Understanding Art Objects: Thinking through the Eye

Understanding Art Objects: Thinking through the Eye

by Tony Godfrey
     
 
What can an art object tell us about its meaning today and at its execution? Can we 'read' artifacts to find out why they were made and for whom? What do they reveal about their context and how has their value changed over the years? Understanding Art Objects presents thirteen essays written by teachers and consultants at Sotheby's Institute addressing these exact

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What can an art object tell us about its meaning today and at its execution? Can we 'read' artifacts to find out why they were made and for whom? What do they reveal about their context and how has their value changed over the years? Understanding Art Objects presents thirteen essays written by teachers and consultants at Sotheby's Institute addressing these exact questions.

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Library Journal
Thirteen essays written by teachers and consultants at Sotheby's Institute each feature a single work, from John Singleton Copley's Miniature Self-Portrait to Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair. Scholars and serious art lovers will relish this example of Sotheby's theory of object-based learning. A supplement to the traditional approach of Henry M. Sayre's A World of Art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848220164
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Godfrey is Director of Research at Sotheby's Institute and Programme Director of the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute, Singapore; Megan Aldrich is Academic Director of Sotheby's Institute and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; Julia Hutt is Curator of Japanese Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum and is a Consultant Lecturer on the MA in East Asian Art at Sotheby's Institute; Carrie Rebora Barratt is a Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum, New York. She is also Programme Director for the MA in American Fine and Decorative Arts at Sotheby's Institute, New York; Catherine Morel is a Lecturer in Marketing on the MA in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute; James Malpas is Course Leader of the Styles in Western Art and Styles in Asian Art at Sotheby's Institute; Juliet Hacking is Programme Director of the MA in Photography at Sotheby's Institute. She was the specialist in photography at Sotheby's auction house, London, from 2000 to 2006; Anthony Downey is Programme Director of the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute; David Bellingham is Programme Director of the MA in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute; Bernard Vere is a Lecturer on the MA in Fine and Decorative Art at Sotheby's Institute; Elisabeth Darby is Programme Director of the MA in Contemporary Design at Sotheby's Institute; Eugene Tan is a Consultant Lecturer for the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute, Singapore; Anna Moszynska is a Consultant Lecturer on the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute.

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