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Theory for Art History provides clear and concise introductions to thirty key figures of contemporary theory: four essential predecessors – Freud, Marx, Nietzsche, and
Saussure – and twenty-six major moderns from Adorno to Spivak. This book includes key concepts, biography, survey of work, bibliography of primary texts, and a bibliography of secondary criticism.

Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal.

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Donald Preziosi
A lucid and profoundly hopeful inquiry into the possibilities for art history and critical theory by one of the most brilliant of the emerging generation of art historians. (Donald Preziosi, Oxford University)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415973649
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/25/2005
  • Series: theory4 Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jae Emerling has been Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Art History at UCLA.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Predecessors 1
1 Sigmund Freud 3
2 Karl Marx 15
3 Friedrich Nietzsche 25
4 Ferdinand de Saussure 33
Theory for Art History 39
5 Theodor W. Adorno 41
6 Giorgio Agamben 49
7 Louis Althusser 57
8 Alain Badiou 65
9 Roland Barthes 69
10 Georges Bataille 79
11 Jean Baudrillard 87
12 Walter Benjamin 95
13 Pierre Bourdieu 105
14 Judith Butler 115
15 Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari 121
16 Jacques Derrida 131
17 Michel Foucault 145
18 Martin Heidegger 157
19 Luce Irigaray 169
20 Julia Kristeva 177
21 Jacques Lacan 185
22 Emmanuel Levinas 195
23 Jean-Francois Lyotard 203
24 Maurice Merleau-Ponty 213
25 Edward W. Said 219
26 Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 227
Afterword 235
27 A Relation of Immanence: The Afterlife of Art History and Critical Theory 237
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