Vermeer™s Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory and Art Museums - ESSAYS IN ART AND CULTURE (Paperback)Ivan Gaskell (author)
Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 01/09/2000
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"Vermeer's Wager" stands at the intersection of art history and critic ism, philosophy and museology. Using a familiar and celebrated painting by Johannes Vermeer as a case study, Ivan Gaskell explores what it might mean to know and use a work of art. He argues that art history as generally practiced, while successfully asserting certain claims to knowledge, fails to take into account aspects of the unique character of works of art. Our relationship to works of art is mediated, not only through reproduction but also through displays in museums.
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm
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