1st Edition

Art History: The Key Concepts

ISBN 9780415319775
Published October 31, 2006 by Routledge
360 Pages

USD $38.95

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Book Description

Art History: The Key Concepts is a systematic, reliable and accessible reference guide to the disciplines of art history and visual culture. Containing entries on over 200 terms integral to the historical and theoretical study of art, design and culture in general, it is an indispensable source of knowledge for all students, scholars and teachers.

Covering the development, present status and future direction of art history, entries span a wide variety of terms and concepts such as abstract expressionism, epoch, hybridity, semiology and zeitgeist.

Key features include:

  • a user-friendly A-Z format
  • fully cross-referenced entries
  • suggestions for further reading.

Engaging and insightful, as well as easy to follow and use, Art History: The Key Concepts builds a radical intellectual synthesis for understanding and teaching art, art history and visual culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction.  Art History: The Key Concepts.   Bibliography.  Index

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Jonathan Harris is Professor of Art History at the University of Liverpool. He is author of Writing Back to Modern Art: After Greenberg, Fried, and Clark (Routledge, 2005) and The New Art History: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2001). Jonathan Harris also wrote introductions to the four volumes of Arnold Hauser’s 1951 classic The Social History of Art, republished by Routledge in 1999.