The Shaping of Art History: Meditations on a Discipline (Hardback)Patricia A. Emison (author)
Hardback Published: 25/02/2008
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In this provocative book, Patricia Emison invites the reader to consider and reconsider how past thinkers - from Pliny and Alberti to Freud and Fried - have conceptualized the history of Western art.What a book review attempts to be for a book, this extended essay attempts to be for several hundred years' worth of books in a field: an indicator of problems with the old attempts and hopes for the new ones. It is a defense of art history for those outside the field who question its reliability or even its importance; it is a critique of art history for those in the field who may have been preoccupied with looking at trees but who might be interested in trying to see the forest.
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
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