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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300077445
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 476,824
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Sect. 1 Academies, Museums and Canons of Art 17
Sect. 2 The Changing Status of the Artist 91
Sect. 3 Gender and Art 137
Sect. 4 The Challenge of the Avant-Garde 187
Sect. 5 Views of Difference: Different Views of Art 225
Sect. 6 Contemporary Cultures of Display 277
Index 326
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