"Fictions of Art History" by Mark Ledbury

Fictions of Art History Mark Ledbury, Michael Hatt, Mark Ledbury

Series:
Clark Studies in the Visual Arts
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
01 Oct 2013
ISBN:
9780300191929
Dimensions:
256 pages: 241 x 178 x 18mm
Illustrations:
90 b&w illustrations

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"Fictions of Art History", the most recent addition to the Clark Studies in the "Visual Arts" series, addresses art history's complex relationships with fiction, poetry, and creative writing. Inspired by a 2010 conference, the volume examines art historians' viewing practices and modes of writing. How, the contributors ask, are we to unravel the supposed facts of history from the fictions constructed in works of art? How do art historians employ or resist devices of fiction, and what are the effects of those choices on the reader? In styles by turns witty, elliptical, and plain-speaking, the essays in "Fictions of Art History" are fascinating and provocative critical interventions in art history.

Mark Ledbury is Power Professor of Art History and Visual Culture and Director of the Power Institute at the University of Sydney.