1st Edition

History and Art History Looking Past Disciplines

Edited By Nicholas Chare, Mitchell B. Frank Copyright 2021
    258 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    258 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


      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.