Download e-book for kindle: Comparativism in Art History (Studies in Art Historiography) by Jas Elsner

By Jas Elsner

that includes a number of the significant voices on the planet of artwork historical past, this quantity explores the methodological elements of comparability within the historiography of the self-discipline. The chapters check the strengths and weaknesses of comparative perform within the historical past of artwork, and look at the bigger factor of where of comparative in how paintings background may possibly boost sooner or later. The participants symbolize a complete diversity of interval and geographic command from antiquity to modernity, from China and Islam to Europe, from a variety of kinds of paintings heritage to archaeology, anthropology and fabric tradition reports. artwork background is much less a unmarried self-discipline than a chain of divergent scholarly fields ? in very varied old, geographic and cultural contexts ? yet all with a visible emphasis at the shut exam of items. those fields specialize in diversified, frequently incompatible temporal and cultural contexts, but still they regard themselves as one coherent discipline ? particularly the historical past of paintings. There are significant difficulties in how the sub-fields in the broad-brush generalization known as 'art heritage' can communicate coherently to one another. those are extra pressing because the shift from an artwork background headquartered at the western culture to 1 that's consciously global.

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