Studies in the History of Art, Volume 74: Dialogues in Art History

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This spirited and challenging book presents dialogues between eminent art historians on current topics and dilemmas in the field. Dialogues in Art History, from Mesopotamian to Modern: Readings for a New Century considers world art of all periods, covering ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, pre-conquest Mexico and Peru, Islam, China, Japan, Renaissance and baroque Italy, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France, and the United States in the twentieth century and today.

This is a publication by the Center for Advance Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Gallery's research institute.

This spirited and challenging book presents dialogues between eminent art historians on current topics and dilemmas in the field. Dialogues in Art History, from Mesopotamian to Modern: Readings for a New Century considers world art of all periods, covering ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, pre-conquest Mexico and Peru, Islam, China, Japan, Renaissance and baroque Italy, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France, and the United States in the twentieth century and today.

The authors propose new readings as they challenge traditional systems of classification; interpret monuments in terms of their interaction with their environments; redefine the Italian Renaissance in light of the new vernacular sensibility that emerged in the Trecento; view portraiture both in close detail and in coherence with complexity in museum displays.

  • Hardcover
  • 424 Pages, 167 b+w, 95 color, 9 x 11 inches
  • Published: 2009