Art history : a very short introduction


Art history : a very short introduction

Dana Arnold

(Very short introductions, 102)

Oxford University Press, 2020

2nd ed

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Glossary: p. 125-128

Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-130) and index

Further reading: p. 131

First ed.: 2004



Art history encompasses the study of the history and development of painting, sculpture and the other visual arts. In this Very Short Introduction, Dana Arnold presents an introduction to the issues, debates, and artefacts that make up art history. Beginning with a consideration of what art history is, she explains what makes the subject distinctive from other fields of study, and also explores the emergence of social histories of art (such as Feminist Art History and Queer Art History). Using a wide range of images, she goes on to explore key aspects of the discipline including how we write, present, read, and look at art, and the impact this has on our understanding of art history. This second edition includes a new chapter on global art histories, considering how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles in art originated in western art and can obscure other critical approaches and artwork from non-western cultures. Arnold also discusses the relationship between art and history, and the ways in which art can tell a different history from the one narrated by texts. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Acknowledgements Preface List of illustrations 1: What is art history? 2: Writing art history 3: A global art history? 4: Presenting art history 5: Thinking about art history 6: Reading art 7: Looking at art References Further information Glossary Index

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    • 9780198831808
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    Oxford, U.K.
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    xxvi, 137 p.
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