Doubt / Edition 1

Doubt / Edition 1

by Richard Shiff, Shiff Richard
     
 

In an age where art history’s questions are now expected to receive answers, Richard Shiff presents a challenging alternative. In this essential new addition to James Elkins’s series Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts, Richard Shiff embraces doubt as a critical tool and asks how particular histories of art have come to be.

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Overview

In an age where art history’s questions are now expected to receive answers, Richard Shiff presents a challenging alternative. In this essential new addition to James Elkins’s series Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts, Richard Shiff embraces doubt as a critical tool and asks how particular histories of art have come to be.

Shiff’s turn to doubt is not a retreat to relativism, but rather an insistence on clear thinking about art. In particular, Shiff takes issue with the style of self-referential art writing seemingly 'licensed' by Roland Barthes. With an introduction by Rosie Bennett, Doubt is a study of the tension between practicing art and practicing criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415973090
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Shiff holds the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at the University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the Center for the Study of Modernism. His publications include Cezanne and the End of Impressionism, Critical Terms for Art History, and Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisone.

Table of Contents

Series Preface James Elkins Introduction Rosie Bennett 1. Doubt 2. Seminar. Bibliography. Index

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