The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology by Donald PreziosiThe Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology by Donald Preziosi

The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology

byDonald Preziosi

Paperback | March 24, 2009

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What is art history? Why, how, and where did it originate, and how have its methods changed over time? The history of art has been written and rewritten since classical antiquity. Since the foundation of the modern discipline of art history in Germany in the late eighteenth century, debatesabout art and its histories have intensified. Historians, philosophers, psychologists, and anthropologists among others have changed our notions of what art history has been, is, and might be. This anthology is a guide to understanding art history through critical reading of the fields most innovative and influential texts, focusing on the past two centuries. Each section focuses on a key issue: art as history; aesthetics; form, content, and style; anthropology; meaning and interpretation; authorship and identity; and the phenomenon of globalization. More than thirty readings from writers as diverse as Winckelmann, Kant, Mary Kelly, and Michel Foucaultare brought together, with editorial introductions to each topic providing background information, bibliographies, and critical elucidations of the issues at stake. This updated and expanded edition contains sixteen newly included extracts from key thinkers in the history of art, from Giorgio Vasari to Walter Benjamin and Satya Mohanty; a new section on globalization; and also a new concluding essay from Donald Preziosi on the tasks of the art historiantoday.
Author of a dozen books on art, architecture, museology, and critical and cultural theory, Donald Preziosi received his doctorate in art history from Harvard and has been a professor of art history at Yale, MIT, UCLA, and Oxford, where he was the Slade Professor of Fine Art in 2000-2001. He is a member of the History Faculty at Oxford...
Title:The Art of Art History: A Critical AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.37 × 6.57 × 0.06 inPublished:March 24, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Donald Preziosi: Introduction to the New EditionDonald Preziosi: Art History: Making the Visible Legible1. Art as HistoryIntroductionGiorgio Vasari: Preface to Part III of 'The Lives'Johann Joachim Winckelmann: Reflections on the Imitation of Greek Works in Painting and SculptureWhitney Davis: Winckelmann Divided: Mourning the Death of Art HistoryMichael Baxandall: Patterns of Intention2. AestheticsIntroductionImmanuel Kant: What is Enlightenment?G.W.F. Hegel: Philosophy of Fine ArtD. N. Rodowick: Impure Mimesis, or the Ends of the AestheticWilhelm Pietz: Fetish3. Form, Content, and StyleIntroductionHeinrich Wolfflin: Principles of Art HistoryErnst Gombrich: StyleDavid Summers: 'Form', Nineteenth-Century Metaphysics, and the Problem of Art Historical DescriptionDavid Summers: 'Style'4. Anthropology and/or Art HistoryIntroductionAlois Riegl: Leading Characteristics of the Late Roman 'Kunstwollen'Aby Warburg: Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North AmericaEdgar Wind: Warburg's Concept of 'Kunstwissenschaft' and its Meaning for AestheticsClaire Farago: Silent Moves: On Excluding the Ethnographic Subject from the Discourse of Art History5. Mechanisms of MeaningIntroductionErwin Panofsky: Iconography and Iconology: An Introduction to the Study of Renaissance ArtHubert Damisch: Semiotics and IconographyMieke Bal and Norman Bryson: Semiotics and Art History: A Discussion of Contexts and SendersStephen Bann: Meaning/Interpretation6. The Limits of InterpretationIntroductionStephen Melville: The Temptation of New PerspectivesMartin Heidegger: The Origin of the Work of ArtMeyer Schapiro: The Still Life as a Personal Object - a Note on Heidegger and van GoghJacques Derrida: Restitutions of the Truth in Pointing [Pointure]7. Authorship and IdentityIntroductionMichel Foucault: What is an Author?Craig Owens: The Discourse of Others: Feminists and PostmodernismMary Kelly: Re-Viewing Modernist CriticismJudith Butler: Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist TheoryRey Chow: Postmodern AutomatonsAmelia Jones: 'Every Man Knows How Beauty Gives Him Pleasure': Beauty Discourse and the Logic of AestheticsJennifer Doyle: Queer Wallpaper8. Globalization and its DiscontentsIntroductionTimothy Mitchell: Orientalism and the Exhibitionary OrderCarol Duncan: The Museum as RitualWalter Benjamin: The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility (Third Version)Satya Mohanty: Can Our Values be Objective? On Ethics, Aesthetics, and Progessive PoliticsMarquard Smith: Visual Culture Studies: Questions of History, Theory, and PracticeMaria Fernandez: 'Life-Like': Historicizing Process in Digital ArtDonald Preziosi: Epilogue: The Art of Art HistoryCoda: Plato's Dilemma and the Tasks of the Art Historian Today

Editorial Reviews

"Inspires productive debate and contemplation. What makes this anthology more than an arresting assemblage is the author's critical stance toward what he has wrought." --Robert S. Nelson, Yale