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The Art of Art History

The Art of Art History

A Critical Anthology

  • Author: Donald Preziosi
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780191552021
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 608
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What is art history? Why, how, and where did it originate, and how have its 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 critical reading of the field’s most innovative and influential texts, focusing on the past two centuries. Each section focuses on a key issue: art as history; aesthetics; form, content, and style; anthropology; meaning and interpretation; authorship and identity; and the phenomenon of globalization. More than thirty readings from writers as diverse as Winckelmann, Kant, Mary Kelly, and Michel Foucault are brought together, with editorial introductions to each topic providing background information, bibliographies, and critical elucidations of the issues at stake. This updated and expanded edition contains sixteen newly included extracts from key thinkers in the history of art, from Giorgio Vasari to Walter Benjamin and Satya Mohanty; a new section on globalization; and also a new concluding essay from Donald Preziosi on the tasks of the art historian today.

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.

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.

Ingres and the Studio

Ingres and the Studio

Women, Painting, History

  • Author: Sarah E. Betzer,Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780271048758
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 308
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"An exploration of the portrait art of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, focusing on his studio practice and his training of students"--Provided by publisher.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

Die Nabis und das moderne Paris

Die Nabis und das moderne Paris

Bonnard, Vuillard, Valloton und Toulouse-Lautrec : aus der Sammlung Arthur und Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler und aus Schweizer Museums- und Privatbesitz

  • Author: Ursula Perucchi-Petri
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nabis (Group of artists)
  • Page: 128
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Perpetual mirage

Perpetual mirage

photographic narratives of the desert West

  • Author: May Castleberry,John Chávez,Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Publisher: Whitney Museum of Art
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
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The catalogue for an unprecedented exhibition opening in June 1996 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Perpetual Mirage is the first fully illustrated history of the desert West and the first full-scale study of one of the most distinctive American publishing traditions - the photographic book. Since the mid-19th century, photographs of the American Southwest - its towering mountains, majestic canyons, and unusual wildlife - have been presented to the public primarily in books. These photographic books enabled the images to speak directly to the viewer. In the hands of the early photographic pioneers, the photograph functioned as a tool of scientific exploration, promoted commercial (and political) development of the West, and educated and thrilled people who would never visit the exotic and remote sites captured by the camera. In later years, the masterful photographs of artists such as Ansel Adams contributed to the definition of photography as an independent artistic medium. Even more important, these landscape photographers helped raise public consciousness about the region's fragility and its essential role in a vital, interlocking ecosystem. The photographic legacy of the American Southwest includes the magnificent survey albums of the mid-19th century, through which most Americans first saw the region's exotic plants, ancient cliff dwellings, and natural wonders; turn-of-the-century ethnographic reports, most notably, The North American Indian project of Edward S. Curtis; illustrated travel guides such as those by Edward Weston; books by Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, which marshaled the environmental movement; and the photo-text documents of Dorothea Lange.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

  • Author: Dinah Birch
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191030848
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1184
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

British Books in Print

British Books in Print

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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William Wordsworth und die Französische Revolution

William Wordsworth und die Französische Revolution

  • Author: Christoph Bode
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: France
  • Page: 97
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Cylinder seal glyptic in predynastic Egypt and neighboring regions

Cylinder seal glyptic in predynastic Egypt and neighboring regions

  • Author: Jane A. Hill
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 131
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Excavations of Predynastic and early Dynastic cemeteries in Abydos revealed examples of cylinder seal impressions which depicted geometric symbols, rows of animals and single figures or objects, such as boats or birds. This detailed study focuses on finds from each tomb complex in turn before Hill places these objects in their cultural context, assessing the significance of seals as magical objects, as works of art and as administrative tools. The volume goes on to consider comparative examples from Nubia and parallels in Mesopotamia where the use of seals was far more widespread during this period. Finally, Hill considers the function of seals, what they were sealing and what this reveals about foreign trade.