Field Notes on the Visual Arts

Edited by Karen Lang

Field Notes on the Visual Arts

Edited by Karen Lang

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

340 pages | 150 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2019
Paper $37.00 ISBN: 9781783209965 Published August 2019
Cloth $106.50 ISBN: 9781789381559 Published August 2019

What is the relation of art and history? What is art today? Why does art affect us?  In Field Notes on the Visual Arts, seventy-five scholars, curators, and artists traverse chronology and geography to reveal the meanings and dilemmas of art. Organized under seven major headings—anthropomorphism, appropriation, contingency, detail, materiality, time, and tradition—the contributions are written by historians of art, literature, culture, and science, as well as archaeologists, anthropologists, philosophers, curators, and artists. By bringing together voices that are generally separated both inside and outside the academy, Field Notes on the Visual Arts makes clear that the work of art is both meaningful and resistant to meaning.

Contents

Acknowledgments 

Introduction 

PART 1: Anthropomorphism

Part 2: Appropriation

Part 3: Contingency

Part 4: Detail

Part 5: Materiality

Part 6: Mimesis

Part 7: Time

Part 8: Tradition

Contributors

Short Bibliography

Index

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