Explorations in Art History
Explorations in Art History: Connecting Objects and Ideas is an anthology of articles written within the past 100 years. The articles, taken from art history and related disciplines, offer insight in provocative ways. Rather than merely giving facts and statistics, the material in the book provides interpretive discussions of works of art based on key questions in the discipline.
The selected readings address topics such as iconography and iconology, historical narrative in ancient Near Eastern art, and painting in seventeeth-century Flanders. Readings new to this edition discuss narrative cinema and melancholy in relation to Albrecht Dürer’s work. The articles cover a wide range of subjects from ancient to modern art, from Mesopotamia to mass-produced kitsch.
Explorations in Art History can be used in any introduction to art or art history survey course. It is also appropriate for liberal studies and studio art programs.