The New Art History: A Critical Introduction

The New Art History: A Critical Introduction

by Jonathan Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415230071

ISBN-13: 9780415230070

Pub. Date: 11/07/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years.

Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes

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The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years.

Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes between these and earlier forms of 'radical' or 'critical' analysis, explores the influence of other disciplines and traditions on art history, and relates art historical ideas and values to social change.

Structured around an examination of key texts by major contemporary critics, including Tim Clarke, Griselda Pollock, Fred Orton, Albert Boime, Alan Wallach and Laura Mulvey, each chapter discusses a key moment in the discipline of art history, tracing the development and interaction of Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic critical theories. Individual chapters include:
• Capitalist Modernity, the Nation-State and Visual Representation
• Feminism, Art, and Art History
• Subjects, Identities and Visual Ideology
• Structures and Meanings in Art and Society
• The Representation of Sexuality

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415230070
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/07/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Radical art history: back to its future?35
2Capitalist modernity, the nation-state, and visual representation63
3Feminism, art, and art history95
4Subjects, identities, and visual ideology129
5Structures and meanings in art and society161
6Searching, after certainties193
7Sexualities represented227
Conclusion: the means and ends of radical art history261
Index291

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