Look! Art History Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 0205768717
ISBN-13: 9780205768714
Edition: 3rd 2011
Authors: Anne D'Alleva
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Book details

List price: $56.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction How to use this book
Introducing art history
What do art historians do? the object of art history
What is "art"? / A working definition of art / What is "history"?
Why is art history important?
Art history and related disciplines
Art criticism / Sociology / Anthropology / Aesthetics / Cultural studies / Visual culture studies / Connoisseurship
Art history's toolbox: formal and contextual analysis
Museum accession numbers
Reading captions for information
Conclusion
Formal analysis
Formal analysis
Formal elements
Color / Line / Space and mass / Scale / Composition
Two-dimensional art: painting, graphic arts, photography
Sculpture
Wölfflin and formal analysis
Architecture
Installation art
Performance and video art
Digital art
Textile and decorative arts
Patrick Heron analyzes a painting by Matisse
Conclusion
Contextual analysis
Art and context
Contextual questions
Art out of context? Museums and art history
A brief history of museums / Museums and the experience of art
Sarah Symmons analyzes a print by Goya
The process of interpretation: confronting your assumptions
The challenges of cross-cultural interpretation / the challenges of historical interpretation / Historical interpretation in practice
Is African art anonymous?
Art and its controversies
Style and meaning
Conclusion
Writing art-history papers
Art-historical arguments: opinion vs. interpretation
Formal-analysis papers
Taking notes / Structuring your paper / the comparison paper
Research papers
Developing a topic and starting your research / Keeping notes
Resources for research
Books / Periodicals / Websites / Reference works
How many sources should I use?
Critical moments in art-history writing
Developing a thesis / Writing an introductory paragraph / Sustaining the argument / Dealing with intentions / the conclusion / Editing
If you experience writer's block
Citations and bibliographies
MLA citations / Chicago citations / Bibliography or Works Cited / Plagiarism's gray zone
Writing style
Common stylistic pitfalls of art-history writing / Finding a voice
Putting together those illustrations
Conclusion
Navigating art-history examinations
Slide identifications and short-answer questions 118 identifications
Why are slide identificationsimportant? / How to succeed at slide identifications/ Three-step slide memorization / Memory aids / Unknowns
Test-taking strategies for art-history exams
Art-history essays
Studying for essay tests / Types of essay question
Effective note-taking
Taking good notes in class / Developing a consistent shorthand / Taking notes on readings
Class Participation���why bother?
Conclusion
Art history's own history
Ancient world
Excerpt from Pliny's Natural History
Middle Ages
Renaissance
Excerpt from Vasari's Lives of the Artists
Seventeenth-century writers on art
Fÿlibien in conversation with Poussin
Winckelmann on the Laocoön
Age of Enlightenment
The nineteenth century: foundations of modern art history
Twentieth-century formalists, iconographers and social historians
After 1970: the "new" art history
The feminist art-history revolution
Do other cultures practice art history?
China / West Africa
Early art history in China
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Table of parallel illustrations in art-history surveys
Index
Picture credits

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