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This should really be titled "Theories on NEW art history". As a mature student I came to art history as an outsider and was surprised to find a debate raging in academia over re-interpreting art & history through contemporary hang-ups. This book refers mostly to modern ideologies in making a pseudo science of art history. There are plenty of "isms" - Marxism, feminism, post-colonialism, etc but not much art. It worries me when art historians identify themselves with these leanings as it surely undermines objectivity & research. I guess the book is useful to have an alternative view so I'll keep it even though I dislike it. As a holiday book I found it a very handy size for swatting wasps.