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book-author

Robert S. Nelson ; Richard Shiff

file-type

PDF

isbn10

0226571688

isbn13

9780226571683

language

English

publisher

University of Chicago Press

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2002035978


Book Description

The second edition of “Critical Terms for Art History” is an essential and timely resource that delves into the ever-evolving landscape of art and art history. As art has continually been a subject of debate and transformation, this edition builds upon the foundations of its predecessor, published in the 1970s, and tackles the critical questions surrounding the categories of “art” and “art history” that have gained increasing significance in recent decades.

  • Key features and highlights of this edition include:

Critical Reassessment: This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of the methods and terminology within the field of art history. It acknowledges the influence of critical theory and various intellectual developments that have shaped the discipline, making it a reflection of the contemporary art world.

Loaded Terms: The book focuses on “loaded” terms in the history of art, such as “originality,” “ritual,” and “commodity.” Each essay unpacks and discusses a single term, highlighting the complexities and nuances it brings to art interpretation. Contributors provide insights and perspectives that encourage readers to contemplate these terms deeply.

Practical Application: To illustrate the practicality of each term, the book connects theoretical discussions with specific works of art. This approach allows readers to see how these terms function as interpretive frameworks in real-world art analysis, fostering a richer understanding of art history.

Expanded Scope: In addition to the twenty-two original essays, this edition introduces nine new essays that address contemporary issues and concepts such as “performance,” “identity,” and “visual culture/visual studies.” These additions reflect the evolving landscape of art history, encompassing debates related to globalization, social and political issues, and cultural transformations.

Accessibility: The book is designed to cater to both beginners in the field of art history and seasoned scholars. It strives to make theoretical discussions accessible to all readers, enhancing the inclusivity of art discourse.

Diverse Contributors: The book benefits from a diverse group of contributors, each of whom brings unique expertise and perspectives to the discussion of critical art terms. Their insights contribute to the book's richness and depth.

In summary, “Critical Terms for Art History, Second Edition” is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the evolving landscape of art and art history. It not only offers a comprehensive reassessment of the field's terminology but also connects theory with practice through concrete examples from the world of art. As the art world continues to evolve, this book remains a crucial guide for understanding the complex and ever-changing dynamics of art interpretation and critique.

book-author

Robert S. Nelson ; Richard Shiff

file-type

PDF

isbn10

0226571688

isbn13

9780226571683

language

English

publisher

University of Chicago Press

asin

2002035978

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