9780719069598

Art History A Critical Introduction to Its Methods

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  • ISBN13:

    9780719069598

  • ISBN10:

    0719069599

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/9/2006
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Summary

This book provides a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within art history. Offering a lucid account of approaches from Hegel to post-colonialism, the book provides a sense of art history's own history as a discipline from its emergence in the late-eighteenth century to contemporary debates.

Author Biography

Michael Hatt is Head of Research at the Yale Center for British Art and Visiting Professor in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck College, University of London. Charlotte Klonk is Lecturer in Art History at the University of Warwick.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix
Acknowledgements xii
1 Introduction
PART ONE
2 A variety of interpretations: a preview
11(10)
3 Hegel and the birth of art history
21(19)
Hegel's philosophy of art
23(2)
Hegel's art history
25(12)
Critical appraisal
37(2)
Bibliography
39(1)
4 Connoisseurship
40(25)
Style, manner and artistic character: Karl Friedrich von Rumohr
42(3)
Rumohr's art history
45(3)
Giovanni Morelli
48(2)
Morelli's natural history of art
50(6)
Bernard Berenson
56(2)
Berenson's method
58(2)
Critical appraisal
60(3)
Bibliography
63(2)
5 Formalism: Heinrich Wölfflin and Alois Riegl
65(31)
Formalism
66(5)
Heinrich WOlfflin
71(5)
Wölfflin's art history
76(9)
Alois Riegl 8o
Riegl's art history
85(5)
Critical appraisal
90(5)
Bibliography
95(1)
6 Iconography—iconology: Erwin Panofsky
96(24)
Panofsky's theoretical framework
100(9)
Panofsky's method in action io
o6
Melancholia I
109(5)
Critical appraisal
114(4)
Bibliography
118(2)
7 Marxism and the social history of art
120(25)
Marxism
122(6)
Marxist art history
128(6)
Social art history
134(4)
Critical appraisal
138(3)
Bibliography
141(4)
PART TWO
8 Feminism
145(29)
Setting the agenda: Nochlin, Parker and Pollock
150(7)
Michel Foucault: discourse and power
157(6)
Gay, lesbian, queer
163(6)
Critical appraisal
169(3)
Bibliography
172(2)
9 Psychoanalysis
174(26)
Freud on Leonardo
179(6)
Looking and Lacanian analysis
185(9)
Critical appraisal
194(4)
Bibliography
198(2)
10 Semiotics
200(23)
Saussure
201(97)
Icon, index, symbol: Peirce
298
Semiotics in practice
212(6)
Critical appraisal
218(3)
Bibliography
221(2)
11 Postcolonialism
223(18)
Edward Said and Orientalism
225(5)
Hybridity
230(6)
Critical appraisal
236(3)
Bibliography
239(2)
12 Conclusion 241(4)
Index 245

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