Art History After Modernism

Forty-eight black and white images illustrate the text, perfectly reflecting the state of contemporary art. With Art History after Modernism, Belting retains his place as one of the most original thinkers working in the visual arts today.

Author: Hans (Professor of Art Belting, Science and Media Theory Karlsruhe's State College of Design Germany)

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226041859

Category: Art

Page: 226

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"Art history after modernism" does not only mean that art looks different today; it also means that our discourse on art has taken a different direction, if it is safe to say it has taken a direction at all. So begins Hans Belting's brilliant, iconoclastic reconsideration of art and art history at the end of the millennium, which builds upon his earlier and highly successful volume, The End of the History of Art?. "Known for his striking and original theories about the nature of art," according to the Economist, Belting here examines how art is made, viewed, and interpreted today. Arguing that contemporary art has burst out of the frame that art history had built for it, Belting calls for an entirely new approach to thinking and writing about art. He moves effortlessly between contemporary issues—the rise of global and minority art and its consequences for Western art history, installation and video art, and the troubled institution of the art museum—and questions central to art history's definition of itself, such as the distinction between high and low culture, art criticism versus art history, and the invention of modernism in art history. Forty-eight black and white images illustrate the text, perfectly reflecting the state of contemporary art. With Art History after Modernism, Belting retains his place as one of the most original thinkers working in the visual arts today.

Art in Time

Art in Time is the first book to embed art movements within the larger context of politics and history.

Author: The Editors of Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 0714867373

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Art in Time is the first book to embed art movements within the larger context of politics and history. Global in scope and featuring an innovative present‐to‐past arrangement, the book’s accessible text looks back on the most significant art styles and movements, from the present day to antiquity. Pages of historical photographs, documents, newspaper headlines, and other ephemera evoke the times in which styles and movements arose. The book opens with The Information Age (Internet Art, Neo‐Expressionaism, Arte Povera) and closes with The Classical Age (Roman wall painting, Hellenistic Greek style), covering everything from Photorealism, Art Brut, Ukiyo‐e, and Byzantine style in between. An integrated timeline provides a linear thread throughout the book, while succinct, authoritative text illuminates key points.

Art History

This book has more than 1400 photographs and hundreds of line drawings, diagrams, and full-color maps.

Author: Marilyn Stokstad

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123305745

Category: Art

Page: 1256

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This renowned textbook offers thorough coverage of all the visual arts from all parts of the world in a narrative that provides a rich contextual backgroundsocial, cultural, historical, religious, geographical, and political. This book has more than 1400 photographs and hundreds of line drawings, diagrams, and full-color maps. The text features art from the following time periods and places: prehistoric art in Europe; ancient art of the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and Greece; Roman and Etruscan art; Jewish, early Christian, Japan, and the Americas; medieval art in Europe; Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance art; Baroque art; art of the Pacific cultures; the rise of modern art; and the international Avant-Garde since 1945. Beginning student will appreciate the text's visual appeal, readable writing style, and helpful instructional features, such as the Starter Kit at the beginning of the book. Instructors will appreciate the inclusion of artists in all media, with women artists and artists of color fully represented. - Publisher.

Is Art History Global

This is the third volume in The Art Seminar, James Elkin's series of conversations on art and visual studies.

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135867669

Category: Art

Page: 128

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This is the third volume in The Art Seminar, James Elkin's series of conversations on art and visual studies. Is Art History Global? stages an international conversation among art historians and critics on the subject of the practice and responsibility of global thinking within the discipline. Participants range from Keith Moxey of Columbia University to Cao Yiqiang, Ding Ning, Cuautemoc Medina, Oliver Debroise, Renato Gonzalez Mello, and other scholars.

Thinking About Art

Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history.

Author: Penny Huntsman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118905173

Category: Art

Page: 304

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Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights. With over 200 colour illustrations and a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, Thinking about Art is a companion guide for art lovers, students and the general reader, and is also the first A-level Art History textbook, written by a skilled and experienced teacher of art history, Penny Huntsman. The book is accompanied by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/thinkingaboutart.

Basic History of Art with History of Art Image CD ROM and Art History Interactive and ArtNotes Package

Now with a new Art History CD-ROM containing nearly 400 images in a flash card format, and an exciting new design, the Sixth Edition enhances its narrative with in-margin coverage of historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on ...

Author: H. W. Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0131068679

Category: Art

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With an Art History Interactive CD-ROM containing images for study and presentation, this sixth edition has historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, explanation of artistic processes, and boxes with history of music and theater topics.

Objekte Des Krieges

Militärische Objekte bilden einen beliebten Gegenstand von Literatur und bildender Kunst und sind häufig aufwendig gestaltet.

Author: Romana Kaske

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 311060809X

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Military objects are popular items in literature and the fine arts, and have often been elaborately designed. However, the discussion of the artistic aspects of militaria is not only based on the relationship between the real, present artefact and the objects represented in the respective medium.The material properties, handling, and cultural inscriptions of the historic artefacts are often the basis of complex artistic redesigns and transformations, which in turn release the potential for the design of military artefacts. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, the book is devoted to the dichotomous condition of objects of war and their representation in art and literature.

A World Art History and Its Objects

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Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271045795

Category: History

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"Explores the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written or if it is even possible to do so. Examines the political and moral issues raised by the consideration of a multicultural art history"--Provided by publisher.

Art History Versus Aesthetics

In this unprecedented collection, over twenty of the world's most prominent thinkers on the subject including Arthur Danto, Stephen Melville, Wendy Steiner, Alexander Nehamas, and Jay Bernstein ponder the disconnect between these two ...

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135506995

Category: Art

Page: 320

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In this unprecedented collection, over twenty of the world's most prominent thinkers on the subject including Arthur Danto, Stephen Melville, Wendy Steiner, Alexander Nehamas, and Jay Bernstein ponder the disconnect between these two disciplines. The volume has a radically innovative structure: it begins with introductions, and centres on an animated conversation among ten historians and aestheticians. That conversation was then sent to twenty scholars for commentary and their responses are very diverse: some are informal letters and others full essays with footnotes. Some think they have the answer in hand, and others raise yet more questions. The volume ends with two synoptic essays, one by a prominent aesthetician and the other by a literary critic. This stimulating inaugural volume in the Routledge The Art Seminar series presents not one but many answers to the question; Does philosophy have anything to say to art history?

Reassessing Early Safavid Art and History Thirty Five Years after Dickson Welch 1981

47a) or the art-historical significance of the discarded pages from Or. 2265, further support their attributions and conclusion. III.

Author: Abolala Soudavar

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329976153

Category: Art

Page: 98

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Martin Dickson once confided to Stuart Cary Welch "that twenty five years would pass before our fellow specialists would fully comprehend what we had achieved." The "achievement" he was referring to is the monumental double volume The Houghton Shahnama (1981), still ill-understood thirty five years later. Their "achievement" is a treasure trove of information that needs to be rediscovered and reused. Three recent papers that tried to discredit Dickson and Welch provided the impetus to revisit some of the complex manuscripts that they had analyzed, including the British Library Khamseh (O. 2265) and the Cartier Divan of Hafez, to discover historical details that provide a better insight into Safavid society.

Marxism and the History of Art

This unique book is the first comprehensive introduction to Marxist approaches to art history.

Author: Andrew Hemingway

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745323294

Category: Art

Page: 288

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This unique book is the first comprehensive introduction to Marxist approaches to art history. Although the aesthetic was a crucial part of Marx and Engels’s thought, they left no full statement on the arts. Although there is an abundant scholarship on Marxist approaches to literature, the historiography of the visual arts has been largely neglected. This book encompasses a range of influential thinkers and historians including William Morris, Mikhail Lifshits, Frederick Antal, Francis Klingender, Max Raphael, Meyer Schapiro, Walter Benjamin, Henri Lefebvre and Arnold Hauser. It also addresses the heritage of the New Left. In the spirit of Marxism, the authors interpret the achievements and limitations of Marxist art history in relation to the historical and political circumstances of its production, providing an indispensable introduction to contemporary radical practices in the field.

The Practice of Art History

This is a classic essay on how to approach the subject of art history. Pächt aims to sharpen perceptions by recreating the social and cultural context in which an art object was made.

Author: Otto Pacht

Publisher: Harvey Miller Pub

ISBN: UCSD:31822027940006

Category: Art

Page: 152

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This is a classic essay on how to approach the subject of art history. Pächt aims to sharpen perceptions by recreating the social and cultural context in which an art object was made.

Principles of Art History Writing

Principles of Art History Writing traces the changes in the way in which writers about art represent the same works.

Author: David Carrier

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015019843039

Category: Art

Page: 249

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Principles of Art History Writing traces the changes in the way in which writers about art represent the same works. These differ in such deep ways as to raise the question of whether those at the beginning of the process even saw the same things as those at the end did. Carrier uses four case studies to identify and explain changing styles of restorations and the history of interpretations of selected works by Piero, Caravaggio, and van Eyck.

The Philosophy of Art History

First published in 1959, this book is concerned with the methodology of art history, and so with questions about historical thinking; it enquires what scientific history of art can accomplish, what are its mean and limitations?

Author: Arnold Hauser

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008047063

Category: Art

Page: 410

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First published in 1959, this book is concerned with the methodology of art history, and so with questions about historical thinking; it enquires what scientific history of art can accomplish, what are its mean and limitations? It contains philosophical reflections on history and begins with chapters on the scope and limitations of a sociology of art, and the concept of ideology in the history of art. The chapter on the concept of "art history without names" occupies the central position in the book - thoroughly discussing the basic philosophical outlook for the whole work. There are also further chapters on psychoanalysis, folk art and popular art. The chapter on the role of convention in the history of art points the way for further study.

Museum Skepticism

DIVProminent art historian looks at the birth of the art museum and contemplates its future as a public institution./div "David Carrier is one of only a handful of scholars who inhabit with ease the diverse worlds of philosophy, art history ...

Author: David Carrier

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822336944

Category: Art

Page: 313

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DIVProminent art historian looks at the birth of the art museum and contemplates its future as a public institution./div

A History of Art in Africa

Throughout, the authors emphasize the cultural contexts in which art is produced and imbued with meanings. Among the ancient works illustrated are masterpieces in brass, gold, ivory, stone and terracotta.

Author: Monica Blackmun Visonà

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

ISBN: 0136128742

Category: Art

Page: 560

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Informed by the latest scholarship yet written for the general reader, this has been the first comprehensive study to present the arts of Africa in art historical terms. A History of Art in Africa covers all parts of the continent, including Egypt, from prehistory to the present day and includes the art of the African Diaspora. Many aspects of visual culture are given detailed consideration, including sculpture, architecture, and such quintessentially African forms as masquerades, festivals, and personal adornment. The arts of daily life, of royal ceremony, and of state cosmology receive compelling discussions. Throughout, the authors emphasize the cultural contexts in which art is produced and imbued with meanings. Among the ancient works illustrated are masterpieces in brass, gold, ivory, stone and terracotta. Religious arts serving Islamic and Christian communities are presented, as are fascinating hybrid arts that periodically arose from African interactions with Europe, Asia and the Americas. Twentieth-century arts are explored as part of the vibrancy of modern Africa and as ingenious responses to historical change. 'Twenty-first-century African artists, and artists of the African Diaspora, are presented in the context of changing global economies and new theoretical positions. This expanded and revised second edition provides a new chapter on African artists working abroad, and five new short essays on cross-cultural topics such as tourist arts, dating methods, and the illicit trade in archaeological artifacts. The illustrations - featuring a vast and rich array of images of artworks, archival and contemporary field photographs, explanatory drawings and plans, and individual objects displayed in museums and in use - have likewise been greatly extended, with many more pictures now shown in color.

Painting Harlem Modern

And as if Lawrence, art, and Harlem weren't enough, Patricia Hills also explores the creation of modern black identity. This book is a major contribution not only to African American art history but to African American history in general.

Author: Patricia Hills

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520305502

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Jacob Lawrence was one of the best-known African American artists of the twentieth century. In Painting Harlem Modern, Patricia Hills renders a vivid assessment of Lawrence's long and productive career. She argues that his complex, cubist-based paintings developed out of a vital connection with a modern Harlem that was filled with artists, writers, musicians, and social activists. She also uniquely positions Lawrence alongside such important African American writers as Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. Drawing from a wide range of archival materials and interviews with artists, Hills interprets Lawrence's art as distilled from a life of struggle and perseverance. She brings insightful analysis to his work, beginning with the 1930s street scenes that provided Harlem with its pictorial image, and follows each decade of Lawrence's work, with accounts that include his impressions of Southern Jim Crow segregation and a groundbreaking discussion of Lawrence's symbolic use of masks and masking during the 1950s Cold War era. Painting Harlem Modern is an absorbing book that highlights Lawrence's heroic efforts to meet his many challenges while remaining true to his humanist values and artistic vision.

Surf Culture

Designed by David Carson and published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum in July 2002, Surf Culture examines the history of modern surfboard design from 1900 to the present and features over 100 surfboards.

Author: David Carson

Publisher: Gingko PressInc

ISBN: 1584231335

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Designed by David Carson and published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum in July 2002, Surf Culture examines the history of modern surfboard design from 1900 to the present and features over 100 surfboards. It is the most comprehensive examination to date of surfing's impact on western culture and its cultural bleed into mainstream. Both exhibition and book will explore surfing related activities and by-products such as skateboarding, surf photography, film, clothing, and music and make an assessment of their socio-economic impact. Works of art featured are all surf-influenced and by artists/surfers who have achieved prominence in either the art world or popular culture - Craig Kauffman, Billy Al Bengston, and Robert Irwin to name just a few. Guest curator for the exhibition is Craig Stecyk of Dysfunctional fame.