Art History and its Methods: A Critical Anthology

Art History and its Methods: A Critical Anthology

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Art History and its Methods :A Critical Anthology book - A collection of critical essays on method in art history.

Approaches to the history of art are probably more varied and more debated than in any other branch of history, and a study of different historical approaches has become an increasingly important component of many student courses.

This critical anthology brings together the work of 27 influential art historians and writers from the Renaissance to the present day; key texts have been chosen in which the authors reflect on the nature of their subject and on their own methods of inquiry. Included are texts by Vasari, Winckelmann, Burckhardt, Wölfflin, Panofsky, Gombrich and Pollock, among others. The introduction is a lucid and readable summary of art-historical methods, and each of the texts is accompanied by a commentary that places it in context and discusses the issues it raises. A glossary of terms and a select bibliography make this book an invaluable resource in the study of art history.

About the author(s)
Eric Fernie was formerly Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London and Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh.

Product Code 1015265
ISBN 9780714829913
author FERNIE
format Paperback
GTIN 9780714829913
pages 384
published Jun 1995
publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Dimensions 15.8 X 23.3 X 2.6 cm
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