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A companion to art theory

Author: Paul Smith; Carolyn Wilde
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2002.
Series: Blackwell companions in cultural studies, 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A survey of art theory in the context of Western visual art. It is organized chronologically so that readers can trace developments of visual art theory, from Classical and Medieval sources and modern conceptions of art, through to some contemporary theoretical preoccupations.
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Companion to art theory.
Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2002
(OCoLC)49552239
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Smith; Carolyn Wilde
ISBN: 058547091X 9780585470917 0631207627 9780631207627 9780470998434 0470998431 9780470998427 0470998423 9781405165457 1405165456
OCLC Number: 53222179
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 529 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part. 1. Tradition and the academy. Introduction: Alberti and the formation of modern art theory / Carolyn Wilde --
Classical concept of minesis / Göran Sörbom ; Medieval art theory / Hugh Bredin ; Neoplatonist aesthetics / Suzanne Stern-Gillet ; Renaissance art theories / Francois Quiviger ; Touch, tactility, and the reception of sculpture in early modern Italy / Geraldine A. Johnson ; Spiritual exercises of Leonardo da Vinci / Robert Williams ; Academic theory,1550-1800 / Paul Duro ; Rhetorical categories in the academy / Caroline van Eck ; Picturesque and its development / Andrew Ballantyne --
pt. 2. Around modernism. Aesthetics of Kant and Hegel / Jason Gaiger ; E.H. Gombrich and the tradition of Hegel / David Summers ; German romanticism and French aesthetic theory / Wendy S. Mercer ; Expression : natural, personal, pictorial / Richard Shiff ; Reading artists' words / Richard Hobbs ; Nietzsche and the artist / Michael White ; Wittgenstein, description, and Adrian Stokes (on Cézanne) / Paul Smith ; Modernism and the idea of the avant-garde / Paul Wood ; On the intention of modern(ist) art / Fred Orton ; Anti-art and the concept of art / Paul N. Humble ; Marcel Duchamp's readymades and anti-aesthetic reflex / David Hopkins --
pt. 3. Critical theory and postmodernism. Marxism and critical art history / David Craven ; Walter Benjamin and art theory / Howard Caygill ; Bakhtin and the visual arts / Deborah J. Haynes ; Peirce's visuality and the semiotics of art / Michael Leja ; Conceptual art / Charles Harrison ; Barthes on art / Margaret Iversen ; Foucault and art / Roy Boyne ; Derrida and the Parergon / Robin Marriner ; What consciousness forgets : Lyotard's concept of the sublime / Renée van de Vall ; Deleuze on Francis Bacon / Ian Heywood ; Feminisms and art theory / Marsha Meskimmon ; Psycho-phallus (qu'est-ce que c'est?) / Mignon Nixon --
pt. 4. Interpretation and the institution of art. Rules of representation / John Willats ; Gombrich and psychology / Richard Woodfield ; Hermeneutics and art theory / Nicholas Davey ; Reciprocity and reception theory / Michael Ann Holly ; Paradox of creative interpretation in art / Carl Hausman ; Interdisciplinarity and visual culture / Charlotte Klonk ; Against curatorial imperialism : Merleau-Ponty and the historicity of art / Paul Crowther ; Institutional theory of art : theory and antitheory / Garry L. Hagberg.
Series Title: Blackwell companions in cultural studies, 5.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Smith and Carolyn Wilde.

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* Provides a critical overview of Western visual art theory from a wide range of perspectives. * Helps students to pursue questions about the nature and ambitions of theory in the context of art. *  Read more...

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