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Theory for Art History

2nd Edition

By Jae Emerling

Routledge

256 pages

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Description

Theory for Art History provides a concise and clear introduction to key contemporary theorists, including their lives, major works, and transformative ideas.  

Written to reveal the vital connections between art history, aesthetics, and contemporary philosophy, this expanded, second edition presents new ways for rethinking the methodologies and theories of art and art history.  This new edition comprises a complete revision of each theorist, updated and trustworthy bibliographies on each, an informative introduction about the reception of critical theory within art history, and a beautifully written, original essay on the state of art history and theory that serves as an afterword.  

From Marx to Deleuze, from Arendt to Rancière, Theory for Art History is designed for use by undergraduate students in courses on the theory and methodology of art history, graduate students seeking an introduction to critical theory that will prepare them to engage the primary sources, and advanced scholars in art history and visual culture studies who are themselves interested in how these perspectives inflect art historical practice.    

Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION : Becoming Theoretical

 

PREDECESSORS

1. Sigmund FREUD

2. Karl MARX

3. Friedrich NIETZSCHE

4. Ferdinand de SAUSSURE

THEORY FOR ART HISTORY

5. Theodor W. ADORNO

6. Giorgio AGAMBEN

7. Hannah ARENDT

8. Louis ALTHUSSER

9. Alain BADIOU

10. Roland BARTHES

11. Georges BATAILLE

12. Jean BAUDRILLARD

13. Walter BENJAMIN

14. Pierre BOURDIEU

15. Judith BUTLER

16. Gilles DELEUZE and Félix GUATTARI

17. Jacques DERRIDA

18. Michel FOUCAULT

19. Martin HEIDEGGER

20. Luce IRIGARAY

21. Julia KRISTEVA

22. Jacques LACAN

23. Emmanuel LEVINAS

24. Jean-François LYOTARD

25. Maurice MERLEAU-PONTY

26. Jacques RANCIÈRE

27. Edward W. SAID

28. Gayatri Chakravorty SPIVAK

 

AFTERWORD: An Art History of Events: Images, Temporality, Transmissibility

About the Author

Jae Emerling is a Professor of Art History in the College of Arts + Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is also the author of Photography: History and Theory, published by Routledge.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies