Art History:The Basics
has been written as a concise and accessible introduc-tion for the interested general reader and the undergraduate approaching thesubject for the first time at college or university.It will give you answers to questions like:
What is art and art history?
What are the main methodologies used to understand art?
How have ideas about form,sex and gender shaped representation?
What connects art with psychoanalysis,semiotics and Marxism?
How are globalisation and postmodernism changing art and arthistory?Each chapter introduces key ideas,issues and debates in arthistory,includinginformation on relevant websites and image archives.Fully illustrated with an international range of artistic examples,
alsoincludes helpful subject summaries,further ideas for readingin each chapter,and a useful glossary for easy reference.Grant Pookelectures in the History and Philosophy of Art at the Universityof Kent.He is co-author of
Teach Yourself Art History
(2003) and the author of
Francis Klingender 1907–1955:A Marxist Art Historian Out of Time
(2007).Diana Newallcompleted her doctoral studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art.Previously an authoring consultant for the Open University’s
project,Diana works as a freelance lecturer and writer.