Chapter 8. Dancing Years, or Writing as a Way Out

  1. Dana Arnold Professor of Architectural History
  1. Adrian Rifkin professor of Art Writing former editor

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324716.ch8

Art History

Art History

How to Cite

Rifkin, A. (2010) Dancing Years, or Writing as a Way Out, in Art History (ed D. Arnold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324716.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Southampton UK

Author Information

  1. Goldsmiths College, London, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333596

Online ISBN: 9781444324716



  • dancing years, or writing - as a way out;
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss's The Savage Mind;
  • Arnold Hauser's The Philosophy of Art History or Herbert Read's The Meaning of Art;
  • Gerard David's Judgement of Cambyses - all-too caring and attentively administered torments of victim;
  • Jacques Rancière, in his Destin des images - ‘intolerance’ of a contemporary discourse on art;
  • pathosformel, splitting of subject - in perception and in the gaze of the other;
  • Vasarian concept of history of art;
  • Berenson's The Sense of Quality - Study and Criticism of Italian Art, text serving to animate desire