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The Art of Art History : A Critical Anthology

The Art of Art History : A Critical Anthology

A Critical Anthology

  • Author: Donald Preziosi
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
  • ISBN: 019155202X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 608
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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 anthology is a guide to understanding art history through a critical reading of the field's key texts over the past two centuries. Each section focuses on a major issue: aesthetics, style, history as an art, iconography and semiology, modernity and post-modernity, gender, deconstruction, and museology. More than thirty readings from writers as diverse as Winckelmann, Kant, Gombrich, Warburg, Panofksy, Nanette Salomon, and Mary Kelly are brought together, and Donald Preziosi's introductions to each topic provide background information and to elucidation of the critical issues at stake. His own concluding essay is an important and original contribution to scholarship in the field. `vivid and inspiring prose ... a flamboyant book that offers anything but a celebratory reading of art history ... Preziosi frames his selection of texts, and threads through them with an array of different strategic voices' Professor Johanne Lamoureux, University of Montreal - ;What is art history? Why, how and where did it originate, and how have its aims and methods changed over time? The history of art has been written and rewritten since classical antiquity. Since the foundation of the modern discipline of art history in Germany in the late eighteenth century, debates about art and its histories have intensified. Historians, philosophers, psychologists and anthropologists among others have changed our notions of what art history has been, is, and might be. This anthology is a guide to understanding art history through a critical reading of the field's most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries. Each section focuses on a key issue: aesthetics, style, history as an art, iconography and semiology, gender, modernity and postmodernity, deconstruction and museology. More than thirty readings from writers as diverse as Winckelmann, Kant, Gombrich, Warburg, Panofsky, Heidegger, Lisa Tickner, Meyer Schapiro, Jacques Derrida, Mary Kelly, Michel Foucault, Rosalind Krauss, Louis Marin, Margaret Iversen and Nestor Canclini are brought together, and Donald Preziosi's introductions to each topic provide background information, bibliographies, and critical elucidations of the issues at stake. His own concluding essay is an important and original contribution to scholarship in the field. From the pre-publication reviews: 'Until now, anthologies about the history of art have tended to be worthy yet inert, plotting a linear evolution from the great precursors (Vasari, Winckelmann) to the founding fathers of the modern discipline (W--ouml--;lfflin, Riegl, Panofsky) to the achievements and refinements of today's scholarship. The texts that Donald Preziosi has brought together provide something far more challenging: the juxtapositions and alignments between individual essays point the reader towards unresolved problems, ongoing debates, and paths not takenor not taken yet. In place of the consoling tale of intellectual progress, the collection defamiliarizes the whole field, and opens up a space for radical reflection on its basic procedures and assumptions. Definitely the best introduction to art history currently available.' Professor Norman Bryson, Harvard University 'Donald Preziosi has prepared an anthologyfrom the Greek, a collection of flowersof art history. His bouquet contains representatives from the discipline's two-hundred year history, arranged in standard and innovative methodological categories. Within each, the readings selected provide stimulating congruencies and contradictions that will inspire productive debate and contemplation. But what makes this anthology more than an arresting assemblage is the author's critical stance toward what he has wrought. His introduction and concluding chapter write around and under the subjects presented, emphasizing the 'art' of art history, its kinship with modernity's post-Enlightenment project, and its collaboration with the rise of nationalism. Thus the discipline's past is probed and questioned and made relevant for its present and future. The whole thereby addresses, without healing or concealing, the disciplinary ruptures of modernism. The book might also have explored further nature of art history's history within the emergent discourse of post-colonialism and the globalization of culture Yet the many new perspectives it does offer help to re-present the discipline for its readers, students, teachers, and curators, for other areas of humanistic inquiry, which are being subject to similar critiques, and for artists and the larger art community, for whom history, narrative, and an accounting of art's past have once again become vital issues' Professor Robert S. Nelson, Professor of Art History and Chair, Committee for the History of Culture, University of Chicago 'Rather than focusing on its Vasarian moment or on the later academic institutionalization of art history in the 19th and 20th centuries, Donald Preziosi, in The Art of Art History, constructs a reading of this hegemonic and reductive practice of making 'the visible legible' as one that is inextricably tied to the museographic paradigm of late 18th and early 19th centuries. This shift, he sees as equivalent in importance to the brought by the 'invention' of perspective. But the author goes further than to underline the implication of art history with the premises of modernity, he makes a strong case, in a vivid and inspiring prose, for a tighter equation between art history and modernity: an equation grounded in his insightful considerations (and meteoric formulations) of the epistemological setting, rhetorical operations political (colonialist) aims and schizophrenic yet all-invasive aestheticization of knowledge that, in the last two centuries, have fashioned what we will no longer dare to call the discipline of art history. The result is a flamboyant book that offers anything but a celebratory reading of art history. It does not constitute an articulation of canonical texts or an up-to-date menu of art historical currents, methods, or trends. Yet it manages to avoid none of these dimensions. Art history is not envisages as the learned discourse of modernity on a specific class of objects nor is it reduced to a genealogy of outstanding artist-subjects and their volatile constellations of contemporary subjects-readers. It becomes a practice wherein objects and subjects relate and relations often crystallize, under the unrecognized aegis of the fetish, this Other of art, since Preziosi concisely defines art as 'the anti-fetish fetish'. Far from the fantastic neutrality that is traditionally found in the format of such an historiographic endeavour, Preziosi frames his selection of text and threads through them with an array of different strategic voices, superimposed (to stress a spatial figure he is keen to discern) in order to elaborate a strong polemic position that situates art history as an enduring and well disguised fictional genre. In the process, the author courageously takes on the paradox that is at the core of his project: to introduce students to the coming out o art history... as art, one that is not necessarily meant to be our coming out of it but that certainly well establishes our motives to continue to shake its grounds and its multi-storied apparatus.' Professor Johanne Lamoureux, University of Montreal. -

Rethinking Professionalism

Rethinking Professionalism

Women and Art in Canada, 1850-1970

  • Author: Kristina Huneault,Janice Anderson
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773539662
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 443
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The first collection of scholarly essays on women and art in Canadian history.

Building the Operatic Museum

Building the Operatic Museum

Eighteenth-century Opera in Fin-de-siècle Paris

  • Author: William James Gibbons
  • Publisher: University Rochester Press
  • ISBN: 1580464009
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 267
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Focusing on the operas of Mozart, Gluck, and Rameau, Building the Operatic Museum examines the role that eighteenth-century works played in the opera houses of Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. These works, mostly neglected during the nineteenth century, became the main exhibits in what William Gibbons calls the Operatic Museum -- a physical and conceptual space in which great masterworks from the past and present could, like works of visual art in the Louvre, entertain audiences while educating them in their own history and national identity. Drawing on the fields of musicology, museum studies, art history, and literature, Gibbons explores how this "museum" transformed Parisian musical theater into a place of cultural memory, dedicated to the display of French musical greatness. William Gibbons is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Texas Christian University.

Geschichtskultur in der zweiten Moderne

Geschichtskultur in der zweiten Moderne

  • Author: Rosmarie Beier
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783593366241
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 347
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Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes gehen davon aus, dass Geschichtskultur, wie sie in Museen und historischen Ausstellungen vermittelt wird, Vergangenheit nicht abbildet, sondern deutet und konstruiert. Sie präsentieren neue konstruktivistische Ansätze der Darstellung von Geschichte und erläutern, auf welche Weise sie für die Geschichtskultur in Museen, Ausstellungen und Medien genutzt werden können

Cultural Renewal

Cultural Renewal

Restoring the Liberal and Fine Arts

  • Author: Arthur Pontynen
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412855144
  • Category: History
  • Page: 316
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The decline of interest in the liberal and fine arts is widely lamented. At issue is why this decline happened and how we might restore qualitative standards by which to live. Arthur Pontynen argues that cultural decline is the consequence of a tragically anti-intellectual academic tradition—and its alternative is the cosmopolitan pursuit of wisdom and beauty. Pontynen writes that the liberal and fine arts are justified by their attempt to understand the material realization of wisdom, of that which is true and good in reality and life. The current decline marks a denial that such qualitative aspirations are realistic. Instead of understanding art as the intellectual pursuit of ontological perfection, perfection is subjectified as willful preference or experience. Consequently, the liberal and fine arts have been displaced by a naturalistic social science and a relational existentialism. This reduction denies qualitive thoughts, words, and deeds. Pontynen establishes that the arts are not obsolete, merely subjectivist, or limited to a brutal (de)constructivism. He argues for a renewed idealism that is neither reductionist, trivializing, or brutalized. Pontynen offers an alternative, global narrative that is both realistic and idealistic; one that permits us to distinguish between the trivial, the brutal, and the profound.

Avant-garde Performance

Avant-garde Performance

  • Author: Günter Berghaus
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137214856
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 352
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How did the concept of the avant-garde come into existence? How did it impact on the performing arts? How did the avant-garde challenge the artistic establishment and avoid the pull of commercial theatre, gallery and concert-hall circuits? How did performance artists respond to new technological developments? Placing key figures and performances in their historical, social and aesthetic context, Günter Berghaus offers an accessible introduction to post-war avant-garde performance. Written in a clear, engaging style, and supported by text boxes and illustrations throughout, this volume explains the complex ideas behind avant-garde art and evocatively brings to life the work of some of its most influential performance artists. Covering hot topics such as multi-media and body art performances, this text is essential reading for students of theatre studies and performance.

Mranʻ mā samuiṅʻʺ sutesana cā coṅʻ

Mranʻ mā samuiṅʻʺ sutesana cā coṅʻ

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Burma
  • Page: N.A
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Law and Religion

Law and Religion

A Critical Anthology

  • Author: Stephen M. Feldman
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814726785
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 483
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Following landmark trade agreements between Japan and the United States in the 1850s, Tokyo began importing a unique American commodity: Western social activism. As Japan sought to secure its future as a commercial power and American women pursued avenues of political expression, Protestant church-women and, later, members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) traveled to the Asian coast to promote Christian teachings and women's social activism. Rumi Yasutake reveals in Transnational Women's Activism that the resulting American, Japanese, and first generation Japanese-American women's movements came to affect more than alcohol or even religion. While the WCTU employed the language of evangelism and Victorian family values, its members were tactfully expedient in accommodating their traditional causes to suffrage and other feminist goals, in addition to the various political currents flowing through Japan and the United States at the turn of the nineteenth century. Exploring such issues as gender struggles in the American Protestant church and bourgeois Japanese women's attitudes towards the "pleasure class" of geishas and prostitutes, Yasutake illuminates the motivations and experiences of American missionaries, U.S. WCTU workers, and their Japanese protégés. The diverse machinations of WCTU activism offer a compelling lesson in the complexities of cultural imperialism.

Boli: Johann Levy Collection

Boli: Johann Levy Collection

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Papier & Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 175
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In Mali and in neighboring countries, a boli is a manufactured object that is the source of extraordinary powers and which is worshiped.

Geschichte des internationalen Films

Geschichte des internationalen Films

  • Author: Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783476021649
  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Page: 794
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Art/porn

Art/porn

a history of seeing and touching

  • Author: Kelly Dennis
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781847880673
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 247
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Do we really know pornography when we see it? Pornography is condemned for being "too close" while erotica is defended as "leaving room for the imagination." And the art of the nude is treated as something much more special, located even further away from the potential of arousal. Art/Porn argues that these distinctions are based on an age-old antithesis between sight and touch, an antithesis created and maintained for centuries by art criticism. Art has always elicited a struggle between the senses, between something to be viewed and something to be touched, between visual and visceral pleasure. Images compel the senses in ways that are both taboo and intrinsic to art. Contemporary responses to images of the nude embody this longstanding tension. Our fears about the materiality of art when in close proximity to our own bodies exist in tandem with a regulation of sensory response which dates back to Antiquity. Art/Porn reveals how--from fondling statues in Antiquity to point-and-click Internet pornography--the worlds of art and pornography are much closer than we think.

The Arts of performance in Elizabethan and early Stuart drama

The Arts of performance in Elizabethan and early Stuart drama

essays for G.K. Hunter

  • Author: Murray Biggs
  • Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 227
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Shakespeare - Freiheit, Schönheit und die Grenzen des Hasses

Shakespeare - Freiheit, Schönheit und die Grenzen des Hasses

Frankfurter Adorno-Vorlesungen 2006

  • Author: Stephen Greenblatt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518584873
  • Category:
  • Page: 122
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Available Means

Available Means

An Anthology Of Women'S Rhetoric(s)

  • Author: Joy Ritchie,Kate Ronald
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 0822979756
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 560
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“I say that even later someone will remember us.”—Sappho, Fragment 147, sixth century, BC Sappho’s prediction came true; fragments of work by the earliest woman writer in Western literate history have in fact survived into the twenty-first century. But not without peril. Sappho’s writing remains only in fragments, partly due to the passage of time, but mostly as a result of systematic efforts to silence women’s voices. Sappho’s hopeful boast captures the mission of this anthology: to gather together women engaged in the art of persuasion—across differences of race, class, sexual orientation, historical and physical locations—in order to remember that the rhetorical tradition indeed includes them. Available Means offers seventy women rhetoricians—from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century—a room of their own for the first time. Editors Joy Ritchie and Kate Ronald do so in the feminist tradition of recovering a previously unarticulated canon of women’s rhetoric. Women whose voices are central to such scholarship are included here, such as Aspasia (a contemporary of Plato’s), Margery Kempe, Margaret Fuller, and Ida B. Wells. Added are influential works on what it means to write as a woman—by Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich, Nancy Mairs, Alice Walker, and Hélène Cixous. Public “manifestos” on the rights of women by Hortensia, Mary Astell, Maria Stewart, Sarah and Angelina Grimké, Anna Julia Cooper, Margaret Sanger, and Audre Lorde also join the discourse. But Available Means searches for rhetorical tradition in less obvious places, too. Letters, journals, speeches, newspaper columns, diaries, meditations, and a fable (Rachel Carson’s introduction to Silent Spring) also find places in this room. Such unconventional documents challenge traditional notions of invention, arrangement, style, and delivery, and blur the boundaries between public and private discourse. Included, too, are writers whose voices have not been heard in any tradition. Ritchie and Ronald seek to “unsettle” as they expand the women’s rhetorical canon. Arranged chronologically, Available Means is designed as a classroom text that will allow students to hear women speaking to each other across centuries, and to see how women have added new places from which arguments can be made. Each selection is accompanied by an extensive headnote, which sets the reading in context. The breadth of material will allow students to ask such questions as “How might we define women’s rhetoric? How have women used and subverted traditional rhetoric?” A topical index at the end of the book provides teachers a guide through the rhetorical riches. Available Means will be an invaluable text for rhetoric courses of all levels, as well as for women’s studies courses.

Cultivating Decadence

Cultivating Decadence

Gender and the Art Collection in A Rebours

  • Author: Colin George Dusek
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 120
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Gipfel des Unwahrscheinlichen

Gipfel des Unwahrscheinlichen

Wunder der Evolution

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783499624520
  • Category:
  • Page: 366
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Wie bereits in früheren Büchern (BA 12/87, 12/94, 12/96) befaßt sich der Autor mit Themen der Evolution auf der Grundlage der von Darwin entwickelten Erkenntnisse. Dawkins veranschaulicht die weitgehend rätselhafte Dynamik der Entwicklung des Lebens im Wechselspiel von Mutation und Selektion, von egoistischem Eigeninteresse und altruistischer Selbstbeschränkung der Organismen, - eine Dynamik, die sich häufig rationalistischer Logik entzieht, weil die großen Zeitdimensionen menschliches Vorstellungsvermögen übersteigt. An Hand detaillierter Fakten belegt er, daß äußerst komplexe und raffinierte Evolutionsleistungen nicht das Ergebnis kalkulierter Planung und Berechnung sind, sondern daß sie wahrscheinlich ohne gestaltete Absicht zu stande kommen. Das Buch hat nicht mehr die aktuelle Brisanz seines weithin bekannten und aufsehenerregenden Titels "Das egoistische Gen" (BA 12/94), es überzeugt aber wieder auf Grund seiner biologisch fundierten, schlüssigen Argumentationsweise und seiner methaphernreichen, stilistisch effektvollen Darstellung. - Für viele Bibliotheken. (2)

Genus

Genus

Geschlechterforschung/gender studies in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften : ein Handbuch

  • Author: Hadumod Bussmann,Renate Hof
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Feminist theory
  • Page: 616
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Die Flüsterer: Leben in Stalins Russland

Die Flüsterer: Leben in Stalins Russland

  • Author: Orlando Figes
  • Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
  • ISBN: 3827070279
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1040
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Viele Darstellungen behandeln die sichtbaren Aspekte der stalinistischen Diktatur: die Verhaftungen und Prozesse, die Versklavung und das Morden in den Gulags. Kein Buch hat jedoch bislang die Auswirkungen des Regimes auf das Privat- und Familienleben der Menschen untersucht, den ?Stalinismus, der uns alle ergriff", wie es ein russischer Historiker einmal formuliert hat. Auf der Basis von Hunderten Interviews mit Zeitzeugen und zahllosen bislang unbekannten Dokumenten liefert nun Orlando Figes in Die Flüsterer erstmals einen unmittelbaren Einblick in die Innenwelt gewöhnlicher Sowjetbürger und zeigt an zahlreichen eindringlichen Beispielen, wie Einzelne oder Familien in einem von Misstrauen, Angst, Kompromissen und Verrat beherrschten Alltag um ihr Überleben kämpften. Für die Zeit der Revolution von 1917 bis zu Stalins Tod und darüber hinaus rekonstruiert Figes das moralische Gespinst, in dem sich die allermeisten Russen gefangen sahen: Eine einzige falsche Bewegung konnte eine Familie zerstören oder am Ende womöglich deren Rettung bedeuten. Keiner konnte sich sicher fühlen, nicht einmal die überzeugtesten Anhänger des Regimes. Wahrheit und Wahn, Schuld und Unschuld waren in diesem Unterdrückungssystem immer wieder auf fatal miteinander verquickt. Orlando Figes' neues Meisterwerk - in seiner erzählerischen Wucht und Aufrichtigkeit vergleichbar mit Grossmans Jahrhundertroman Leben und Schicksal - ist das breit angelegte Porträt einer Gesellschaft, in der jeder nur noch flüstert - entweder um sich und andere zu schützen oder um zu verraten. Ein ebenso schonungsloser wie ergreifender Bericht davon, wie schwach - und wie unvorstellbar stark - Menschen in einer von Paranoia geprägten totalitären Gesellschaft werden können.

Contemporary Women Artists

Contemporary Women Artists

  • Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom,Kevin Hillstrom
  • Publisher: St James Press
  • ISBN: 9781558623729
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 760
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This volume provides thorough biographical, bibliographical and critical information on 350 of the world's most prominent and influential 20th century women artists, including important new artists.