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Critical Terms for Art History

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The nature of the visual has, over the past decade, moved to the center of debates in the humanities. No longer simply the study of timeless masterpieces, art history as a discipline is now addressing some of the most basic questions about cultural production, questions such as how images function and how expectations and social factors mediate what we see. The new scope o ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1996)
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Srđan
Apr 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-history
Prvo, ovo nije knjiga za čitanje odjednom, zbog kompleksnosti i prisustva 33 autora, bez ujednačenog stila pisanja. Meni je bilo značajno da čitam o određenim kritičkim terminima koji su mi trebali tokom i posle studija i savetujem svima da termine tako i koriste, prema potrebi.

Neujednačenost doprinosi tome da su neki termini obrađeni skoro pa školski, a drugi bez zadržavanja na uvodu, pa upadamo često u neke profesionalne diskusije koje mogu biti više ili manje upotrebljive. Ne ulazeći u raspra
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Sasha
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: educational
I didn't find all the articles equally informative and some seemed redundant. Some are, however, a really good, precise and short introduction to important terms that will always appear within the field of art history. Definitely worth a read for anyone studying art history.
Syd Amir
کتاب حاصل نوشته های جمعی از افراد صاحب نام در حوزه ی تاریخ هنر است. نویسندگان سعی دارند تا مفاهیمی را شرح دهند که به درک و تحلیل هنر و تاریخ هنر معاصر کمک کند
در این طرح مفاهیم نو اتفاقا بدیل های دیگری نیز برای تاریخ هنر آنگونه که تا کنون نوشته شده طرح میشود .

مقالات بیش از این که یک مرور بر ادبیات موضوع باشند تحلیلی از شرایط موجود تاریخ هنر در آن حوزه را ارائه می کنند. گاهی پیش بینی هایی و گاهی هم پیشنهاد هایی برای مطالعات بیشتر.

اینطور به نظر میرسد که خواندن این کتاب برای کسانی که میخواهند از جری
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Martin Ridgway
This can be quite unhelpful. The editors have commissioned some essays to illustrate their "critical terms". But some of them illustrate the term by using it rather than defining it clearly - so you have to fight through some dense essays to work out what they're trying to illustrate / define. Some are good and successful; some just fail.
Laura Motush
May 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although this is not a book I would have students read as a whole, chapters, as applicable, can be assigned readings that dig deeper into art terms and history. It is a good reference for how these terms have evolved, but I would only used this in a more advanced art class or as a reference for myself for my teachings.
Becky
Mar 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Difficult read, however, thought provoking.
Kali Bazan
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great for intro classes where you need to introduce terms important to the historiography of art.
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