Art: History - Visual - Culture
ISBN No. 9781405119658
No.of pages 224
This innovative collection of essays offers exciting new research and thoughtful reflection on the subject of visual culture and its relationship to art history. The book brings together innovative scholarship by major scholars; engages with cross-cultural questions, asking if attention to visual culture is a western preoccupation; draws on a wide range of cultures, locations and historical periods, from the eighth century China to contemporary South Africa, from Byzantium to early modern and modern Europe; and, covers a wealth of visual forms and media including photography, film, painting, sculpture, drawing, installation and the decorative arts.
Table of contents1. Art History Visual Culture: Deborah Cherry.2. Oneiric Horizons and Dissolving Bodies: Buddhist Cave Shrine as Mirror Hall: Eugene Wang.3. Senses and Sensibility in Byzantium: Liz James.4. Gendering the Period Eye: Deschi de Parto and Renaissance Visual Culture: Adrian WB Randolph.5. Visceral Culture: Blushing and the Legibility of Whiteness in Eighteenth-Century British Portaiture: Angela H. Rosenthal.6. Making Sense out of the Visual: Aboriginal Presentations and Representations in Nineteenth-Century Canad: Ruth B Phillips.7. Framing the Colony: Houses of Algeria Photographed: Zeynep Celik.8. 'Modest Recording Instruments': Science, Surrealism and Visuality: David Lomas.9. Art Beyond Aesthetics: Philosophical Criticism, Art History and Contemporary Art: Peter Osborne.10. History as the Main Complaint: William Kentridge and the Making of Post-Apartheid South Africa: Jessica Dubow and Ruth Rosengarten.Notes on Contributors.Index.Colour plate section falls between pages 90 and 91.
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