World Art History and Its Objects
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Description: Is writing a world art history possible? Does the history of art as such even exist outside the Western tradition? Is it possible to consider the history of art in a way that is not fundamentally Eurocentric? In this highly readable and provocative book, David Carrier, a philosopher and art historian, does not attempt to write a world art history himself. Rather, he asks the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written-or whether it is even possible to do so. He also engages the political and moral issues raised by the idea of a multicultural art history. Focusing on a consideration of intersecting artistic traditions, Carrier negotiates the way meaning and understanding shift or are altered when a visual object from one culture, for example, is inserted into the visual tradition of another culture. A World Art History and Its Objects proposes the use of temporal narrative as a way to begin to understand a multicultural art history.
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|List of Figures and Diagrams|
|Overture: Islamic Carpets in European Paintings|
|Works of Art and Art-Historical Narratives|
|Monocultural Art-History Narratives|
|Why Monoculturalism Is Not the Whole Story|
|What Happens When Art-Making Traditions Intersect|
|Charts and Works of Art|
|The Importance of an Aesthetic|
|How Exotic Can Exotic Art Be?|
|Our World Art History Is Imperialism Seen Aesthetically|
|Mutual Respect as an Ethical Ideal|
|Conclusion: The Coming Transformation of Western Art History|
|Selective Annotated Bibliography|