Doubt / Edition 1

Doubt / Edition 1

by Richard Shiff, Shiff Richard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415973090

ISBN-13: 9780415973090

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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)

Table of Contents

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

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