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Principles of art history writing

Author: David Carrier
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the different ways in which those writing about art history represent the same artistic works. The author uses four case studies to identify and explain changing styles of restoration and the  Read more...

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Carrier, David, 1944-
Principles of art history writing.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)644017563
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Carrier
ISBN: 0271007117 9780271007113 0271009454 9780271009452
OCLC Number: 21335506
Description: xiii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preservation as interpretation. --
Piero della Francesca: modern interpretation of renaissance artworks. --
Caravaggio: the construction of an artistic personality. --
Allegory in Flemish art: comparative interpretations of Jan van Eyck and Robert Campin. --
The history of art history. --
Ekphrasis and interpretation: the creation of modern art history. --
Winckelmann and Pater: two styles of art-historical writing. --
David's Oath of the Horatii: the search for sources of an eighteenth-century masterpiece. --
Toward a revisionist art history. --
Where is the painting? The place of the spectator in art history writing. --
When is the painting? The temporal place of the spectator in art history writing. --
Manet: modernist art, postmodernist artwriting. --
Matisse: the end of classical art history and the fictions of early modernism.
Responsibility: David Carrier.

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"Art history has only lately come to the recognition that it is part of its own subject, and that there is an art history of art history to be written, and a theory of art history to be formulated. Read more...

 
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