Chapter 1. Art History: Contemporary Perspectives on Method

  1. Dana Arnold Professor of Architectural History
  1. Dana Arnold Professor of Architectural History

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324716.ch1

Art History

Art History

How to Cite

Arnold, D. (2010) Art History: Contemporary Perspectives on Method, in Art History (ed D. Arnold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324716.ch1

Editor Information

  1. University of Southampton UK

Author Information

  1. University of Southampton UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333596

Online ISBN: 9781444324716

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Keywords:

  • art history - contemporary perspectives on method;
  • historiography of art history - potent theme in discourses;
  • approaches and methods in study of the visual - vigorously debated;
  • works of art, ‘read’ in a variety of ways;
  • different modes of description and interpretation - inscribing meaning to art, art and its history most intricately linked;
  • art history and history of art history - intertwined as to be almost indistinguishable;
  • chosen method of enquiry - objects themselves and subjects of art history;
  • linking cognate fields - as philosophy, sociology, anthropology and art history;
  • social histories of art, feminist art history and queer art history - interacting with writing on art history;
  • role of Germany - locus for beginnings of art history, revisited