Art History: A Very Short Introduction by Dana ArnoldArt History: A Very Short Introduction by Dana Arnold

Art History: A Very Short Introduction

byDana Arnold

Paperback | February 23, 2004

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This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well-known examples. It discusses the challenge of using verbal and written language to analyse a visual form. Dana Arnold also examines the many different ways of writing about art, and thechanging boundaries of the subject of art history. Topics covered include the canon of Art History, the role of the gallery, 'blockbuster' exhibitions, the emergence of social histories of art (Feminist Art History or Queer Art History, for example), the impact of photography, and the development ofArt History using artefacts such as the altarpiece, the portrait, or pornography, to explore social and cultural issues such as consumption, taste, religion, and politics. Importantly, this book explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originates in western art production and can obscure other critical approaches, as well as art from non western cultures.
Dana Arnold is Professor of Architectural History, University of Southampton and Director of the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism. Her recent publications include Re-presenting the Metropolis: Architecture, urban experience and social life in London (2000); The Georgian Country House: Architecture, landscape and Society...
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Title:Art History: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.37 inPublished:February 23, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192801813

ISBN - 13:9780192801814

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Table of Contents

1. What is Art History?2. Writing Art History3. Presenting Art History4. Thinking about Art History5. Reading PicturesTimelineGlossaryFurther Reading