The methodologies of art : an introduction /
Laurie Schneider Adams.
- New York ; [Great Britain] : Icon Editions, c1996.
- xvii, 236 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm.
Some copies have imprint: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. What Is Art? -- 2. Formalism and Style -- 3. Iconography -- 4. Contextual Approaches I: Marxism -- 5. Contextual Approaches II: Feminism -- 6. Biography and Autobiography -- 7. Semiotics I: Structuralism and Post-Structuralism -- 8. Semiotics II: Deconstruction -- 9. Psychoanalysis I: Freud -- 10. Psychoanalysis II: Winnicott and Lacan -- 11. Aesthetics and Psychoanalysis: Roger Fry and Roland Barthes.
This book surveys the main methodologies used in artistic analysis: formal analysis, iconology and iconography, Marxism, feminism, biography and autobiography, semiotics (structuralism, post-structuralism, and deconstruction), and psychoanalysis. Various works of art are considered from the different methodologies discussed. There are 70 black-and-white illustrations integrated with the text, 4 plates in color, notes, a bibliography, and an index.
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