More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 12/8/2009.
What is included with this book?
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
Since the nineteenth century, when art history became an established academic discipline, works of art have been "read" in a variety of ways. These different ways of describing and interpreting art are the methodologies of artistic analysis, the divining rods of meaning. Regardless of a workrs"s perceived difficulty, an art object is, in theory, complex. Every work of art is an expression of its culture (time and place) and its maker (the artist) and is dependent on its media (what itrs"s made of). The methodologies discussed here-formal analysis, iconology and iconography, Marxism, feminism, biography and autobiography, psychoanalysis, structuralism, race and gender-reflect the multiplicity of meanings in an artistic image. The second edition includes nineteen new images, new sections on race, gender, orientalism and colonialism, along with a new epilogue that approaches a single painting to illustrate the different methodological viewpoints. Contents 1. What Is Art? 2. Formalism and Style 3. Iconography 4. Contextual Approaches I: Marxism, Orientalism, Colonialism, and Racial Iconography 5. Contextual Approaches II: Feminism and Gender 6. Biography and Autobiography 7. Semiotics I: Structuralism and Post-Structuralism 8. Semiotics II: Deconstruction 9. Psychoanalysis I: Freud 10. Psychoanalysis II: Winnicott and Lacan 11. Aesthetics and Psychoanalysis: Roger Fry and Roland Barthes
Laurie Schneider Adams received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is professor of art history at John Jay College, CUNY. Her books include A History of Western Art and Italian Renaissance Art.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. vii|
|What Is Art?||p. 3|
|Formalism and Style||p. 21|
|Contextual Approaches I: Marxism, Orientalism, Colonialism, and Racial Iconography||p. 65|
|Contextual Approaches II: Feminism and Gender||p. 97|
|Biography and Autobiography||p. 125|
|Semiotics I: Structuralism and Post-Structuralism||p. 159|
|Semiotics II: Deconstruction||p. 193|
|Psychoanalysis I: Freud||p. 213|
|Psychoanalysis II: Winnicott and Lacan||p. 235|
|Aesthetics and Psychoanalysis: Roger Fry and Roland Barthes||p. 249|
|Epilogue: Some Methodologies Applied to Titian's Rape of Lucrezia||p. 259|
|Bibliography of Works Cited||p. 269|
|Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.|