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Author Iversen, Margaret
Title Writing art history : disciplinary departures / Margaret Iversen and Stephen Melville
Imprint Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, c2010
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 Ethnology Library  N7480 .I84 2010    AVAILABLE    30520020762119
Descript x, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-234) and index
Since art history is having a major identity crisis as it struggles to adapt to contemporary global and mass media culture, this book intervenes in the struggle by laying bare the troublesome assumptions and presumptions at the field's foundations in a series of essays
What's the matter with methodology? -- Historical distance (bridging and spanning) -- On the limits of interpretation: Du⁺rer's Melencolia I -- What the formalist knows -- The spectator: Riegl, Steinberg, and Morris -- The gaze in perspective: Merleau-Ponty, Lacan, Damisch -- Seeing and reading: Lyotard, Barthes, Schapiro -- Plasticity: the Hegelian writing of art -- Curriculum
Subject Art -- Historiography
Art -- History -- Philosophy
Alt Author Melville, Stephen W
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