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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent anthology
Selecting choice texts from within 'the canon', from Vasari to some of the most up to date thinking on theory and methodology, this anthology is to be recommended to all students of art history, as providing an excellent overview of the various traditions within art history. Each chapter deals with a different art historian and their writing, while the chapters are...
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36 of 51 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A valiant, but only partially successful effort
The New Oxford History of Art represents the first massive effort to rethink this field in detail since Nikolaus Pevsner launched the Pelican History fifty years ago. The volumes are well printed, advantageously priced, and generally refreshing in their point of view. Preziosi's volume is sui generis in that instead of dealing with a period or theme, it is a second...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent anthology, 17 Sep 2011
This review is from: The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology (Oxford History of Art) (Paperback)
Selecting choice texts from within 'the canon', from Vasari to some of the most up to date thinking on theory and methodology, this anthology is to be recommended to all students of art history, as providing an excellent overview of the various traditions within art history. Each chapter deals with a different art historian and their writing, while the chapters are grouped together into wider schools of thought.
It is an attractively presented work within an excellent series, and works well as a companion to the other works in the OHA.
I am finding it indispensable in my university career, and would recommend it to those studying or working at any level within the discipline as an excellent critical overview of the subject, as well as an incredibly useful guide to theory and methodology.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 21 Nov 2012
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This review is from: The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology (Oxford History of Art) (Paperback)
Hard going but very useful for academic art history work. Preziosi's introductions make the texts more comprehensible and put them in context.
Would be useful to bring out an e-book of this edition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy and Hard Core, 26 Nov 2013
This review is from: The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology (Oxford History of Art) (Paperback)
Imagine this book as the Game of Thrones of the History of Art world, (just with all the sex and brutality left out). Really hard going and only rewarding if you are in the mood for wading through lots of mud. Its great though, its on my postgrad reading list, so it must be good, I will finish it, I will, I will........
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36 of 51 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A valiant, but only partially successful effort, 24 Nov 1998
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The New Oxford History of Art represents the first massive effort to rethink this field in detail since Nikolaus Pevsner launched the Pelican History fifty years ago. The volumes are well printed, advantageously priced, and generally refreshing in their point of view. Preziosi's volume is sui generis in that instead of dealing with a period or theme, it is a second order study--of the study of art history. It combines an anthology with interspersed commentary. Unfortunately, the Preziosi commentary, demonstrating the author's effort to find a new approach, is marred by opaque language and a sketchy presentation of ideas. For example, he says that one of his approaches will be based on the principle of the anamorphic image. Although he reproduces one by Holbein, he does not adequately explain it. Still, for those with an interest in the subject this volume is worth struggling with.
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2.0 out of 5 stars My point:, 4 Jun 2013
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Great considering the time delivery but huge amount of crossing out and to many underlinings. So my rate is between 2 and 3 stars!
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