Art History, Aesthetics, Visual Studies
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Art History, Aesthetics, Visual Studies

by Michael Ann Holly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300097891

ISBN-13: 9780300097894

Pub. Date: 02/15/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

Art history, aesthetics, and visual studies today find themselves in contested new philosophical and institutional circumstances. This fascinating and challenging volume explores the connections and differences among these three methods of investigating visual representation.What are the dominant aesthetic assumptions underlying art historical inquiry? How have these

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Art history, aesthetics, and visual studies today find themselves in contested new philosophical and institutional circumstances. This fascinating and challenging volume explores the connections and differences among these three methods of investigating visual representation.What are the dominant aesthetic assumptions underlying art historical inquiry? How have these assumptions been challenged by visual studies? Are questions of quality, form, content, meaning, and spectatorship culturally specific? Can we still define the parameters of what should properly constitute the objects of the history of art? Fifteen distinguished scholars answer these and other questions, critically examining the relationships among these three scholarly fields from their founding moments through their contemporary practices.

Author Biography: Michael Ann Holly is director of Research and Academic Programs at the Clark Art Institute. Keith Moxey is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300097894
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2003
Series:
Clark Studies in the Visual Arts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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