Visual Culture: Images and Interpretations

Visual Culture: Images and Interpretations

by Norman Bryson
     
 

“We can no longer see, much less teach, transhistorical truths, timeless works of art, and unchanging critical criteria without a highly developed sense of irony about the grand narratives of the past,” declare the editors, who also coedited Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation (1990). The field of art history is not unique in finding itself

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“We can no longer see, much less teach, transhistorical truths, timeless works of art, and unchanging critical criteria without a highly developed sense of irony about the grand narratives of the past,” declare the editors, who also coedited Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation (1990). The field of art history is not unique in finding itself challenged and enlarged by cultural debates over issues of class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and gender. Visual Culture assembles some of the foremost scholars of cultural studies and art history to explore new critical approaches to a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art.

CONTRIBUTORS: Andres Ross, Michael Ann Holly, Mieke Bal, David Summers, Constance Penley, Kaja Silverman, Ernst Van Alphen, Norman Bryson, Wolfgang Kemp, Whitney Davis, Thomas Crow, Keith Moxey, John Tagg, Lisa Tickner.

Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: all illustrations have been redacted.

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"This book succeeds brilliantly on the basis of … solid and thoughtful scholarship." —New Art Examiner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819574237
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
461
Sales rank:
765,432
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

NORMAN BRYSON is Professor of Fine Arts at Harvard University and author of Looking at the Overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life Painting (1990).

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