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Is Art History Global?

1st Edition

Edited by James Elkins


472 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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."

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

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

The Art Seminar

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / General
ART / History / General
ART / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies