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Real Spaces: World Art History and the Rise of Western Modernism
David Summers sets forth that current formalist, contextual and post-structural approaches fail to provide an adequate account of all art, particularly art produced outside the Western tradition. HeExpand
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"Form," Nineteenth-Century Metaphysics, and the Problem of Art Historical Description
It has seemed to me for some time that a discussion should be begun concerning the descriptive language of the history of art. The transformation of works into words is of crucial importance and in aExpand
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The Judgment of Sense: Renaissance Naturalism and the Rise of Aesthetics
List of figures Preface List of abbreviations Introduction 1. The primacy of sight 2. The fallacies of sight 3. The harmony of the spheres 4. The harmony of the senses 5. The common sense 6. SpiritusExpand
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Contrapposto: Style and Meaning in Renaissance Art
It was thought for a long time that the Torso Belvedere was discovered in the Campo dei Fiori during the years of the reign of Julius II. In 1899, however, Lanciani argued that it was not the TorsoExpand
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Form and gender
Pour l'invention d'un nouveau langage analytique en histoire de l'art: sur les concepts de forme et de matiere selon Aristote et Kant, leur relation et leur profonde distinction de genre.
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Michelangelo on Architecture
Michelangelo wrote next to nothing about his own art. The few ideas which are now generally regarded as his have mostly been inferred from the indirect evidence of his poetry, from critical analysisExpand
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Conventions in the History of Art
W HEN I was first asked to write this essay, I declined: I had no sooner done so, however, than I began to notice that the word convention appeared much more frequently than I had realized in artExpand
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