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A realist theory of art history, Ian Verstegen

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A realist theory of art history
Title
A realist theory of art history
Statement of responsibility
Ian Verstegen
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Language
eng
Summary
"As the theoretical alignments within academia shift, this book introduces a surprising variety of realism to abolish the old positivist-theory dichotomy that has haunted Art History. Demanding frankly the referential detachment of the objects under study, the book proposes a stratified, multi-causal account of art history that addresses postmodern concerns while saving it from its errors of self-refutation. Building from the very basic distinction between intransitive being and transitive knowing, objects can be affirmed as real while our knowledge of them is held to be fallible. Several focused chapters address basic problems while introducing philosophical reflection into art history. These include basic ontological distinctions - society and culture, general and 'special' history, the discontinuity of cultural objects, the importance of definition for special history, scales, facets and fiat objects as forms of historical structure, the nature of evidence and proof, historical truth and controversies. Stressing critical realism as the stratified, multi-causal approach needed for productive research today in the academy, this book creates the subject of the ontology of art history and sets aside a theoretical space for metaphysical reflection, thus clarifying the usually muddy distinction between theory, methodology and historiography in art history"--
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DLC
Dewey number
707.2/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7480
LC item number
.V48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ontological explorations
Label
A realist theory of art history, Ian Verstegen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 168 pages
Isbn
9780415531511
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012027747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn774500114
  • (OCoLC)ocn853274005
Label
A realist theory of art history, Ian Verstegen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 168 pages
Isbn
9780415531511
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012027747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn774500114
  • (OCoLC)ocn853274005

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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