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Visual Culture
Images and Interpretations
Norman Bryson, ed.; Michael Ann Holly, ed.; Keith Moxey, ed.

1994 • 461 pp. 124 illus. 6 x 9"
Art History / Film, TV, Visual Culture / Cultural Studies

$32.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6267-8
$23.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7423-7

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“This book succeeds brilliantly on the basis of … solid and thoughtful scholarship.”—New Art Examiner

Fifteen key art historians and cultural critics redefine the scope and concerns of scholarship on visual culture—a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art.

“We can no longer see, much less teach, transhistorical truths, timeless works of art, and unchanging critical criteria without a highly developed sense of irony about the grand narratives of the past,” declare the editors, who also coedited Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation (1990). The field of art history is not unique in finding itself challenged and enlarged by cultural debates over issues of class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and gender. Visual Culture assembles some of the foremost scholars of cultural studies and art history to explore new critical approaches to a history of representation seen as something
different from a history of art.

CONTRIBUTORS: Andres Ross, Michael Ann Holly, Mieke Bal, David Summers, Constance Penley, Kaja Silverman, Ernst Van Alphen, Norman Bryson, Wolfgang Kemp, Whitney Davis, Thomas Crow, Keith Moxey, John Tagg, Lisa Tickner.

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“A truly outstanding collection. It will become the standard in a quickly growing field of inquiry”—Mark A. Cheetham

NORMAN BRYSON is Professor of Fine Arts at Harvard University and author of Looking at the Overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life Painting (1990).

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