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Provenance : an alternate history of art

Provenance : an alternate history of art

Author: Gail Feigenbaum; Inge Jackson Reist
Publisher: Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, ©2013.
Series: Issues & debates.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This volume of essays offers new arguments regarding the significance of the social biography of art and the transformative power of ownership. It realigns the traditional art-historical paradigm that focuses on the moment of an object's origin and instead considers the longue durée of ownership. Whereas the term provenance may call to mind little more than a list of owners or the legal questions raised by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Feigenbaum; Inge Jackson Reist
ISBN: 9781606061220 1606061224
OCLC Number: 812081099
Notes: "This volume evolved from the session "Provenance: The Transformative Power," held at the 96th annual College Art Association conference in Dallas, 21 February 2008."
Description: vii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gail Feigenbaum and Inge Reist --
Part one: inscribing provenance --
Manifest provenance / Gail Feigenbaum --
Issues of provenance in the last emperor's art collecting / Zaixin Hong --
Part two: the time and place of provenance --
From place to place: provenience, provenance, and archaeology / Rosemary A. Joyce --
Provenance and value: the reception of Ancien Régime works of art under the French Revolution / Dominique Poulot --
Part three: provenance and commerce --
From Mariette to Joullain: provenance and value in Eighteenth-century French auction catalogs / Sophie Raux --
Provenance as pedigree: the marketing of British portraits in Gilded Age America / Elizabeth A. Pergam --
Part four: provenance research instrumentalized --
The failure of provenance research in Germany / Tilmann von Stockhausen --
Marketing the defamed: on the contradictory use of provenances in the Third Reich / Uwe Fleckner --
Transfigured books: notes on some marks left by owners in books of American poetry printed from 1610 to 1820 / Roger E. Stoddard --
Future circulations: on the work of Hans Haacke and Maria Eichhorn / Jeannine Tang --
Afterword: the social life of provenance / Anne Higonnet.
Series Title: Issues & debates.
Responsibility: edited by Gail Feigenbaum and Inge Reist.


A re-examination of the importance and legacy of provenance in the history of art. It goes beyond the narrow definition of the term provenance, which addresses only the bare facts of ownership and  Read more...


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