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Art history : the basics /

by Pooke, Grant [author]; Newall, Diana [author].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New Items: ; Basics (Routledge (Firm)): Description: xxi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780415373098; 0415373093; 9780415373081; 0415373085; 0415309085; 9780415309080.Other title: Basics.Subject(s): Art | Art -- History | Art -- History and criticismOnline resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only
Contents:
Art theories and art histories -- Formalism, modernism and modernity -- A world still to win : Marxism, art and art history -- Semiotics and poststructuralism -- Psychoanalysis, art and the hidden self -- Sex and sexualitites : representations of gender -- Exploring postmodernities -- Globalised proximities and perspectives.
Summary: "Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have ideas about form, sex and gender shaped representation? What connects art with psychoanalysis, semiotics and Marxism? How are globalization and postmodernism changing art and art history? Each chapter introduces key ideas, issues and debates in art history, including information on relevant websites and image archives. Fully illustrated with an international range of artistic examples, Art History: The Basics also includes helpful subject summaries, further ideas for reading in each chapter, and a useful glossary for easy reference."--Publisher description. List(s) this item appears in: Art History & Theory 1.1 | Art History & Theory 1.2
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-254) and index.

Art theories and art histories -- Formalism, modernism and modernity -- A world still to win : Marxism, art and art history -- Semiotics and poststructuralism -- Psychoanalysis, art and the hidden self -- Sex and sexualitites : representations of gender -- Exploring postmodernities -- Globalised proximities and perspectives.

"Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have ideas about form, sex and gender shaped representation? What connects art with psychoanalysis, semiotics and Marxism? How are globalization and postmodernism changing art and art history? Each chapter introduces key ideas, issues and debates in art history, including information on relevant websites and image archives. Fully illustrated with an international range of artistic examples, Art History: The Basics also includes helpful subject summaries, further ideas for reading in each chapter, and a useful glossary for easy reference."--Publisher description.

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