Methods and Theories of Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694179

Category: Art

Page: 186

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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: 5755

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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Das Bild der Welt in der Bilderwelt

Author: John Berger

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104038198

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5036

Das erfolgreichste Buch zur Kunst der letzten fünfzig Jahre - jetzt neu auflegt im FISCHER Taschenbuch! Mit seinem legendären Buch ›Sehen. Das Bild der Welt in der Bilderwelt‹ lehrte John Berger uns Anfang der 1970er Jahre, Bilder neu zu sehen. Er analysiert Gemälde nicht isoliert in einer Welt von musealer Ewigkeit, sondern als Gebrauchsmuster der modernen Gesellschaft, die vor allem den weiblichen Körper zur Reklame benutzt. John Berger, der große europäische Erzähler und Essayist, feiert im November 2016 seinen 90. Geburtstag. Seine Essays zu Kunst und Fotografie sind aus der Ästhetik des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht mehr wegzudenken. Meisterhaft finden seine Erzählungen und Romane eine sinnliche Antwort auf die Frage, wie wir heute leben. »Es gibt niemals genug von John Berger!« Tilda Swinton
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Art History and Visual Studies in Europe

Transnational Discourses and National Frameworks

Author: Matthew Rampley,Thierry Lenain,Hubert Locher

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004218777

Category: History

Page: 567

View: 4614

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.
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Art history and its methods

a critical anthology

Author: E. C. Fernie

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 9617

Approaches to the history of art are probably more varied - and more debated than in any other branch of history, and a study of different historicalpproaches is becoming an increasingly important component of many academicourses. This anthology of art-historical writings from the Renaissance tohe present day has a particular focus, for key texts have been chosen inhich the authors themselves reflects on the nature of their subject and onheir own methods of inquiry. Included are texts by Vasari, Winckelmann,urckhardt, Wolfflin, Panofsky, Gombrich and Pollock, among others. Thentroduction gives a summary of art-historical methods, and each of the textss accompanied by a brief commentary which places it in context and discusseshe issues it raises. Also provided is a critical glossary of art-historicalerms, a brief biography of each of the historians, and a select bibliography.
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The Art of Art History

A Critical Anthology

Author: Donald Preziosi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199229848

Category: Art

Page: 591

View: 1254

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.
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Art History and Fetishism Abroad

Global Shiftings in Media and Methods

Author: Gabriele Genge,Angela Stercken

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839424119

Category: Art

Page: 324

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By focusing on the various modes and media of the fetishised object, this anthology shifts the debates on thingness into a new global art historical perspective. The contributors explore the attention given to those material images, in both artistic and cultural practice from the heyday of colonial expansion until today. They show that in becoming vehicles and agents of transculturality, so called »fetishes« take shape in the 17th to 19th century aesthetics, psychology and ethnography - and furthermore inspire a recent discourse on magical practice and its secular meanings requiring altered art historical approaches and methods.
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Art History

A Critical Introduction to Its Methods

Author: Michael Hatt,Charlotte Klonk

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719069598

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 5407

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.
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Design History

Understanding Theory and Method

Author: Kjetil Fallan

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887031

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 675

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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Die altdeutsche Buchillustration


Author: Wilhelm Worringer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845712473

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 322

In diesem Buch aus dem Jahre 1912 beschreibt der Autor Wilhelm Worringer die Geschichte der altdeutschen Buchillustration von ihren Anfängen Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts und geht auf die enorme Entwicklung in den darauffolgenden Jahren und Jahrzehnten ein. Veranschaulicht wird das Werk durch unzählige dargestellte Illustrationen unterschiedlicher künstlerischer Richtungen.
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Sozialgeschichte der Kunst und Literatur

Author: Arnold Hauser

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1119

View: 8862

Arnold Hauser war einer der ersten, der soziologische Fragestellungen in die Literaturgeschichtsbetrachtung integriert hat. Im vorliegenden Buch beschäftigt er sich grenzüberschreitend mit der Entwicklung von bildender Kunst, Literatur, Musik, Theater und Film. „Die erste wesentliche Soziologie der Kunst, die wir kennen. ... Hausers Buch ist ein Wegweiser durch das Labyrinth der Zeiten und Kulturen.“ Süddeutsche Zeitung
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The Intelligence of Art

Author: Thomas E. Crow

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 120

View: 9247

With this book, Thomas Crow contributes a refreshing analysis of the present state of art history, the practice of interpreting art and making it "intelligible." He aims to relocate the discussion of theory and method in art history away from models borrowed from other disciplines by presenting what he considers three of the most successful and challenging works in the literature of art history: Meyer Schapiro on the Romanesque portal sculpture of the abbey church of Sainte Marie in the French town of Souillac, Claude Levi-Strauss on the Native American masks of the Northwest Coast, and Michael Baxandall on the limewood sculptors of Renaissance Germany. Sketching the history of trends in art history--from description and biography, to more recent social-historical methods, to the latest wave of postmodernist approaches--Crow sets out a course that affirms the rich and valuable tools of language and methodology developed by generations of art historians while recognizing the important contribution of recent theory in raising the interpretive stakes. The Intelligence of Art offers nothing less than a concrete new way to grasp the infinitely complex operations of human intelligence in artistic form.
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Author: Maggie Nelson

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446261575

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 2461

Maggie Nelson kennt alle Schattierungen und Geheimnisse der Farbe Blau – stolz hütet sie ihre Sammlung blauer Objekte –, und sie kennt alle Künstler, die dem Blau verfallen waren: ob Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday oder Yves Klein. Aber zugleich nutzt sie die Farbe, um sich selbst zu erkunden. Denn hinter all dem Nachsinnen über Blau verbirgt sich die Geschichte einer tragischen Liebe. Er, der Prinz des Blauen, hat sie verlassen. Also gibt sie sich mit ganzer Kraft dem hin, was von ihm übrig ist: dem Blau. Kaum jemand hat seinen Schmerz auf so poetische, inspirierende Weise seziert, wie Maggie Nelson es hier tut – eine lyrische, philosophische und sehr persönliche Erkundung der eigenen Leidensfähigkeit.
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The Fundamentals of Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205768714

Category: Art

Page: 184

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For one or two semester Introductory Art History Survey courses. This handbook is designed to accompany the major textbooks used in the art history survey, presenting various methods for analysis of art as well as extensive tips on writing about art. Professor Anne D'Alleva created this handbook to accompany the major textbooks used in art history survey courses. Because the main survey texts focus on the artworks themselves, she saw the need for a complementary handbook that introduces students to the methodologies of art history in an open, accessible way. Look! discusses basic art historical practices, such as visual and contextual analysis, and provides guidelines for writing papers and taking examinations in art history. It provides a short history of the discipline and provides links to related academic disciplines to provide students with a sense of intellectual context for their work.
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Art Beyond Representation

The Performative Power of the Image

Author: Barbara Bolt

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857731793

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 757

Refuting the assumption that art is a representational practice, Bolt’s striking argument engages with the work of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative relationship between art and artist. Drawing on themes as diverse as the work of Cézanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic sacrament and Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, she challenges the metaphor of light as enlightenment, reconceiving this ‘revealing’ light as the blinding ‘glare’ of the Australian sun, and suggests that too much ‘light’ may in fact reveal nothing. This stimulating book questions many of the fundamental assumptions ingrained in us about the nature of art.
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The Disclosure of Politics

Struggles Over the Semantics of Secularization

Author: Maria Pia Lara

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153504X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Postmodern political critiques speak of the death of ideology, the end of history, and the postsecular return of religious attitudes, yet radical conservative theorists such as Mark Lilla argue religion and politics are inextricably intertwined. Returning much-needed uncertainty to debates over the political while revitalizing the very terms in which they are defined, María Pía Lara explores the ambiguity of secularization and the theoretical potential of a structural break between politics and religion. For Lara, secularization means three things: the translation of religious semantics into politics; a transformation of religious notions into political ideas; and the reoccupation of a space left void by changing political actors that gives rise to new conceptions of political interaction. Conceptual innovation redefines politics as a horizontal relationship between governments and the governed and better enables societies (and individual political actors) to articulate meaning through action—that is, through the emergence of new concepts. These actions, Lara proves, radically transform our understanding of politics and the role of political agents and are further enhanced by challenging the structural dependence of politics on religious phenomena.
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History, Theory and Practice of Product Design

Author: Bernhard E. Bürdek

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035603944

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 715

For students of design, professional product designers, and anyone interested in design equally indispensable: the fully revised and updated edition of the reference work on product design. The book traces the history of product design and its current developments, and presents the most important principles of design theory and methodology, looking in particular at the communicative function of products and highlighting aspects such as corporate and service design, design management, strategic design, interface/interaction design and human design.. From the content: Design and history: The Bauhaus; The Ulm School of Design; The Example of Braun; The Art of Design Design and Globalization Design and Methodology: Epistemological Methods in Design Design and Theory: Aspects of the Disciplinary Design Theory Design and its Context: From Corporate Design to Service Design Product Language and Product Semiotics Architecture and Design Design and Society Design and Technological Progress
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Einführung in die Literaturtheorie

Author: Martin Sexl

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825225275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 323

View: 9628

Das Besondere dieser Darstellung der Entwicklungen des literaturtheoretischen Denkens ist erstens der historische Blick, der bis in die Antike zurückreicht, und zweitens das große Augenmerk auf den didaktischen Aspekt, das diese Einführung insbesondere für StudienanfängerInnen geeignet macht. Der historische Abriss bietet, als Geschichte \'erzählt\', einen ersten Überblick über die Zusammenhänge literaturtheoretischer Entwicklungen und kommt ohne Zitate und ohne Fußnoten aus. Daran schließen sechs Detailstudien zu den wichtigsten Theorien des 20. Jahrhunderts an.
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