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The Resource A history of art history, Christopher S. Wood

A history of art history, Christopher S. Wood

Label
A history of art history
Title
A history of art history
Statement of responsibility
Christopher S. Wood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this wide-ranging and authoritative book, the first of its kind in English, Christopher S. Wood tracks the evolution of the historical study of art from the late Middle Ages through the rise of the modern scholarly discipline of art history. Synthesising and assessing a vast array of writings, episodes, and personalities, this original and accessible account of the development of art-historical thinking will appeal to readers both inside and outside the discipline"--
  • "In this authoritative book, the first of its kind in English, Christopher Wood tracks the evolution of the historical study of art from the late middle ages through the rise of the modern scholarly discipline of art history. Synthesizing and assessing a vast array of writings, episodes, and personalities, this original and accessible account of the development of art-historical thinking will appeal to readers both inside and outside the discipline. The book shows that the pioneering chroniclers of the Italian Renaissance--Lorenzo Ghiberti and Giorgio Vasari--measured every epoch against fixed standards of quality. Only in the Romantic era did art historians discover the virtues of medieval art, anticipating the relativism of the later nineteenth century, when art history learned to admire the art of all societies and to value every work as an index of its times. The major art historians of the modern era, however--Jacob Burckhardt, Aby Warburg, Heinrich Wölfflin, Erwin Panofsky, Meyer Schapiro, and Ernst Gombrich--struggled to adapt their work to the rupture of artistic modernism, leading to the current predicaments of the discipline. Combining erudition with clarity, this book makes a landmark contribution to the understanding of art history."--from book jacket
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Wood, Christopher S.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Art
  • Art
  • Art
  • Art
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of art history, Christopher S. Wood
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1089438714
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9780691156521
Lccn
2018957591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089438714
Label
A history of art history, Christopher S. Wood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1089438714
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9780691156521
Lccn
2018957591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089438714

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