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

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Overview

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 essay, 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521455725
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Immanuel Kant and the bo(a)rders of art history Mark A. Cheetham; 2. Art history's hegelian unconscious: naturalism as nationalism in the otherlandish painting Keith Moxey; 3. Spirits and ghosts in the historiography of art Michael Ann Holly; 4. Seeing signs: the use of semiotics for the understanding of visual art Mieke Bal; 5. The politics of feminist art history Patricia Mathews; 6. Homesexualism, gay and lesbian studies and queer theory in art history Whitney Davis; 7. Phenomenology and the limits of hermeneutics Stephen Melville; 8. Deconstruction and photography David Philips; 9. The work of art and its beholder: the methodology and aesthetic of reception Wolfgang Kemp; 10. Between art history and psychoanalysis: the methodology of the aesthetic of reception Steven Z. Levine; 11. Passing between art history and post-colonial theory James D. Herbert; 12. Art history and museums Stephen Bann; 13. Museums and galleries as sites for artistic intervention Gerald McMaster; 14. Art history's significant other ... film studies Bruce Barber; 15. Interpreting the void: architecture and spatial anxiety Anthony Vidler; 16. Computer applications for art history Willam Vaughan.

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