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History and Art History
Looking Past Disciplines

ISBN 9780367256012
Published November 30, 2020 by Routledge
258 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Through a series of cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary interventions, leading international scholars of history and art history explore ways in which the study of images enhances knowledge of the past and informs our understanding of the present.

Spanning a diverse range of time periods and places, the contributions cumulatively showcase ways in which ongoing dialogue between history and art history raises important aesthetic, ethical and political questions for the disciplines. The volume fosters a methodological awareness that enriches exchanges across these distinct fields of knowledge.

This innovative book will be of interest to scholars in art history, cultural studies, history, visual culture and historiography.

Table of Contents

1. Why History and Art History?

Nicholas Chare and Mitchell B. Frank

Part I: Visualizing History

2. How He Saw It: Visual Satire in the Writings of Joseph Woolley

Carolyn Steedman

3. Historical Distance and the Nineteenth-Century Revival of Fresco

Mitchell B. Frank and Mark Salber Phillips

4. The Unsettled

Julie Gough

5. Art History and History: Around Francis Haskell and the Rediscovery of French Nineteenth-Century History Painting

Stephen Bann

6. Shanawdithit’s Drawings

Nicholas Chare

Part II: Visions of the Past

7. What Giorgione Saw: Variations on The Three Philosophers

Patrick Boucheron

8. Art and the Masquerade of History

Patricia Rubin

9. Do Styles Have a Body? A History of Images and a History of Perception

Andrea Pinotti

10. Still Another, and Yet Another: Li Ran’s Re-writings of Art History – a Translational Historiographical Approach to Global Art History

Birgit Hopfener

Part III: Writing about the Past

11. The People of the Past Come First: Natalie Zemon Davis in Conversation with Nicholas Chare

Natalie Zemon Davis

12. Analogous Histories? Textual/Visual Constructions of the Past and Present

Mark A. Cheetham

13. Histories in the Art of Ravensbrück: The Drawings of Jeannette L’Herminier and Violette Rougier-Lecoq

Catherine Quintal

14. When History Intersects with Spaces of Indigenous Self-representation: On the Trail of the Artists Zacharie Vincent and Pierre Sioui

Louise Vigneault

15: ‘The Answers are the Question’: A Conversation about Art History, Artwriting and Historical Time

Adrian Rifkin

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    Nicholas Chare is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Film Studies at the Université de Montréal.

    Mitchell B. Frank is Associate Professor of Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa.