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ART HISTORY AND EMERGENCY: CRISES IN THE VISUAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES. Ed. by David Breslin and Darby English. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2016. Clark Studies in the Visual Arts. Distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven. 162 pp. with 40 ills. 25 x 19 cm. LC 2015-45975 ISBN 9780300218756 In English.
Published in conjunction with a confernce of the same name held at the Clark Art Institute in November, 2014. Publisher's description: Art History and Emergency assesses art history's role and responsibilities in what has been described as the "humanities crisis" -- the perceived decline in the practical applications of the humanities in modern times. This timely collection of critical essays and creative pieces addresses several thought-provoking questions on the subject. For instance, as this so-called crisis is but the latest of many, what part has "crisis" played in the humanities' history? How are artists, art historians, and professionals in related disciplines responding to current pressures to prove their worth? How does one defend the practical value of knowing how to think deeply about objects and images without losing the intellectual intensity that characterizes the best work in the discipline? Does art history as we know it have a future?
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 170837
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