Art History

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Art history is a vast discipline, geographically, historically, and intellectually. In its initial centuries, art history dealt with Western art, but the boundaries of the field have since expanded. The canon continues to be redefined as histories of art in regions that had previously been ignored are brought into the mainstream. Traditional emphases on European art have been reduced, as the discipline reaches world-wide dimensions in which connections as much as differences have increasingly come into focus. Originating as a study much informed by ancient art, and then by the art of the Renaissance, the historical dimension of the discipline has also continuously advanced with time. More and more works and types of objects are made throughout the world, and art historians’ interests have increasingly shifted to more recent art. In the past half century art historians have also engaged more and more with questions of theory, method, and the history of the discipline. New approaches, often borrowed from other fields, have proliferated.

As a result of all this flux and ferment, it has become progressively more difficult to grasp the literature of the field, and to gain an orientation to current and perennial problems. Oxford Bibliographies in Art History responds to these needs and offers a trustworthy pathway through the thicket of information overload. Whether an expert in contemporary European art needs to read up on the art of ancient China for a book project or an undergraduate student needs to start a research paper on iconography in Renaissance art, Oxford Bibliographies in Art History will provide a trusted source of selective bibliographic guidance.

 

Editor in Chief

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann is Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and archaeology at Princeton University. A member of the Polish, Flemish, and Swedish academies of science, and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, among his many honors he has received the Palacky Medal for merit in Social Sciences from the Czech Academy. His books include Arcimboldo: Visual Jokes, Natural History, and Still-Life Painting; Painterly Enlightenment: the Art of Franz Anton Maulbertsch, 1724-1796; Toward a Geography of Art; Court, Cloister, and City: the Art and Culture of Central Europe, 1450-1800; The Mastery of Nature: Aspects of Art, Science, and Humanism in the Renaissance; and The School of Prague: Painting at the Court of Rudolf II, which won the Mitchell Prize in art history. In December 2010, Professor Kaufmann was awarded the degree of Doctor philosophiae honoris causa by the Technische Universität, Dresden, “for the quality of his scholarship, especially on Central Europe, its application as a basis in the effort to establish a more global history of art, and his services for international collaboration and mutual understanding among nations.” In 2013, he received an honorary degree (Doctor h.c.) from Masaryk University, Brno.

 


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FORMER EDITORIAL BOARD

University of Minnesota
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FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD

University of Minnesota
Princeton University
University of Vienna
The University of Chicago
University of Reading
University of Pittsburgh
The College of William and Mary
University of California, Santa Barbara

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

* = recently published

18th-Century Art

Michael Yonan
University of Missouri
Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
University of Delaware
Janis Tomlinson
University of Delaware
Dorothy Johnson
The University of Iowa

19th-Century Art

Claudia Wedepohl
University of London
Bernard Barryte
Stanford University
Simon Kelly
Saint Louis Art Museum
Petra Chu
Seton Hall University
Judith Glatzer Wechsler
Tufts University
Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
University of Delaware

20th-Century and Modern Art

John J. Curley
Wake Forest University
John O'Brian
University of British Columbia
Jessica Law
University of British Columbia
Jeff O'Brien
University of British Columbia
Reinhold Heller
The University of Chicago
Pepe Karmel
New York University

African Art

Peter Mark
Wesleyan University

Ancient and Classical Art

Paul Collins
University of Oxford
Richard Neer
The University of Chicago
Katharina Lorenz
University of Nottingham
Michael Squire
King's College London
Barbara A. Barletta
University of Florida
Jane Kershaw
University College London
James Graham-Campbell
University College London

Art Materials and Techniques

John Dixon Hunt
University of Pennsylvania
Kelley Wilder
De Montfort University
Oliver Grau
Intel Visual Computing Institute
Kristine Stiles
Duke University

Art of the Middle East and North Africa

Michael Seymour
Metropolitan Museum of Art
David J. Roxburgh
Harvard University

Art of the United States

Steven Leuthold
Northern Michigan University
James Farmer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Constance Cortez
Texas Tech University
David W. Penney
Smithsonian Institution

Art Theory and Methodology

Laurie Schneider Adams
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Noah Horowitz
Sotheby's Institute of Art
Robert Williams
University of California, Santa Barbara
Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann
Princeton University
Samuel Y. Edgerton
Williams College
Colum Hourihane
Princeton University
Andrew Hemingway
University College London
Daniel J. Sherman
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Griselda Pollock
University of Leeds

Byzantine and Medieval Art

Ellen C. Schwartz
Eastern Michigan University
Katherine Marsengill
Martha Easton
Seton Hall University
Mark Sandona
Hood College
Anne Derbes
Hood College
Genevra Kornbluth
Kirk Ambrose
University of Colorado Boulder

Contemporary Art

Robert Bailey
University of Oklahoma
Terry Smith
University of Pittsburgh
Julie Reiss
Christie's Education
Maya Balakirsky Katz
Touro College
K. Michael Hays
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Cristina Albu
University of Missouri, Kansas City

East Asian Art

Ken Tadashi Oshima
University of Washington
Claudia Brown
Arizona State University
Jennifer Purtle
University of Toronto

Latin American and Caribbean Art

James Farmer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Clara Bargellini
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Cecelia F. Klein
University of California, Los Angeles
Mary Miller
Yale University
Elena Shtromberg
The University of Utah
Joanne Pillsbury
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Linda Downs
Donald A. Proulx
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rex Koontz
University of Houston, School of Art
Alessia Frassani
Leiden University
Susan E. Bergh
Cleveland Museum of Art

Oceanic and Australian Art

Susan Cochrane

Renaissance and Baroque Art

Jane C. Hutchison
University of Wisconsin—Madison
Bruce Boucher
University of Virginia
Clare Robertson
University of Reading
Carmen Ripollés
Portland State University
Joyce de Vries
Auburn University
Evonne Levy
University of Toronto Mississauga
Linda Seidel
The University of Chicago
Frank Zöllner
Universität Leipzig
Clare Robertson
University of Reading
Amy Golahny
Lycoming College
Amy Frederick
Centre College
Catherine Scallen
Case Western Reserve University
Brian A. Curran
Pennsylvania State University
Ondřej Jakubec
Masaryk University

South and Southeast Asian Art

Dawn F. Rooney
Frederick Asher
University of Minnesota
Atreyee Gupta
Haus der Kunst
Christopher Pinney
University College London
Catherine Asher
University of Minnesota
Anna Seastrand
The University of Chicago

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