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About Michael Baxandall

ISBN: 978-0-631-21191-4
144 pages
March 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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A distinguished group of art historians reflect on the work of Michael Baxandall, in terms of its importance for their own formation, its location in the development of a new art history, and its influence on the broader languages and theories of contemporary cultural theory.
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Table of Contents

1. Patterns in the Shadows: Attention in/to the Writings of Michael Baxandall: Michael Anne Holly (University of Rochester).

2. Aspects of the Critical Reception and Intellectual History of Baxandall's Concept of the Period Eye: Alland Langdale (University of British Columbia).

3. Limewood, Chiromancy and Narratives of Making. Writing about the Materials and Processes of Sculpture: Malcolm Baker (Victoria and Albert Museum).

4. Michael Baxandall and the Shadows in Plato's Cave: Alex Potts (University of Reading).

5. Last Words (Rilke, Wittgenstein)(Duchamp): Molly Nesbit (Vassar University).

6. Women under the Gaze, a Renaissance Genealogy: Paolo Berdini (Stanford University).

7. A Baxandall Bibliography: Allan Langdale (University of California at Santa Barbara).

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Author Information

Adrian Rifkin is Professor of Fine Art at the University of Leeds.
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The Wiley Advantage

* A unique bibliography of Michael Baxandall's writings to date.
* A combination of scholarly and poetic methodologies.
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