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Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides an accessible introduction to the range of critical theories used in analyzing art. It... Read more
Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides an accessible introduction to the range of critical theories used in analyzing art. It covers a broad range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies, and divergent perspectives. This second edition has been updated to reflect recent scholarship in contemporary art. Clearly written, this book is ideal for the undergraduate student or anyone interested in the world of ideas.
Methods & Theories of Art History Paperback edition by Anne D'Alleva
Introduction: How to use this book Chapter 1: Thinking about theory Chapter 2: The analysis of form, symbol, and sign Chapter 3: Art's contexts Chapter 4: Psychology and perception in art Chapter 5: Taking a stance toward knowledge Chapter 6: Writing with theory Notes Acknowledgements Index Picture credits
Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides an accessible introduction to the range of critical theories used in analysing art. It covers a range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives.
Enables students to get the most from their art history course. This book introduces two basic art historical methods - formal analysis and contextual analysis - revealing how to use these methods in writing papers and in class discussion. It is particularly helpful for those considering a career in this rewarding discipline.
A comprehensive survey of the art of the Pacific Islands, including the Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, and New Guinean traditions. It examines the biases of both artists and Western viewers, telling an important history of both people and ideas through an analysis of sculpture, paintings, textiles, dance, jewelry, and architecture.
Enables students to get the most from their art history course, and empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy. This book introduces two basic art historical methods formal analysis and contextual analysis revealing how to use these methods in writing papers and in class discussion.
Taking as its starting point the classic Pacific objects found in museums worldwide - the megalithic Easter Island figures, mysterious sculptures, masks and body ornaments - this book re-presents them to the reader in their indigenous context, thereby enhancing their visual and emotional impact.
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