The Subjects of Art History: Historical Objects in Contemporary Perspective / Edition 1

The Subjects of Art History: Historical Objects in Contemporary Perspective / Edition 1

by Mark A. Cheetham
     
 

The Subjects of Art History provides an introduction to the historiography and theory of the history of art. Examining a variety of theoretical approaches, the editors and contributors to this volume provide interpretations of the history and contemporary relevance of such important methodologies as semiotics, phenomenology, feminism, gay and lesbian studies,… See more details below

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The Subjects of Art History provides an introduction to the historiography and theory of the history of art. Examining a variety of theoretical approaches, the editors and contributors to this volume provide interpretations of the history and contemporary relevance of such important methodologies as semiotics, phenomenology, feminism, gay and lesbian studies, museology, and computer applications, among other topics. Each chapter, specially commissioned for this volume, gives a fresh perspective on the topic by demonstrating how a particular approach can be applied to the understanding and interpretation of specific works of art. This volume will be a timely contribution to the current debate on the theory and practice of art history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521455725
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Introduction1
Pt. 1Philosophy of History and Historiography
1Immanuel Kant and the Bo(a)rders of Art History6
2Art History's Hegelian Unconscious: Naturalism as Nationalism in the Study of Early Netherlandish Painting25
3Spirits and Ghosts in the Historiography of Art52
Pt. 2The Subjects and Objects of Art History
4Seeing Signs: The Use of Semiotics for the Understanding of Visual Art74
5The Politics of Feminist Art History94
6"Homosexualism," Gay and Lesbian Studies, and Queer Theory in Art History115
7Phenomenology and the Limits of Hermeneutics143
8Photo-Logos: Photography and Deconstruction155
9The Work of Art and Its Beholder: The Methodology of the Aesthetic of Reception180
10Between Art History and Psychoanalysis: I/Eye-ing Monet with Freud and Lacan197
11Passing between Art History and Postcolonial Theory213
Pt. 3Places & Spaces for Visual Studies
12Art History and Museums230
13Museums and Galleries as Sites for Artistic Intervention250
14Art History's Significant Other ... Film Studies262
15Interpreting the Void: Architecture and Spatial Anxiety288
16Computer Applications for Art History308
Index329

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