Methods and Theories of Art History

Methods and Theories of Art History
Author: Anne D'Alleva
Release: 2005
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
Pages: 186
ISBN: 1856694178
Language: en
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This is an analysis of complex forms of art history. It covers a broad range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives. The book begins by introducing the concept of theory and explains why it is important to the practice of art history.

Art History

Art History
Author: Michael Hatt,Charlotte Klonk
Release: 2006-04-30
Editor: Manchester University Press
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0719069599
Language: en
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This book provides a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within art history. Offering a lucid account of approaches from Hegel to post-colonialism, the book provides a sense of art history's own history as a discipline from its emergence in the late-eighteenth century to contemporary debates.

Fundamentals of Art History

Fundamentals of Art History
Author: Michael Cothren,Anne D'Alleva
Release: 2021-08-10
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1913947017
Language: en
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This invaluable guide enables students to get the most from their art history course. Written in an accessible style, the book introduces two basic art historical methods - formal analysis and contextual analysis. In this new edition revising author Michael Cothren has extended the discussion on iconography and iconology, as well as adding discussions on the effects of the market and museums on art. Greater emphasis is placed on the global and multicultural aspects of art creation and analysis with new images and more case studies. There is more step-by-step guidance on how to use these methods to prepare for exams and write papers.

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History
Author: Kathryn Brown
Release: 2020-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 498
ISBN: 9780429999130
Language: en
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The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History offers a broad survey of cutting-edge intersections between digital technologies and the study of art history, museum practices, and cultural heritage. The volume focuses not only on new computational tools that have been developed for the study of artworks and their histories but also debates the disciplinary opportunities and challenges that have emerged in response to the use of digital resources and methodologies. Chapters cover a wide range of technical and conceptual themes that define the current state of the field and outline strategies for future development. This book offers a timely perspective on trans-disciplinary developments that are reshaping art historical research, conservation, and teaching. This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, historical theory, method and historiography, and research methods in education.

Artistic Research in Jazz

Artistic Research in Jazz
Author: Michael Kahr
Release: 2021-07-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781000399110
Language: en
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This book presents the recent positions, theories, and methods of artistic research in jazz, inviting readers to critically engage in and establish a sustained discourse regarding theoretical, methodological, and analytic perspectives. A panel of eleven international contributors presents an in-depth discourse on shared and specific approaches to artistic research in jazz, aiming at an understanding of the specificity of current practices, both improvisational and composed. The topics addressed throughout consider the cultural, institutional, epistemological, philosophical, ethical, and practical aspects of the discipline, as well as the influence of race, gender, and politics. The book is structured in three parts: first, on topics related to improvisation, theory and history; second, on institutional and pedagogical positions; and third, on methodical approaches in four specific research projects conducted by the authors. In thinking outside established theoretical frameworks, this book invites further exploration and participation, and encourages practitioners, scholars, students, and teachers at all academic levels to shape the future of artistic research collectively. It will be of interest to students in jazz and popular music studies, performance studies, improvisation studies, music philosophy, music aesthetics, and Western art music research.

Art Self and Knowledge

Art  Self and Knowledge
Author: Keith Lehrer
Release: 2012
Editor: OUP USA
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780195304985
Language: en
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This book argues that a special value of art is the way in which it uses conscious experience -- the exemplars of aesthetic experience -- to autonomously reconfigure how we conceive of our world and ourselves, ourselves in our world and our world in ourselves. Exemplar representation ties art and science, mind and body, self and world together in a dynamic loop reconfiguring them all as it reconfigures itself.

Look Again

Look Again
Author: Anne D'Alleva
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 186
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132769063
Language: en
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"This handbook is designed to accompany the major textbooks used in the art history survey, presenting various methods for analysis of art as well as extensive tips on writing about art. Professor Anne D'Alleva created this handbook to accompany the major textbooks used in art history survey courses. Because the main survey texts focus on the artworks themselves, she saw the need for a complementary handbook that introduces students to the methodologies of art history in an open, accessible way. Look! discusses basic art historical practices, such as visual and contextual analysis, and provides guidelines for writing papers and taking examinations in art history. It provides a short history of the discipline and provides links to related academic disciplines to provide students with a sense of intellectual context for their work."--Publisher's website.

Twentieth Century Theories of Art

Twentieth Century Theories of Art
Author: James M. Thompson
Release: 1990
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Pages: 547
ISBN: 0886291119
Language: en
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Includes selections from major writers on various approaches to art theory, for example Freud, Jung, Marx, Heidegger.

The Art of Art History

The Art of Art History
Author: Donald Preziosi
Release: 2009
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 591
ISBN: 9780199229840
Language: en
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What is art history? Why, how and where did it originate, and how have its aims and methods changed over time? This work is a guide to understanding art history through a critical reading of the field's most influential texts over the past two centuries.

Art History s History

Art History s History
Author: Vernon Hyde Minor
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0131946064
Language: en
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This undergraduate text covers the standard (old and new) methodological approaches to art history, in a clear, direct and understandable way.

The Methodologies of Art

The Methodologies of Art
Author: Laurie Schneider Adams
Release: 2018-03-09
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780429974076
Language: en
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Since the nineteenth century, when art history became an established academic discipline, works of art have been 'read' in a variety of ways. These different ways of describing and interpreting art are the methodologies of artistic analysis, the divining rods of meaning. Regardless of a work's perceived difficulty, an art object is, in theory, complex. Every work of art is an expression of its culture (time and place) and its maker (the artist) and is dependent on its media (what it's made of). The methodologies discussed here (formal analysis, iconology and iconography, Marxism, feminism, biography and autobiography, psychoanalysis, structuralism, race and gender) reflect the multiplicity of meanings in an artistic image. The second edition includes nineteen new images, new sections on race, gender, orientalism, and colonialism, and a new epilogue that analyzes a single painting to illustrate the different methodological viewpoints.

The New Art History

The New Art History
Author: Jonathan Harris
Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781134582501
Language: en
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The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years. Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes between these and earlier forms of 'radical' or 'critical' analysis, explores the influence of other disciplines and traditions on art history, and relates art historical ideas and values to social change. Structured around an examination of key texts by major contemporary critics, including Tim Clarke, Griselda Pollock, Fred Orton, Albert Boime, Alan Wallach and Laura Mulvey, each chapter discusses a key moment in the discipline of art history, tracing the development and interaction of Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic critical theories. Individual chapters include: * Capitalist Modernity, the Nation-State and Visual Representation * Feminism, Art, and Art History * Subjects, Identities and Visual Ideology * Structures and Meanings in Art and Society * The Representation of Sexuality

Art History The Basics

Art History  The Basics
Author: Diana Newall,Grant Pooke
Release: 2008-03-10
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781134191499
Language: en
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Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have ideas about form, sex and gender shaped representation? What connects art with psychoanalysis, semiotics and Marxism? How are globalization and postmodernism changing art and art history? Each chapter introduces key ideas, issues and debates in art history, including information on relevant websites and image archives. Fully illustrated with an international range of artistic examples, Art History: The Basics also includes helpful subject summaries, further ideas for reading in each chapter, and a useful glossary for easy reference.

Art Theory A Very Short Introduction

Art Theory  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Cynthia Freeland
Release: 2003-02-13
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780191579325
Language: en
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In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, alongside the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Art Rethought

Art Rethought
Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 331
ISBN: 9780198747758
Language: en
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Human beings engage works of the arts in many different ways: they sing songs while working, they kiss icons, they create and dedicate memorials. Yet almost all philosophers of art of the modern period have ignored this variety and focused entirely on just one mode of engagement, namely, disinterested attention. Nicholas Wolterstorff asks why this might be, and proposes that almost all philosophers have accepted the grand narrative concerning art in themodern world. It is generally agreed that in the early modern period, members of the middle class in Western Europe increasingly engaged works of the arts as objects of disinterested attention. The grandnarrative claims that this change represented the arts coming into their own, and that works of art, so engaged, are socially other and transcendent. Wolterstorff rejects this claim, and offers an alternative framework for thinking about the arts. Central to his alternative framework are the idea of the arts as social practices and the idea of works of the arts as having different meaning in different practices.

Look

Look
Author: Anne D'Alleva
Release: 2003
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 168
ISBN: UOM:39015056881777
Language: en
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Written in a casual, personable, and unassuming style, this handbook introduces readers to the basic methods of art history and the visual and contextual analysis of works of art, and teaches them how to use these types of analysis in writing about art. Features a balanced selection of examples drawn from the arts of Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Americas. Provides a comprehensive bibliography of art history periodicals, general guides and reference works, websites, history of art history, as well as writings by period and theme. Art History as a Discipline. The Fundamentals of Interpretation: Formal and Contextual Analysis. Writing Art History Papers. Navigating Art History Examinations.

Critical Terms for Art History Second Edition

Critical Terms for Art History  Second Edition
Author: Robert S. Nelson,Richard Shiff
Release: 2010-03-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 540
ISBN: 0226571696
Language: en
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"Art" has always been contested terrain, whether the object in question is a medieval tapestry or Duchamp's Fountain. But questions about the categories of "art" and "art history" acquired increased urgency during the 1970s, when new developments in critical theory and other intellectual projects dramatically transformed the discipline. The first edition of Critical Terms for Art History both mapped and contributed to those transformations, offering a spirited reassessment of the field's methods and terminology. Art history as a field has kept pace with debates over globalization and other social and political issues in recent years, making a second edition of this book not just timely, but crucial. Like its predecessor, this new edition consists of essays that cover a wide variety of "loaded" terms in the history of art, from sign to meaning, ritual to commodity. Each essay explains and comments on a single term, discussing the issues the term raises and putting the term into practice as an interpretive framework for a specific work of art. For example, Richard Shiff discusses "Originality" in Vija Celmins's To Fix the Image in Memory, a work made of eleven pairs of stones, each consisting of one "original" stone and one painted bronze replica. In addition to the twenty-two original essays, this edition includes nine new ones—performance, style, memory/monument, body, beauty, ugliness, identity, visual culture/visual studies, and social history of art—as well as new introductory material. All help expand the book's scope while retaining its central goal of stimulating discussion of theoretical issues in art history and making that discussion accessible to both beginning students and senior scholars. Contributors: Mark Antliff, Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, Stephen Bann, Homi K. Bhabha, Suzanne Preston Blier, Michael Camille, David Carrier, Craig Clunas, Whitney Davis, Jas Elsner, Ivan Gaskell, Ann Gibson, Charles Harrison, James D. Herbert, Amelia Jones, Wolfgang Kemp, Joseph Leo Koerner, Patricia Leighten, Paul Mattick Jr., Richard Meyer, W. J. T. Mitchell, Robert S. Nelson, Margaret Olin, William Pietz, Alex Potts, Donald Preziosi, Lisbet Rausing, Richard Shiff, Terry Smith, Kristine Stiles, David Summers, Paul Wood, James E. Young

Methods Theories of Art History Third Edition

Methods   Theories of Art History Third Edition
Author: Anne D'Alleva,Michael Cothren
Release: 2021-08-05
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781529423204
Language: en
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This book is an accessible introduction to the critical theories used in analysing art. It covers a broad range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives. This edition has been updated to reflect recent scholarship in contemporary art and has been broken down into smaller sections for greater accessibility. The book begins with a revised discussion of the difference between method and theory. The following chapters apply the varying approaches to works of art, some of them new to this edition. The book ends with a new conclusion that focuses on the way the study of art is informed by theory.

Feminist Speculations and the Practice of Research Creation

Feminist Speculations and the Practice of Research Creation
Author: Sarah E. Truman
Release: 2021-09-06
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781000440355
Language: en
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Feminist Speculations and the Practice of Research-Creation provides a unique introduction to research-creation as a methodology, and a series of exemplifications of research-creation projects in practice with a range of participants including secondary school students, artists, and academics. In conversation with leading scholars in the field, the book outlines research-creation as transdisciplinary praxis embedded in queer-feminist anti-racist politics. It provides a methodological overview of how the author approaches research-creation projects at the intersection of literary arts, textuality, artistic practice, and pedagogies of writing, drawing on concepts related to the feminist materialisms, including speculative thought, affect theories, queer theory, and process philosophy. Further, it troubles representationalism in qualitative research in the arts. The book demonstrates how research-creation operates through the making of or curating of art or cultural productions as an integral part of the research process. The exemplification chapters engage with the author’s research-creation events with diverse participants all focused on text-based artistic projects including narratives, inter-textual marginalia art, postcards, songs, and computer-generated scripts. The book is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers who mobilize the literary arts, theory, and research in transdisciplinary settings.

A History of Art History

A History of Art History
Author: Christopher S. Wood
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9780691204765
Language: en
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An authoritative history of art history from its medieval origins to its modern predicaments In this authoritative book, the first of its kind in English, Christopher S. Wood tracks the evolution of the historical study of art from the late middle ages through the rise of the modern scholarly discipline of art history. Synthesizing and assessing a vast array of writings, episodes, and personalities, this original and accessible account of the development of art-historical thinking will appeal to readers both inside and outside the discipline. Combining erudition with clarity, this book makes a landmark contribution to the understanding of art history.