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Art and Agency and Art History / Edition 1
     

Art and Agency and Art History / Edition 1

by Robin Osborne
 

ISBN-10: 1405135387

ISBN-13: 9781405135382

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Art's Agency and Art History re-articulates the relationship of the anthropology of art to key methodological and theoretical approaches in art history, sociology, and linguistics.

  • Explores important concepts and perspectives in the anthropology of art
  • Includes nine groundbreaking case studies by an internationally

Overview

Art's Agency and Art History re-articulates the relationship of the anthropology of art to key methodological and theoretical approaches in art history, sociology, and linguistics.

  • Explores important concepts and perspectives in the anthropology of art
  • Includes nine groundbreaking case studies by an internationally renowned group of art historians and art theorists
  • Covers a wide range of periods, including Bronze-Age China, Classical Greece, Rome, and Mayan, as well as the modern Western world
  • Features an introductory essay by leading experts, which helps clarify issues in the field
  • Includes numerous illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405135382
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
New Interventions in Art History Series , #18
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface.

Preface.

List of Illustrations.

Notes on Contributors.

1. Introduction: Art and Agency and Art History: Jeremy Tanner (University College London ) and Robin Osborne (University of Cambridge).

2. Enchantment and Sacrifice in Early Egypt: David Wengrow (University College London).

3. Agency Marked, Agency Ascribed: The Affective Object in Ancient Mesopotamia: Irene J. Winter (Harvard University).

4. Portraits and Agency: A Comparative View: Jeremy Tanner (University College London).

5. The Agency of, and the Agency for, the Wanli Emperor: Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford).

6. The Material Efficacy of the Elizabethan Jeweled Miniature: a Gellian Experiment: Jessen Kelly (University of California at Berkeley).

7. Representational Art in Ancient Peru and the Work of Alfred Gell: Jeffrey Quilter (Peabody Museum, Harvard).

8. Gell's Idols and Roman Cult: Peter Stewart (Courtauld Institute of Art in London).

9. Sex, Agency, and History: the Case of Athenian Painted Pottery: Robin Osborne (University of Cambridge).

10. Abducting the Agency of Art: Whitney Davis (University of California at Berkeley).

Index

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