The Books That Shaped Art History : From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss

The Books That Shaped Art History : From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss

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This unparalleled collection, written by some of today's leading art historians and curators, reassesses the impact of the most important books to have shaped art history through the 20th century.

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An exemplary survey thatreassesses the impact ofthe most important booksto have shaped art historythrough the twentiethcentury
Written by some of today’s leading art historians and curators, this new collectionprovides an invaluable road map of the field by comparing and reexamining canonicalworks of art history. From Émile Mâle’s magisterial study of thirteenth-centuryFrench art, first published in 1898, to Hans Belting’s provocative Likeness andPresence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art, the book provides a concise andinsightful overview of the history of art, told through its most enduring literature.Each of the essays looks at the impact of a single major book of art history,mapping the intellectual development of the writer under review, setting out thepremises and argument of the book, considering its position within the broaderfield of art history, and analyzing its significance in the context of both its initialreception and its afterlife. An introduction by John-Paul Stonard explores howart history has been forged by outstanding contributions to scholarship, and bythe dialogues and ruptures between them.

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Each of the 16 essays chosen for this volume appeared first in the monthly The Burlington Magazine. In each one, an art historian, curator or scholar reviews a book considered important to contemporary art history. Books analyzed begin with Emile Mâle's study of 13th century French religious art, "L'art religieux de XIIIe siecle en France . . . ," which unlocks medieval Christian iconography. Next follows Bernard Berenson's catalog of Renaissance drawings from Florence, "The Drawings of the Florentine Painters Classified, Criticised and Studied. . ." Also included are: "Principles of Art History" by Heinrich Wölfflin; "Cezanne: A Study of His Development" by Roger Fry; "Pioneer of the Modern Movement from William Morris to Walter Gropius" by Nikolaus Pevsner, a genealogy of modern architecture and design; Alfred A. Barr, Jr.'s "Matisse: His Art and His Public"; Erwin Panofsky's "Early Netherlandish Painting: Its Origins and Character"; Kenneth Clark's "The Nude"; Clement Greenberg's "Art and Culture: Critical Essays, 1961; and seven more. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Presents a collection of essays written by leading art historians and curators that reassesses the impact of the most important books to have shaped art history through the twentieth century.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2013
ISBN: 9780500238950
0500238952
Branch Call Number: 709 SHONE
Additional Contributors: Stonard, John-Paul 1973-

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