conception to development, production, mediation, and consumption. Over the last few decades, the discipline has developed a diverse range of theories and methodologies for the analysis of objects. Design History presents the most comprehensive overview and guide to these developments. The book first traces the development of the discipline, explaining how it draws from Art History, Industrial Design, Cultural History and Material Culture Studies. The core of the book then analyses the seminal methodologies used in Design History today. The final section highlights the key issues concerning knowledge and meaning in Design. Throughout, the aim is to present a concise and accessible introduction to this complex field. A map to the intellectual landscape of Design History, the book will be an invaluable guide for students and a very useful reference for scholars.
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Art Theory for Beginners

Author: Richard Osborne,Dan Sturgis,Natalie Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934389478

Category: Art

Page: 187

View: 5091

The author of Philosophy For Beginners surveys major historical and current debates on art while explaining the interaction between theory and practice, in a reference that covers topics ranging from Paleolithic cave-painting to the contributions of philosophers and theorists. Original.
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Writing Art History

Disciplinary Departures

Author: Margaret Iversen,Stephen Melville

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226388263

Category: Art

Page: 243

View: 6332

Since art history is having a major identity crisis as it struggles to adapt to contemporary global and mass media culture, this book intervenes in the struggle by laying bare the troublesome assumptions and presumptions at the field's foundations in a series of essays.
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History

An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice

Author: Peter Claus,John Marriott

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317409876

Category: History

Page: 498

View: 6503

Demystifying the subject with clarity and verve, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice familiarizes the reader with the varied spectrum of historical approaches in a balanced, comprehensive and engaging manner. Global in scope, and covering a wide range of topics from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twenty-first century, it explores historical perspectives not only from historiography itself, but from related areas such as literature, sociology, geography and anthropology. Clearly written, accessible and student-friendly, this second edition is fully updated throughout to include: An increased spread of case studies from beyond Europe, especially from American and imperial histories. New chapters on important and growing areas of historical inquiry, such as environmental history and digital history Expanded sections on political, cultural and social history More discussion of non-traditional forms of historical representation and knowledge like film, fiction and video games. Accompanied by a new companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/claus) containing valuable supporting material for students and instructors such as discussion questions, further reading and web links, this book is an essential introduction for all students of historical theory and method.
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All About Process

The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic Labor

Author: Kim Grant

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271079479

Category: Art

Page: 296

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In recent years, many prominent and successful artists have claimed that their primary concern is not the artwork they produce but the artistic process itself. In this volume, Kim Grant analyzes this idea and traces its historical roots, showing how changing concepts of artistic process have played a dominant role in the development of modern and contemporary art. This astute account of the ways in which process has been understood and addressed examines canonical artists such as Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, and De Kooning, as well as philosophers and art theorists such as Henri Focillon, R. G. Collingwood, and John Dewey. Placing “process art” within a larger historical context, Grant looks at the changing relations of the artist’s labor to traditional craftsmanship and industrial production, the status of art as a commodity, the increasing importance of the body and materiality in art making, and the nature and significance of the artist’s role in modern society. In doing so, she shows how process is an intrinsic part of aesthetic theory that connects to important contemporary debates about work, craft, and labor. Comprehensive and insightful, this synthetic study of process in modern and contemporary art reveals how artists’ explicit engagement with the concept fits into a broader narrative of the significance of art in the industrial and postindustrial world.
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Media Industries

History, Theory, and Method

Author: Jennifer Holt,Alisa Perren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144436023X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 8125

Media Industries: History, Theory and Method is among the first texts to explore the evolving field of media industry studies and offer an innovative blueprint for future study and analysis. capitalizes on the current social and cultural environment of unprecedented technical change, convergence, and globalization across a range of textual, institutional and theoretical perspectives brings together newly commissioned essays by leading scholars in film, media, communications and cultural studies includes case studies of film, television and digital media to vividly illustrate the dynamic transformations taking place across national, regional and international contexts
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Social Network Analysis

History, Theory and Methodology

Author: Christina Prell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290131

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4003

We live in a world that is paradoxically both small and vast; each of us is embedded in local communities and yet we are only a few 'links' away from anyone else in the world. This engaging book represents these interdependencies' positive and negative consequences, their multiple effects and the ways in which a local occurrence in one part of the world can directly affect the rest. Then it demonstrates precisely how these interactions and relationships form. This is a book for the social network novice learning how to study, think about and analyse social networks; the intermediate user, not yet familiar with some of the newer developments in the field; and the teacher looking for a range of exercises, as well as an up-to-date historical account of the field. It is divided into three clear sections: 1. historical & Background Concepts 2. Levels of Analysis 3. Advances, Extensions and Conclusions The book provides a full overview of the field - historical origins, common theoretical perspectives and frameworks; traditional and current analytical procedures and fundamental mathematical equations needed to get a foothold in the field.
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The New Art History

A Critical Introduction

Author: Jonathan Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134582501

Category: Art

Page: 320

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The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years. Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes between these and earlier forms of 'radical' or 'critical' analysis, explores the influence of other disciplines and traditions on art history, and relates art historical ideas and values to social change. Structured around an examination of key texts by major contemporary critics, including Tim Clarke, Griselda Pollock, Fred Orton, Albert Boime, Alan Wallach and Laura Mulvey, each chapter discusses a key moment in the discipline of art history, tracing the development and interaction of Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic critical theories. Individual chapters include: * Capitalist Modernity, the Nation-State and Visual Representation * Feminism, Art, and Art History * Subjects, Identities and Visual Ideology * Structures and Meanings in Art and Society * The Representation of Sexuality
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Rethinking Australia’s Art History

The Challenge of Aboriginal Art

Author: Susan Lowish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351049976

Category: Art

Page: 221

View: 5159

This book aims to redefine Australia’s earliest art history by chronicling for the first time the birth of the category "Aboriginal art," tracing the term’s use through published literature in the late eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Susan Lowish reveals how the idea of "Aboriginal art" developed in the European imagination, manifested in early literature, and became a distinct classification with its own criteria and form. Part of the larger story of Aboriginal/European engagement, this book provides a new vision for an Australian art history reconciled with its colonial origins and in recognition of what came before the contemporary phenomena of Aboriginal art.
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The Art of Contact

Comparative Approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art

Author: S. Rebecca Martin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812249089

Category: Art

Page: 320

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The proem to Herodotus's history of the Greek-Persian wars relates the long-standing conflict between Europe and Asia from the points of view of the Greeks' chief antagonists, the Persians and Phoenicians. However humorous or fantastical these accounts may be, their stories, as voiced by a Greek, reveal a great deal about the perceived differences between Greeks and others. The conflict is framed in political, not absolute, terms correlative to historical events, not in terms of innate qualities of the participants. It is this perspective that informs the argument of The Art of Contact: Comparative Approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art. Becky Martin reconsiders works of art produced by, or thought to be produced by, Greeks and Phoenicians during the first millennium B.C., when they were in prolonged contact with one another. Although primordial narratives that emphasize an essential quality of Greek and Phoenician identities have been critiqued for decades, Martin contends that the study of ancient history has not yet effectively challenged the idea of the inevitability of the political and cultural triumph of Greece. She aims to show how the methods used to study ancient history shape perceptions of it and argues that art is especially positioned to revise conventional accountings of the history of Greek-Phoenician interaction. Examining Athenian and Tyrian coins, kouros statues and mosaics, as well as the familiar Alexander Sarcophagus and the sculpture known as the "Slipper Slapper," Martin questions what constituted "Greek" and "Phoenician" art and, by extension, Greek and Phoenician identity. Explicating the relationship between theory, method, and interpretation, The Art of Contact destabilizes categories such as orientalism and Hellenism and offers fresh perspectives on Greek and Phoenician art history.
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Beyond Critique

Contemporary Art in Theory, Practice, and Instruction

Author: Pamela Fraser,Roger Rothman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501323466

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 4911

Outgrowth of a panel discussion at the 2013 conference of the College Art Association in New York.
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Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

Author: Jonathan McCollum,David G. Hebert

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498507050

Category: Music

Page: 430

View: 8437

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology demonstrates various ways that new approaches to historiography––and the related application of new technologies––impact the work of ethnomusicologists who seek to meaningfully represent music traditions across barriers of both time and space.
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