Compelling Visuality: The Work of Art in and out of History

Compelling Visuality: The Work of Art in and out of History

by Claire Farago
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816641153

ISBN-13: 9780816641154

Pub. Date: 09/05/2003

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Typically, art history is an enterprise of recovery-of searching out the provenance, the original intentions, the physical setting, and historical conditions behind a work of art. The essays in Compelling Visuality address some of the "other" questions that are less frequently asked-and, in doing so, show how much is to be learned and gained by going beyond the…  See more details below

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Typically, art history is an enterprise of recovery-of searching out the provenance, the original intentions, the physical setting, and historical conditions behind a work of art. The essays in Compelling Visuality address some of the "other" questions that are less frequently asked-and, in doing so, show how much is to be learned and gained by going beyond the traditional approaches of art history.In particular, the contributors take up the commonly unexplored question of what is actually present in a work of art-what we see, touch, and experience when confronted with Renaissance or Baroque works that have survived the vicissitudes of time. International and interdisciplinary, this volume conducts readers into an ongoing discussion of the value and significance of personal response to works of art. Contributors: F. R. Ankersmit, U of Groningen; Mieke Bal, U of Amsterdam and Cornell U; Oskar Bätschmann, U of Bern; Georges Didi-Huberman, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Michael Ann Holly, Clark Art Institute; Donald Preziosi, UCLA and Oxford U; Renée van de Vall, U of Maastricht. Claire Farago is professor of fine arts at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Robert Zwijnenberg is professor of art history in relation to the development of science and technology at the University of Maastricht.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816641154
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
09/05/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Art History after Aesthetics: A Provocative Introduction
1Ecstatic Aesthetics: Metaphoring Bernini1
2Before the Image, Before Time: The Sovereignty of Anachronism31
3Aesthetics before Art: Leonardo through the Looking Glass45
4Touching the Face: The Ethics of Visuality between Levinas and a Rembrandt Self-Portrait93
5Presence and Absence: On Leonardo da Vinci's Saint John the Baptist112
6Rococo as the Dissipation of Boredom132
7Mourning and Method156
8A Guide to Interpretation: Art Historical Hermeneutics179
9Seeing Soane Seeing You211
Contributors237

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