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Friday, 19 November 2010

Art History book of the week

Dialogues in Art History, from Mesopotamian to Modern: Readings for a new century
Published from Yale University Press, this book includes essays that address issues in Art History from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt to Mexico and Peru and from the Islamic world, China and Japan to the Renaissance, 18th and 19th century Europe. The Illustrations are good and there is an emphasis on the historical aspect of art, something that is often neglected in the theoretical frenzy of the last decades.
The book is impressive (in both size and time span) and offers views from some very interesting art historians of our times.

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