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Academies, Museums, and Canons of Art
     

Academies, Museums, and Canons of Art

by Gill Perry (Editor)
 

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This lavishly illustrated book examines the variety of ways in which works of art haveachieved a position in the so-called canon of Western art. Focusing on a series of casestudies of art and institutions in Britain and France from the seventeenth to the nineteenthcenturies, the book explores the construction and evolution of canonical values. This is the first of

Overview

This lavishly illustrated book examines the variety of ways in which works of art haveachieved a position in the so-called canon of Western art. Focusing on a series of casestudies of art and institutions in Britain and France from the seventeenth to the nineteenthcenturies, the book explores the construction and evolution of canonical values. This is the first of six volumes in the series Art and Its Histories, created to accompanythe Open University course by the same title. .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300077438
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Art and Its Histories Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Gill Perry is senior lecturer in art history and chair of the course "Art and Its Histories" at the Open University. Her publications include books and articles on eighteenth-century British art and twentieth-century French and German art. Colin Cunningham is reader in art history at the Open University in England and has published extensively on nineteenth-century architecture. Published in association with the Open University

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