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Published: 26 February 2009

600 Pages | 64 halftones


ISBN: 9780199229840

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The Art of Art History

A Critical Anthology

New Edition

Donald Preziosi

Oxford History of Art

  • A selection of the most influential and innovative writing on art history of the past two centuries
  • Includes over thirty readings from all the major writers on art history, from Winckelmann to Foucault
  • Each section focuses on a key issue, with an editorial introduction to provide background information, further reading, and critical elucidations of the issues at stake
  • New updated and expanded edition includes sixteen newly incorporated extracts by key figures, from Giorgio Vasari to Walter Benjamin

New to this Edition:

  • Sixteen new extracts from key figures, from Giorgio Vasari to Walter Benjamin
  • New section on art and globalization, including the most important new writing on the subject
  • New concluding essay from Donald Preziosi reflecting on the tasks of the art historian today

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