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Art & Visual Culture: A Reader

Art & Visual Culture: A Reader


Angeliki Lymberopolou

ISBN 9781849760485

Includes primary texts by artists, critics, art historians and philosophers, from Aristotle to John Berger and Lucy Lippard.

Produced in association with the Open University and organised in three parts. The first section, Medieval to Renaissance, 1000–1600, includes extracts from the writings of the Venerable Bede, Vasari, Bernard of Clairvaux, Aristotle, Erwin Panofsky, Nikolaus Pevsner, Erasmus and Walter Pater, among others, and sections on sacred art, Gothic architecture, the art of the crusades and the Renaissance.

The second part Patronage to the Public Sphere, 1600–1850 includes texts by W.J.T. Mitchell, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Crowe, Richard Shiff and Caspar David Freidrich and examines the city and the country, the golden age of Dutch painting, London and Paris, landscape design, exploration, neoclassicism and the birth of Romanticism.

The section on Exploring Art from Modernity to Globalisation, 1850–2010 includes writings by Marinetti, Gauguin, John Ruskin, William Morris, John Berger, Clement Greenberg, Lucy Lippard and Miwon Kwon examining modernism, the rise of abstraction, conceptual art and globalisation.