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Patterns of Intention On the Historical Explanation of Pictures

ISBN-10: 0300037635

ISBN-13: 9780300037630

Edition: 1985

Authors: Michael Baxandall

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An enquiry into the historical understanding of pictures - something sought not only by art historians but by anyone who looks at a picture in the knowledge that it is old or comes out of a culture different from their own.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Art historian Michael Baxandall was born in Cardiff, England. He studied at Downing College at Cambridge; the University of Pavia in Italy; and the Institute of Art History at Munich. He taught at numerous universities throughout his lifetime including Oxford University, the University of London, Cornell University, and the University of California at Berkeley. His books include Giotto and the Orators; Painting and Experience in 15th-Century Italy; The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany; and Shadows and Enlightenment. He died of pneumonia associated with Parkinson's disease on August 12, 2008 at the age of 74.