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Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Art History: A Very Short Introduction  

Dana Arnold

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801814.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801814
Art History: A Very Short Introduction provides the tools necessary to study art history. The challenge of using verbal and written language to analyse visual form and ... More
1. What is art history?

1. What is art history?  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801814.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801814
In ‘What is art history?’ the term ‘art history’ is discussed and the difference between art appreciation and art history established. The work of art is our primary evidence, and it is our ... More
6. Looking at art

6. Looking at art  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801814.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801814
‘Looking at art’ surveys the physical properties of artworks and how they influence the ways in which we understand artworks as objects. Different media and techniques of producing art are ... More
5. Reading art

5. Reading art  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801814.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801814
What is the meaning of a picture? ‘Reading art’ answers this question by exploring the levels of meaning that can be found in an artwork and the different ways in which we can begin to ... More
4. The challenge of nature and the antique

4. The challenge of nature and the antique  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803542
Much has been written on the meanings that can be inferred from the subject matter of Renaissance art. In general, Renaissance artists aimed to do more than just imitate nature and evoke ... More

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