'Is writing a world art history possible? Does the history of art as such even exist outside the Western tradition? Is it possible to consider the history of art in a way that is not fundamentally Eurocentric? In this highly readable and provocative book, David Carrier, a philosopher and art historian, does not attempt to write a world art history himself. Rather, he asks the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written—or whether it is even possible to do so. He also engages the political and moral issues raised by the idea of a multicultural art history. Focusing on a consideration of intersecting artistic traditions, Carrier negotiates the way meaning and understanding shift or are altered when a visual object from one culture, for example, is inserted into the visual tradition of another culture. A World Art History and Its Objects proposes the use of temporal narrative as a way to begin to understand a multicultural art history.' - from back cover.

Includes a select bibliography and an index.
Access level

Onsite

author

David CARRIER

Location code REF.CAD2
Language

English

Keyword

art history

Publication/Creation date

2008

No of pages

170

ISBN / ISSN

9780271034157

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction
Overture: Islamic Carpets in European Paintings
Works of Art and Art-Historical Narratives
Monocultural Art-History Narrative
Why Monoculturalism is not the Whole Story
What Happens When Art-Making Traditions Intersect
Charts and Works of Art
The Importance of an Aesthetic
Exotic Aesthetics
How Exotic can Exotic Art be?
Our World Art History is Imperialism Seen Aesthetically
Mutual Respect as an Ethical Ideal
Conclusion: The Coming Transformation of Western Art History
A World Art History and its Objects
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A World Art History and its Objects