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A history of art history / Christopher S. Wood

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Author
Wood, Christopher S., author.
Publication Info.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2019]

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Description
1 online resource (461 pages) : illustrations
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Series
JSTOR EBA.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction -- 800-1400 -- 1400-1500 -- 1500-1550 -- 1550-1600 -- 1600-1650 -- 1650-1700 -- 1700-1750 -- 1750-1770 -- 1770-1790 -- 1790-1810 -- 1810-1830 -- 1830-1850 -- 1850-1870 --1870-1890 -- 1890-1900 -- 1900-1910 -- 1910-1920 -- 1920-1930 -- 1930-1940 -- 1940-1950 -- 1950-1960 -- Conclusions : Novissima.
Note
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 08, 2019).
Summary
An authoritative history of art history from its medieval origins to its modern predicamentsIn this wide-ranging and authoritative book, the first of its kind in English, Christopher Wood tracks the evolution of the historical study of art from the late middle ages through the rise of the modern scholarly discipline of art history. Synthesizing and assessing a vast array of writings, episodes, and personalities, this original and accessible account of the development of art-historical thinking will appeal to readers both inside and outside the discipline. The book shows that the pioneering chroniclers of the Italian Renaissance--Lorenzo Ghiberti and Giorgio Vasari--measured every epoch against fixed standards of quality. Only in the Romantic era did art historians discover the virtues of medieval art, anticipating the relativism of the later nineteenth century, when art history learned to admire the art of all societies and to value every work as an index of its times. The major art historians of the modern era, however--Jacob Burckhardt, Aby Warburg, Heinrich Wölfflin, Erwin Panofsky, Meyer Schapiro, and Ernst Gombrich--struggled to adapt their work to the rupture of artistic modernism, leading to the current predicaments of the discipline.Combining erudition with clarity, this book makes a landmark contribution to the understanding of art history.
Language
In English.
Local Note
JSTOR
Subject
Art -- History.
Art -- Histoire.
art history.
ART -- History -- General.
Art. (OCoLC)fst00815177
Genre/Form
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form:
Print version: Wood, Christopher S. History of art history. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2019] 9780691156521 (DLC) 2018957591 (OCoLC)1089438714
ISBN
9780691194318 (electronic book)
0691194319 (electronic book)
9780691156521 (print)
Standard No.
10.1515/9780691194318 doi