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Belting, Hans

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Most widely held works by Hans Belting
Likeness and presence : a history of the image before the era of art by Hans Belting( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the Renaissance and Reformation, holy images - the only independent images then in existence - were treated not as "art" but as objects of veneration. The faithful believed that these images, through their likeness to the person represented, became a tangible presence of the Holy and were able to work miracles, deliver oracles, and bring victory on the battlefield. In this magisterial book, one of the world's leading scholars of medieval art traces the long history of the image and its changing role in European culture. Belting's study of the iconic portrait opens in late antiquity, when Christianity reversed its original ban on images, adapted the cult images of the "pagans," and began developing an iconography of its own. The heart of the work focuses on the Middle Ages, both East and West, when images of God and the saints underwent many significant changes either as icons or as statues. The final section of Likeness and Presence surveys the Reformation and Renaissance periods, when new attitudes toward images inaugurated what Belting calls the "era of art" that continues to the present day - an era during which the aesthetic quality has become the dominant aspect of the image. Belting neither "explains" images nor pretends that images explain themselves. Rather, he works from the conviction that images reveal their meaning best by their use. Likeness and Presence deals with the beliefs, superstitions, hopes, and fears that come into play as people handle and respond to sacred images. Recognizing the tensions between image and word inherent in religion, Belting includes in an appendix many important historical documents that relate to the history and use of images. Profusely illustrated, Likeness and Presence presents a compelling interpretation of the place of the image in Western history
Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of earthly delights by Hans Belting( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hans Belting avoids interpreting Hieronymus Bosch's triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, as a heretical masterpiece, a personal examination of the church's dogmas, or as an opulent illustration of the Creation. Instead, he sees the panels as a painted Utopia, reflecting the zeitgeist of the period. He links the work to the humanist theories of Thomas More and Willibald Pirckheimer and examines the question that Bosch posed: "What would the world have been like without the Fall?" In addition, the author determines the secular patron and analyses the intended purpose of the painting."--Jacket
Florence and Baghdad : Renaissance art and Arab science by Hans Belting( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lavishly illustrated study, Belting deals with the double history of perspective, as a visual theory based on geometrical abstraction (in the Middle East) and as pictorial theory (in Europe). Florence and Baghdad addresses a provocative question that reaches beyond the realm of aesthetics and mathematics: What happens when Muslims and Christians look upon each other and find their way of viewing the world transformed as a result?
The end of the history of art? by Hans Belting( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee essays over de methodologie van het vak kunstgeschiedenis
Art history after modernism by Hans Belting( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunstgeschichte : eine Einführung by Oskar Bätschmann( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in German and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour une anthropologie des images by Hans Belting( Book )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La obra analiza los diversos tipos de imágenes, desde las del culto a los muertos de la Antigüedad hasta las imágenes "virtuales" contemporáneas, pasando por la fotografía y la teoría de la sombra de Dante, para centrar su atención en la praxis de la imagen, instaurando un paradigma distinto del establecido por el estudio de las técnicas de la imagen o de su historia
An Anthropology of Images : Picture, Medium, Body by Hans Belting( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... proposes a new anthropological theory for interpreting human picture making. Rather than focus exclusively on pictures as they are embodied in various media such as painting, sculpture, or photography, he links pictures to our mental images and therefore, our bodies.: -- Book jacket
The global contemporary and the rise of new art worlds by Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The geography of the visual arts changed with the end of the Cold War. Contemporary art was no longer defined, exhibited, interpreted, and acquired according to a blueprint drawn up in New York, London, Paris, or Berlin. The art world distributed itself into art worlds. With the emergence of new art scenes in Asia and the Middle East and the explosion of biennials, the visual arts have become globalized as surely as the world economy has. This book offers a new map of contemporary art's new worlds. The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds documents the globalization of the visual arts and the rise of the contemporary over the last twenty years. Lavishly illustrated, with color throughout, it tracks developments ranging from exhibition histories and the rise of new art spaces to art's branding in such emerging markets as Hong Kong and the Gulf States. Essays treat such subjects as curating after the global turn; art and the migration of pictures; the end of the canon; and new strategies of representation."--Publisher's website
Bill Viola : the passions by Bill Viola( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his opening essay, John Walsh traces Viola's development as a video artist and the intellectual and spiritual concerns that have preoccupied him over the years. And in "The Artist in His Studio," Walsh offers a rare first-person account of the making of Emergence, a new work commissioned by the Getty for the exhibition. A transcription of a recent conversation between Bill Viola and Hans Belting reveals the roots of Viola's involvement with image making and the role that older works of art have played in his development. Peter Sellars explores the spiritual foundations and meaning of Viola's work in a remarkable essay that is as much meditation as study, while Viola himself selects some fifteen works of art, which, along with pages from his personal notebooks, represent the sources that have inspired the Passions series. Finally, Kira Perov has selected and organized frame sequences from each of the twenty Passions pieces, accompanied by the artist's descriptions. Altogether, Bill Viola: The Passions is a thorough and richly illustrated study of a new and compelling group of works by this seminal contemporary artist."--Jacket
The Germans and their art : a troublesome relationship by Hans Belting( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating book investigates what is specifically German about German art, focusing on the attitudes Germans have had toward their art from the Romantic period to the present and discussing the ways in which they have tried to find their identity as a nation through this art. Hans Belting proposes that the history of German art criticism has been coloured by division, a split caused both by opposing ideologies and by the contradiction between what the Germans have wanted their artand their nation - to be and the reality of what they were."--Jacket
Max Beckmann : tradition as a problem in modern art by Hans Belting( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bild und Kult : eine Geschichte des Bildes vor dem Zeitalter der Kunst by Hans Belting( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in German and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible masterpiece by Hans Belting( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Invisible Masterpiece is a history of the modern work of art, from its emergence c.1800 through to the 1960s. Before 1800, art-works were either imitative (portraits, landscapes) or narrative (history painting), but under the impact of Romantic modernity the physical object - a painted canvas, say, or a sculpture - was reinterpreted in a novel way. Now the work of art was visible testimony to the artist's attempt to achieve the impossible - absolute or ultimate art. The 'invisible masterpiece', then, is an unattainable ideal, an ideal that has both bewitched and bewildered artists." "The Invisible Masterpiece is an unusual reconstruction of the history of the work of art since 1800, in which Hans Belting explores and explains the dreams and fears, the triumphs and failures of modernity's painters and sculptors."--Jacket
Das Ende der Kunstgeschichte? by Hans Belting( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in German and English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Struth : museum photographs by Thomas Struth( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and German and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mosaics and frescoes of St. Mary Pammakaristos (Fethiye Camii) at Istanbul by Hans Belting( Book )

18 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image and its public in the Middle Ages : form and function of early paintings of the Passion by Hans Belting( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patronage in thirteenth-century Constantinople : an atelier of late Byzantine book illumination and calligraphy by Hugo Buchthal( Book )

16 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global art world : audiences, markets, and museums by Interplay of Art and Globalization( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Likeness and presence : a history of the image before the era of art
Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of earthly delightsFlorence and Baghdad : Renaissance art and Arab scienceThe end of the history of art?Art history after modernismAn Anthropology of Images : Picture, Medium, BodyBill Viola : the passionsThe Germans and their art : a troublesome relationshipThe invisible masterpiece
Alternative Names
Beierting, Hansi 1935-

Belʹting, Chans 1935-

Belting, H.

Belting, H. 1935- (Hans)

Belting, H. (Hans)

Belting, Hans

Belting, Hans 1935-

Berutingu, Hansu 1935-

Han si Bei er ting 1935-

Hans Belting deutscher Kunstwissenschaftler und Medientheoretiker

Hans Belting Duits antropoloog

Hans Belting German art historian

Hans Belting historiador de l'art alemany

Hans Belting historiador del arte alemán

Hans Belting historien de lart allemand

Hans Belting německý historik umění a teoretik obrazu

Hans Belting storico dell'arte tedesco

Hansi-Beierting 1935-

Бельтинг, Ханс

Бельтинг, Ханс немецкий историк искусства

Ханс Белтинг

Ханс Белтынг

ベルティング, ハンス

ベルティング, ハンス 1935-

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