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4. Presenting art history

4. Presenting art history  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191869631
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198831808.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198831808
‘Presenting art history’ considers the different ways of presenting art history, and especially the importance of the gallery or museum. It maps out the development of collections from the ... More
2. A view from the Mediterranean

2. A view from the Mediterranean  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192804181
‘A view from the Mediterranean’ shows the changing image of the Celts in ancient times. Knowledge of the Celts was limited until the fourth century BC, when they appeared as migrants, ... More
Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction  

Christina Riggs

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682782.001.0001
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book
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9780199682782
What did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it—and why has it had such an enduring appeal? Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short ... More
2. Egypt on display

2. Egypt on display  

Christina Riggs

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682782.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199682782
Museums have played an important role in shaping how we think about ancient Egyptian culture. When the Napoleonic wars ended and European governments established links with Muhammad Ali, ... More
12. Etruscology: Its Origins and Development

12. Etruscology: Its Origins and Development  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779817
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0013
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9780199547913
‘Etruscology: Its Origins and Development’ examines the scholarly study of the Etruscans and how we first became interested in this small race of people. It happened in the twelfth century ... More
7. Faraday in the 20th century

7. Faraday in the 20th century  

Frank A. J. L. James

in Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777646
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574315.003.0008
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9780199574315
The centenary of Michael Faraday's birth in 1891 was celebrated by a commemorative meeting of the Royal Institution. ‘Faraday in the 20th century’ charts his reputation, which once again ... More
Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction  

Bence Nanay

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.001.0001
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book
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9780198826613
Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. It doesn’t just consider traditional artistic experiences such as artworks in a museum or an opera ... More
7. Digitizing and disseminating

7. Digitizing and disseminating  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0007
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9780192804631
‘Digitizing and disseminating’ considers the impact of new communications technologies on art. Some argue that the new ‘global village’ with its broad participation will restore the ... More
5. Signs, sex, status

5. Signs, sex, status  

Christina Riggs

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682782.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199682782
Through the materials they used and the objects they made, ancient Egyptian artists and craftsmen turned animals, plants, and the Nile into metaphors for what cannot be seen: good and evil, ... More
4. Art and power

4. Art and power  

Christina Riggs

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682782.003.0004
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9780199682782
‘Art and power’ considers how works of art and architecture were used to negotiate power relationships between human beings in the complex, hierarchical society of ancient Egypt, and ... More
1. Four little words

1. Four little words  

Christina Riggs

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682782.003.0001
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9780199682782
‘Four little words’ analyses the meanings of ‘Ancient’, ‘Egyptian’, ‘art’, and ‘architecture’ in order to understand how Egyptian art and architecture are studied and discussed, why and how ... More
7. The Art of Reconstruction

7. The Art of Reconstruction  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0007
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9780192853851
‘The Art of Reconstruction’ shows that part of Classics is the piecing together of scattered fragments to give an idea of what the whole once was like and what it meant. It is largely ... More
3. Being There

3. Being There  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0003
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9780192853851
‘Being There’ experience Classics in the light of what previous generations have said, thought, and written about the ancient world. But the differences lie, even more strikingly, in the ... More
1. All things to all men

1. All things to all men  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192804181
‘All things to all men’ considers the many different conceptions of Celticness: from New Age body decoration to concerns for the survival of regional identity, from half-baked attempts at ... More
3. Cultural crossings

3. Cultural crossings  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0003
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9780192804631
‘Cultural crossings’ asks: Can art break down barriers among cultures? John Dewey's belief that ‘the esthetic quality is the same for Greeks, Chinese, and Americans’ suggests that he is ... More
3. Science and practice

3. Science and practice  

Frank A. J. L. James

in Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777646
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574315.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199574315
During his period working with Davy, Faraday was often exploited by his patron. In particular, he was involved in three projects that are described in ‘Science and practice’. These were the ... More
1. Lost in the museum

1. Lost in the museum  

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198826613
The Greek word aesthesis means ‘perception’ and when the German philosopher Alexander Baumgarten (1714–62) introduced the concept of ‘aesthetics’ in 1750, what he meant by it was precisely ... More
3. Consuming culture

3. Consuming culture  

Julian Stallabrass

in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776175
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806468.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192806468
What is the relationship between the contemporary art world, consumer culture, and mass culture? ‘Consuming Culture’ examines the long history of art's separation from and merging with ... More
5. Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls

5. Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192804631
‘Gender, genius, and Guerrilla Girls’ addresses the relevance of gender and sexuality to art, asking: Is gender relevant to art — to work an artist makes, or to meaning? What about sexual ... More
Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction  

Karen Radner

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198715900
Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the ... More

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