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  The end of the history of art?

Belting, Hans
Other(s) author(s) : Wood, Christopher S, [itzultzaile]Language : EnglishChicago ; London : University of Chicago, 1987118 orrialde ; 20 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-226-04217-0.Art -- History | Art criticism | Translated as : L'histoire de l'art est-elle finie?
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In two stimulating essays, renowned art historian Hans Belting offers both a lucid discussion of the conceptual models that have shaped the discipline and a critical overview of current methodological issues in the study of art. Belting suggest art should be examined in the context of prevailing attitudes rather than in the context of normative judgments carried forward by traditional art historians from the Renaissance on.
The central theme of the title essay is the estrangement of modern art-historical scholar-ship from the contemporary practice and experience of art. What Belting means by "the end of the history of art" is not the death of the discipline, butb the end of a particular conception of artistic development as a meaningful, progressive historical sequence. Rather than proposing a new model, Belting advocates increased focus on individual works in their settings, an approach that would allow for constant revision of our understanding of art itself. Belting concludes his examination of the state of the discipline with proposals for its future tasks.

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