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Art History's History

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Written in jargon-free, reader-friendly language, this is one of the first volumes to make art historical theory accessible to those at the introductory level. A review of contemporary theory of art history provides readers with lucid prose and concrete examples. Discussion of eighteenth- and nineteenth- century theories that are important to art history offers readers ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 27th 2000 by Pearson (first published November 1st 1993)
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Mary Rose
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh. This book started off good but I think it would be better suited just for one article or an undergraduate thesis. It drags on far too long, using six different examples to illustrate one point and quoting so many articles that the actual content of the articles gets buried under five guys paraphrasing the same thing repeatedly. As for it claiming to be a "plain language" history of art, Minor is going to hell for lying on that front. Probably wouldn't recom ...more
Kourosh Ghaniyoun
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
ساده سازي مفاهيم و رويكرد هاي انتقادي تاريخ هنر، شمشيري است دو لبه كه اين كتاب هر دو لبه را شامل مي شود. اشارات دم دستي به روان كاوي و بينامتنيت مي توانند صرفا آموزنده باشند اما نمي توان ماركسيسم را در ١٥ صفحه خلاصه كرد و انتظار داشت خواننده در اين آش درهم جوش چيزي به دست آورد.
اگر تا به حال در مورد تاريخ هنر و رويكردهاي انتقادي آن چيزي نخوانده ايد، شايد اين كتاب بتواند كمك حالتان باشد، در غير اين صورت وقتتان را تلف نكنيد.
Melissa Ski
May 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-history
yea art history!
Tamara
Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Excellent as an introduction of basic art history theory and as a reference source.
Joe Spencer
Mar 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Overly simplistic, but a helpful overview.
Nina
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
A decent overview, but too outdated to recommend at this point.
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Feb 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Some good stories. A bit of a survey, but I can use some of these in my class.
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