Critical terms for art history

Art history as a field has kept pace with debates over globalization and other social and political issues in recent years, making a second edition of this book not just timely, but crucial. Like its predecessor, this new edition consists of essays that cover a wide variety of "loaded" ter...

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Main Author: Nelson, Robert S.
Corporate Author: Credo Reference (Firm)
Other Authors: Shiff, Richard
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chicago [Ill.] University of Chicago Press 2012
Edition:2nd ed
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Collection: Credo Reference - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Art history as a field has kept pace with debates over globalization and other social and political issues in recent years, making a second edition of this book not just timely, but crucial. Like its predecessor, this new edition consists of essays that cover a wide variety of "loaded" terms in the history of art, from sign to meaning, ritual to commodity. Each essay explains and comments on a single term, discussing the issues the term raises and putting the term into practice as an interpretive framework for a specific work of art. For example, Richard Shiff discusses "Originality" in Vija Celmins's To Fix the Image in Memory, a work made of eleven pairs of stones, each consisting of one "original" stone and one painted bronze replica
"Art" has always been contested terrain, whether the object in question is a medieval tapestry or Duchamp's Fountain. But questions about the categories of "art" and "art history" acquired increased urgency during the 1970s, when new developments in critical theory and other intellectual projects dramatically transformed the discipline. The first edition of Critical Terms for Art History both mapped and contributed to those transformations, offering a spirited reassessment of the field's methods and terminology
Item Description:Mode of access: World Wide Web
Physical Description:1 online resource (39 entries) 34 images, digital files
ISBN:9780226571690
0226571696
9781849723527
0226571661
9780226571683
0226571688
9780226571669