Art and its Histories: A Reader / Edition 1

Art and its Histories: A Reader / Edition 1

by Steve Edwards, Yale Univ Pr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300077440

ISBN-13: 9780300077445

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

A general introduction to the book provides a survey of recent debates on the canon of Western art. The source texts and critical writings of the volume are then organised around six art history topics: academies, museums and canons of art; the changing status of the artist; gender and art; the challenge of the avant-garde; views of difference; and contemporary…  See more details below

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A general introduction to the book provides a survey of recent debates on the canon of Western art. The source texts and critical writings of the volume are then organised around six art history topics: academies, museums and canons of art; the changing status of the artist; gender and art; the challenge of the avant-garde; views of difference; and contemporary cultures of display. The source texts, each prefaced by a short introduction with information about the author and guidelines for reading the text, include seminal writings by Vasari, Le Brun and Baudelaire, among many others, as well as examples of different kinds of literature on art - a contract, a biography, an academic discourse. And the critical writings for each section of the book offer a variety of perspectives on art and revisions of art history. This volume accompanies the undergraduate course Art and Its Histories presented by The Open University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300077445
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Sect. 1Academies, Museums and Canons of Art17
Sect. 2The Changing Status of the Artist91
Sect. 3Gender and Art137
Sect. 4The Challenge of the Avant-Garde187
Sect. 5Views of Difference: Different Views of Art225
Sect. 6Contemporary Cultures of Display277
Index326

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