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The Art Seminar


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The Art Seminar is a book series from Routledge and the University of College Cork that addresses some of the most challenging subjects in current writing on art. Each volume is based on a roundtable conversation between leading scholars and attempts to extend the boundaries of theorizing on each subject. Series Editor: James Elkins, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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The Spirit of Oriental Poetry

The Spirit of Oriental Poetry

1st Edition

Puran Singh
June 25, 2013

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Re-Enchantment

Re-Enchantment

1st Edition

James Elkins, David Morgan
October 06, 2008

The near-absence of religion from contemporary discourse on art is one of the most fundamental issues in postmodernism. Artists critical of religion can find voices in the art world, but religion itself, including spirituality, is taken to be excluded by the very project of modernism. The sublime,...

Renaissance Theory

Renaissance Theory

1st Edition

James Elkins, Robert Williams
April 25, 2008

Renaissance Theory presents an animated conversation among art historians about the optimal ways of conceptualizing Renaissance art, and the links between Renaissance art and contemporary art and theory. This is the first discussion of its kind, involving not only questions within Renaissance...

The State of Art Criticism

The State of Art Criticism

1st Edition

James Elkins, Michael Newman
December 17, 2007

Art criticism is spurned by universities, but widely produced and read. It is seldom theorized and its history has hardly been investigated. The State of Art Criticism presents an international conversation among art historians and critics that considers the relation between criticism and art...

Landscape Theory

Landscape Theory

1st Edition

Rachel DeLue, James Elkins
December 17, 2007

Artistic representations of landscape are studied widely in areas ranging from art history to geography to sociology, yet there has been little consensus about how to understand the relationship between landscape and art. This book brings together more than fifty scholars from these multiple&...

Photography Theory

Photography Theory

1st Edition

James Elkins
December 13, 2006

Photography Theory presents forty of the world's most active art historians and theorists, including Victor Burgin, Joel Snyder, Rosalind Krauss, Alan Trachtenberg, Geoffrey Batchen, Carol Squiers, Margaret Iversen and Abigail Solomon-Godeau in animated debate on the nature of photography....

Is Art History Global?

Is Art History Global?

1st Edition

James Elkins
December 13, 2006

This is the third volume in The Art Seminar, James Elkin's series of conversations on art and visual studies.Is Art History Global? stages an international conversation among art historians and critics on the subject of the practice and responsibility of global thinking within the discipline....

Art History Versus Aesthetics

Art History Versus Aesthetics

1st Edition

James Elkins
October 27, 2005

In this unprecedented collection, over twenty of the world's most prominent thinkers on the subject including Arthur Danto, Stephen Melville, Wendy Steiner, Alexander Nehamas, and Jay Bernstein ponder the disconnect between these two disciplines. The volume has a radically innovative structure: it...

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