The Two Art Histories: The Museum and the University / Edition 1
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The Two Art Histories: The Museum and the University / Edition 1

by Charles W. Haxthausen, Dawn Ades, Andreas Beyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300097751

ISBN-13: 9780300097757

Pub. Date: 01/11/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

Many museum professionals today believe that university-based art history focuses too much on theory and the social agency of art, neglecting the aesthetic dimensions of the art object. Conversely, many academics feel that museums have become preoccupied with the quest for money and audiences, making them an increasingly unlikely source of innovative scholarship. In

Overview

Many museum professionals today believe that university-based art history focuses too much on theory and the social agency of art, neglecting the aesthetic dimensions of the art object. Conversely, many academics feel that museums have become preoccupied with the quest for money and audiences, making them an increasingly unlikely source of innovative scholarship. In this provocative book, seventeen eminent figures from both sides of the art world—museum professionals and university scholars—explore the questions underlying the often tense relationship between the two main branches of the discipline.

Author Biography: Charles W. Haxthausen is Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History and director of the Graduate Program in the History of Art, jointly sponsored by Williams College and the Clark Art Institute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300097757
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2003
Series:
Clark Studies in the Visual Arts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

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