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The Resource The practice of theory : poststructuralism, cultural politics, and art history, Keith Moxey

The practice of theory : poststructuralism, cultural politics, and art history, Keith Moxey

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The practice of theory : poststructuralism, cultural politics, and art history
Title
The practice of theory
Title remainder
poststructuralism, cultural politics, and art history
Statement of responsibility
Keith Moxey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many art historians regard poststructuralist theory with suspicion; some even see its focus on the political dimension of language as hostile to an authentic study of the past. Keith Moxey bridges the gap between historical and theoretical approaches with the provocative argument that we cannot have one without the other. "If art history is to take part in the processes of cultural transformation that characterize our society," he writes, "then its historical narratives must come to terms with the most powerful and influential theories that currently determine the way in which we conceive of ourselves." After exploring how the insights offered by deconstruction and semiotics change our understanding of representation, ideology, and authorship, Moxey himself puts theory into practice. In a series of engaging essays accompanied by twenty-eight illustrations, he first examines the impact of cultural values on Erwin Panofsky's writings. Taking a fresh look at work by artists from Albrecht Durer and Erhard Schoen to Barbara Kruger and Julian Schnabel, he then examines the process by which the generic boundaries between "high" and "low" art have helped to sustain class and gender differences. Making particular reference to the literature on Martin Schongauer, Moxey also considers the value of art history when it is reduced to artist's biography. Moxey's interpretation of the work of Hieronymus Bosch not only reassesses its intelligence and imagination, but also brings to light its pragmatic conformity to elite definitions of artistic "genius." With his compelling analysis of the politics of interpretation, Moxey draws attention to a vital aspect of the cultural importance of history
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moxey, Keith P. F.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Art
  • Poststructuralism
  • Art criticism
  • Art
  • Déconstruction
  • Critique d'art
  • Art criticism
  • Art
  • Poststructuralism
  • Kunstgeschiedenis (wetenschap)
  • Kunsttheorie
  • Poststructuralisme
  • Art
  • Déconstruction
  • Poststructuralisme
  • Kunstgeschichte
  • Kulturpolitik
  • Poststrukturalismus
  • ART / Criticism & Theory
Label
The practice of theory : poststructuralism, cultural politics, and art history, Keith Moxey
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn622593364
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 153 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729027
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  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctv2dvgzm
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  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)622593364
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The practice of theory : poststructuralism, cultural politics, and art history, Keith Moxey
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn622593364
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 153 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729027
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvgzm
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)622593364
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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