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Origins, Imitation, Conventions Representation in the Visual Arts

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ISBN-10: 0262011867

ISBN-13: 9780262011860

Edition: 2002

Authors: James S. Ackerman

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This collection contains studies written by art historian James Ackerman over the past decade. Whereas Ackermanrsquo;s earlier work assumed a development of the arts as they responded to social, economic, political, and cultural change, his recent work reflects the poststructural critique of the presumption of progress that characterized Renaissance and modernist history and criticism. In this book he explores the tension between the authority of the past--which may act not only as a restraint but as a challenge and stimulus--and the potentially liberating gift of invention. He examines the ways in which artists and writers on art have related to ancestors and to established modes of…    
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List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/29/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 342
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

James S. Ackerman, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Harvard University, is the author of books on Michelangelo's architecture, Palladio, and the villa. He is the winner of the Balzan Prize 2001 in the category of history of architecture, which includes town planning and landscape design presented by the International Balzan Foundation.

On the Origins of Art History and Criticism
The Origins of Architectural Drawing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Leonardo da Vinci's Church Designs
On the Origins of Architectural Photography
Art and Science in the Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
The Aesthetics of Architecture in the Renaissance
The Influence of Antiquity on Italian Renaissance Villas
Daniele Barbaro and Vitruvius
Palladio: Classical in What Sense?
Thomas Jefferson and Italy
The Conventions and Rhetoric of Architectural Drawing