The Books that Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss

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An exemplary survey that reassesses the impact of the most important books to have shaped art history through the twentieth century
Written by some of today’s leading art historians and curators, this new collection provides an invaluable road map of the field by comparing and reexamining canonical works of art history. From Émile Mâle’s magisterial study of thirteenth-century French art, first published in 1898, to Hans Belting’s provocative Likeness and Presence: A History of ...
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Overview

An exemplary survey that reassesses the impact of the most important books to have shaped art history through the twentieth century
Written by some of today’s leading art historians and curators, this new collection provides an invaluable road map of the field by comparing and reexamining canonical works of art history. From Émile Mâle’s magisterial study of thirteenth-century French art, first published in 1898, to Hans Belting’s provocative Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art, the book provides a concise and insightful overview of the history of art, told through its most enduring literature. Each of the essays looks at the impact of a single major book of art history, mapping the intellectual development of the writer under review, setting out the premises and argument of the book, considering its position within the broader field of art history, and analyzing its significance in the context of both its initial reception and its afterlife. An introduction by John-Paul Stonard explores how art history has been forged by outstanding contributions to scholarship, and by the dialogues and ruptures between them.
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Edited by Shone (editor, Burlington Magazine; The Janice H. Levin Collection of French Art) and Stonard (Fault Lines: Art in Germany 1945–1955), this well-produced book contains 16 essays by different authors that discuss books that shaped the discipline of art history in the 20th century; all but one of the essays originally appeared in Burlington Magazine. The essays are supplemented with a few illustrations (photos of the authors and books that are covered), and there are brief bibliographies of the art historians mentioned at the book's end. The titles discussed include Clement Greenberg's Art and Culture and Rosalind Krauss's The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths. Chronologically arranged (from Emile Mâle in 1898 to Hans Belting in 1990), each essay stands alone. VERDICT Though the subject matter means that this book's audience will be students and scholars, the general level of writing is quite accessible for the nonspecialist. Useful as an overview of Western art history over the past century and its evolving methodology. Recommended.—Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Libs.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780500238950
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 4/5/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 482,777
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Richard Shone has been Editor of the Burlington Magazine since 2003 and is the author of several books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.

John-Paul Stonard,
until recently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, is an independent art historian.

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