Discipline of Art History: Guide to Understanding its Reliability and Importance in Modern World.

Discipline of Art History: Guide to Understanding its Reliability and Importance in Modern World.

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This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues in the field of art history, using a wide range of well-known examples. This extended essay attempts to be for several hundred yearsa€™ worth of books in a field: an indicator of problems with the old attempts and hopes for the new ones. It is a defense of art history for those outside the field who question its reliability or even its importance; it is a critique of art history for those in the field who may have been preoccupied with looking at trees but who might be interested in trying to see the forest. This wise and thoughtful book would make an excellent text for a methodology course and should be read by all who are interested in the field. This book brings profound issues into new and vivid focus. The author convinces readers that room still exists for passion and generosity in dealing with the universe of wonders that is the world of art. Throughout the text, the visual arts are treated as part of a larger world, in which geography, politics, religion, economics, philosophy, social life, and the other fine arts are related components of a vibrant and cultural landscape. The development of art history using artifacts such as the altarpiece, the portrait, or pornography to explore social and cultural issues such as consumption, taste, religion, and politics is discussed. And the book also explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originated in western art production and can obscure other approaches. Tags: art history, art, fine art, arts, contemporary art, abstract art, types of art, art museum, art prints.This wise and thoughtful book would make an excellent text for a methodology course and should be read by all who are interested in the field. This book brings profound issues into new and vivid focus.


Title:Discipline of Art History: Guide to Understanding its Reliability and Importance in Modern World.
Author: Petrina Rodriguez
Publisher:Meteor Content Providers - 2015-06-23
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