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Art: History: Visual: Culture

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Art: History: Visual: Culture

Deborah Cherry (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-11965-8 May 2005 Wiley-Blackwell 224 Pages

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This innovative collection of essays offers exciting new research and thoughtful reflection on the subject of visual culture and its relationship to art history.
  • Brings together innovative scholarship by major scholars.
  • Engages with cross-cultural questions, asking if attention to visual culture is a western preoccupation.
  • Draws on a wide range of cultures, locations and historical periods, from the eighth century China to contemporary South Africa, from Byzantium to early modern and modern Europe.
  • Covers a wealth of visual forms and media including photography, film, painting, sculpture, drawing, installation and the decorative arts
1. Art History Visual Culture: Deborah Cherry.

2. Oneiric Horizons and Dissolving Bodies: Buddhist Cave Shrine as Mirror Hall: Eugene Wang.

3. Senses and Sensibility in Byzantium: Liz James.

4. Gendering the Period Eye: Deschi de Parto and Renaissance Visual Culture: Adrian WB Randolph.

5. Visceral Culture: Blushing and the Legibility of Whiteness in Eighteenth-Century British Portaiture: Angela H. Rosenthal.

6. Making Sense out of the Visual: Aboriginal Presentations and Representations in Nineteenth-Century Canad: Ruth B Phillips.

7. Framing the Colony: Houses of Algeria Photographed: Zeynep Çelik.

8. ‘Modest Recording Instruments’: Science, Surrealism and Visuality: David Lomas.

9. Art Beyond Aesthetics: Philosophical Criticism, Art History and Contemporary Art: Peter Osborne.

10. History as the Main Complaint: William Kentridge and the Making of Post-Apartheid South Africa: Jessica Dubow and Ruth Rosengarten.

Notes on Contributors.

Index.

Colour plate section falls between pages 90 and 91.


  • New research and thoughtful reflection on visual culture and its relationship to art history.
  • Brings together innovative scholarship by major scholars.
  • Engages with cross-cultural questions, asking if attention to visual culture is a western preoccupation.
  • Draws on a wide range of cultures, locations and historical periods, from the eighth century China to contemporary South Africa, from Byzantium to early modern and modern Europe.
  • Covers a wealth of visual forms and media including photography, film, painting, sculpture, drawing, installation and the decorative arts.