In the popular imagination, art history remains steeped in outmoded notions of tradition, material value and elitism. How can we awaken, define and orientate an ecological sensibility within the history of art? Building on the latest work in the discipline, this book provides the blueprint for an 'ecocritical art history', one that is prepared to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene, climate change and global warming. Without ignoring its own histories, the book looks beyond - at politics, posthumanism, new materialism, feminism, queer theory and critical animal studies - invigorating the art-historical practices of the future.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 216
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
'The book is an important contribution to art history and visual culture. It provides a much-needed map for an "ecocritical art history", making accessible writing in not only art history but the environmental humanities overall.'
Professor Lisa Bloom, Scholar in Residence, Beatrice Bains Center, University of California, Berkeley -- .