History of Art by
Call Number: Central Library Art Books N380 .P56 1997
Publication Date: 1997-08-12
This completely revised and updated edition introduces the reader to the practices, challenges, questions and writings encountered in the study of art history. Marcia Pointon describes and analyzes various methods and approaches to the discipline--explaining the history of their differences and their effects on the practice of art history. Stressing the multi-faceted nature of the field, she discusses the relationship of art history to film, literature, design history and anthropology. She also covers training and vocational aspects of art history, and provides a wealth of information on different career opportunities. This edition covers recent debates in art history and contemporary changes in the discipline, as well as 20 new illustrations.