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1st Edition

Is Art History Global?

Edited By

James Elkins

ISBN 9780415977852
Published December 13, 2006 by Routledge
472 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is the third volume in The Art Seminar, James Elkin's series of conversations on art and visual studies.

Is Art History Global? stages an international conversation among art historians and critics on the subject of the practice and responsibility of global thinking within the discipline. Participants range from Keith Moxey of Columbia University to Cao Yiqiang, Ding Ning, Cuautemoc Medina, Oliver Debroise, Renato Gonzalez Mello, and other scholars.

Table of Contents

Section 1. Introductory Essay  Section  2. Starting Points Notes on Art History in Latin America Andrea Giunta  The Modality of Spatial Categories Friedrich Teja Bach  Section 3. The Art Seminar Section  Section 4. Assessments  Section 5. Afterwords Globalizing Art History Shelly Errington

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James Elkins is E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Head of History of Art at the University College Cork, Ireland. He is author of Pictures and Tears, How to Use Your Eyes, and What Painting Is, and, most recently, The Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art and Master Narratives and Their Discontents, all published by Routledge.


"Is Art History Global? should be read by anyone interested in the history of art as a discipline, and especially by anyone interested in its future. The question is asks is of fundamental importance."