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The Resource Origins, imitation, conventions : representation in the visual arts, James S. Ackerman

Origins, imitation, conventions : representation in the visual arts, James S. Ackerman

Label
Origins, imitation, conventions : representation in the visual arts
Title
Origins, imitation, conventions
Title remainder
representation in the visual arts
Statement of responsibility
James S. Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This collection contains studies written by art historian James Ackerman over the past decade. Whereas Ackerman's earlier work assumed a development of the arts as they responded to social, economic, political, and cultural change, his recent work reflects the poststructural critique of the presumption of progress that characterized Renaissance and modernist history and criticism. In this book he explores the tension between the authority of the past - which may act not only as a restraint but as a challenge and stimulus - and the potentially liberating gift of invention. He examines the ways in which artists and writers on art have related to ancestors and to established modes of representation, as well as to contemporary experiences. The "origins" studied here include the earliest art history and criticism; the beginnings of architectural drawing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance; Leonardo da Vinci's sketches for churches, the first in the Renaissance to propose supporting domes on sculpted walls and piers; and the first architectural photographs. "Imitation" refers to artistic achievements that in part depended on the imitation of forms established in practices outside the fine arts, such as ancient Roman rhetoric and print media. "Conventions," like language, facilitate communication between the artist and viewer, but are both more universal (understood across cultures) and more fixed (resisting variation that might diminish their clarity). The three categories are closely linked throughout the book, as most acts of representation partake to some degree of all three."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, James S
Dewey number
701/.18
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
N7480
LC item number
.A29 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art criticism
  • Art
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Poststructuralism
Label
Origins, imitation, conventions : representation in the visual arts, James S. Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47295757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780262011860
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001044155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Origins, imitation, conventions : representation in the visual arts, James S. Ackerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47295757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780262011860
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001044155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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