Book , Print in English

Writing art history : disciplinary departures

Margaret Iversen and Stephen Melville.
  • Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2010.
  • x, 243 pages : illustrations; 24 cm.
Subjects
Genre
  • History.
Summary
  • 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.
Contents
  • What's the matter with methodology?
  • Historical distance (bridging and spanning)
  • On the limits of interpretation : Dürer'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.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-234) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780226388250 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780226388267 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0226388255 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0226388263 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2010004262
  • OCLC: 511622233
  • OCLC: 511622233