Art History / Edition 1

Art History / Edition 1

by Diana Newall, Grant Pooke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415373085

ISBN-13: 9780415373081

Pub. Date: 09/14/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university.

It will give you answers to questions like:

  • What is art and art history?
  • What are the main methodologies used to understand art?

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Overview

Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university.

It will give you answers to questions like:

  • What is art and art history?
  • What are the main methodologies used to understand art?
  • How have ideas about form, sex and gender shaped representation?
  • What connects art with psychoanalysis, semiotics and Marxism?
  • How are globalization and postmodernism changing art and art history?

Each chapter introduces key ideas, issues and debates in art history, including information on relevant websites and image archives. Fully illustrated with an international range of artistic examples, Art History: The Basics also includes helpful subject summaries, further ideas for reading in each chapter, and a useful glossary for easy reference.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415373081
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/14/2007
Series:
Basics Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,403,723
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Art and Art Histories. Formalism and Art. An Introduction to Art and Social Meaning. Marxism, Art and Aesthetics. Art and Gender. Art, Sex and Psychobiography. Semiotics, Signs and Simulacra. Art Histories and Postmodernisms

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