Art History: The Basics by Diana NewallArt History: The Basics by Diana Newall

Art History: The Basics

byDiana NewallEditorDiana Newall

Paperback | December 13, 2007

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Art History: The Basicsis a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university.

It will give you answers to questions like:

  • What is art and art history?
  • What are the main methodologies used to understand art?
  • How have ideas about form, sex and gender shaped representation?
  • What connects art with psychoanalysis, semiotics and Marxism?
  • How are globalization and postmodernism changing art and art history?

Each chapter introduces key ideas, issues and debates in art history, including information on relevant websites and image archives. Fully illustrated with an international range of artistic examples,Art History: The Basicsalso includes helpful subject summaries, further ideas for reading in each chapter, and a useful glossary for easy reference.

About The Author

Grant Pookelectures in the History & Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent. He is co-author ofTeach Yourself Art History(2003) and the author ofFrancis Klingender 1907¿1955: An Iconographer Out of Time(2007).Diana Newallcompleted her doctoral studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Previously an authoring consultant for the Op...
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Title:Art History: The BasicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.75 inPublished:December 13, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415373085

ISBN - 13:9780415373081

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Table of Contents

Art and Art Histories.  Formalism and Art.  An Introduction to Art and Social Meaning.  Marxism, Art and Aesthetics.  Art and Gender.  Art, Sex and Psychobiography.  Semiotics, Signs and Simulacra.  Art Histories and Postmodernisms

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'Invaluable to the emerging art historian... refreshing and realistic... For those thinking of studying art history in the West today, this guide will serve as an invaluable signpost.'  - The Art Book