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The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

John Morrill (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

To mark its centenary in 2002, the British Academy invited leading universities around the UK to host public lectures on the current state of and future prospects for a cross section of the ... More


Liberal Imaginaries of Guantánamo

Rebecca A. Adelman

in Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281671
eISBN:
9780823284788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281671.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In its depictions of Guantánamo Bay detainees, the state’s agenda is obvious. But the state is not the only entity that mediates detainees’ voices: so, too, do the individuals and organizations that ... More


The Arts of History and the Arts of Rule

Mark Thurner

in History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035383
eISBN:
9780813038940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035383.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the enduring complicities between the “arts of history” and the “arts of rule” in colonial Peru, principally via the foundational texts of Inca Garcilaso. This chapter probes ... More


Lost Knowledge and the History of the Arts

Paola Bertucci

in Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300227413
eISBN:
9780300231625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227413.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter situates the emergence of the projects on the “history of the arts” in the political and cultural contexts of the 1660s, particularly with respect to the memorandum on trade that Colbert ... More


Looking: Wölfflin’s Comparative Vision

Zeynep Çelik Alexander

in Kinaesthetic Knowing: Aesthetics, Epistemology, Modern Design

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226485201
eISBN:
9780226485348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226485348.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

While the art historian Heinrich Wölfflin was enthusiastic about kinaesthetic knowing in his earliest writings, he increasingly lost faith, eventually relegating it to the negative pole of the ... More


The Visual Arts

Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034010
eISBN:
9780813039367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034010.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Before Eliot went to Paris, he was already endowed with some basic knowledge of the visual arts as he had been able to take courses such as the History of Ancient Art and Florentine Painting when he ... More


Warburgian Image Practices

David L. Marshall

in The Weimar Origins of Rhetorical Inquiry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226722214
eISBN:
9780226722351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226722351.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Weimar Origins of Rhetorical Inquiry shows how we can re-read German intellectual culture between 1918 and 1933 when we have a rich sense of a tradition of thought that scholars of the Weimar ... More


The stile moderno and the Art of History: Artisanship and Historical Consciousness in the Works of Dario Castello

Rebecca Cypess

in Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226319445
eISBN:
9780226319582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319582.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Early modern composers distinguished themselves from their predecessors by referring to their work as “modern”; these assertions of modernity reflect a growing historical consciousness—a desire to ... More


The Limits of Irony: Manet’s Painting

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In his study of Manet, Foucault sought to understand and to explain: what about Manet’s paintings as paintings had so radically altered the history of art? Foucault explained with exactitude how ... More


Meaning of Works of the Arts and of Artworks

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A second idea that is central in the alternative conceptual framework proposed for thinking about the art is the idea of the meaning of a work of the arts. The English word “meaning” is multivalent. ... More


Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Marilina Cesario and Hugh Magennis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This edited collection explores how knowledge was preserved and reinvented in the Middle Ages. Unlike previous publications, which are predominantly focused either on a specific historical period or ... More


Co-Mix and Exhibitions: Interview with Art Spiegelman

Kim A. Munson

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0040
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 2017 interview conducted by art historian Kim A. Munson with Pulitzer prize winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman about his touring retrospective Co-Mix, exhibition ... More


Epilogue

Dalia Judovitz

in Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277438
eISBN:
9780823280551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277438.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The epilogue presents a reassessment of La Tour’s reception and pictorial impact in light of his unique and inexplicable disappearance from the annals of art history. His pictorial legacies to both ... More


Introduction

Marilina Cesario and Hugh Magennis

in Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Introduction begins by placing the present volume in the context of previous and current work on the subject of medieval knowledge. It goes on to give an outline of medieval perspectives on the ... More


The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness

Emanuele Lugli

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226612492
eISBN:
9780226612522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612522.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Starting in the late twelfth century, the governments of Italy’s newly-formed city-republics rejected imperial measurement standards and created new local ones, displaying them in their main squares. ... More


Dissonant Translations: Artistic Sources of Innovation in Creative Industries

Michael Hutter

in Moments of Valuation: Exploring Sites of Dissonance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702504
eISBN:
9780191772191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702504.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Innovation

The chapter reconstructs the way in which the artistic value of original works is translated into a successful creative product. The process is split into a first phase, in which the product is ... More


The Stela of the Laws of Hammurabi and the Representation of Political Power

Pamela Barmash

in The Laws of Hammurabi: At the Confluence of Royal and Scribal Traditions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197525401
eISBN:
9780197525432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525401.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explains how the Stela (stone monument) of the Laws of Hammurabi was employed as a manifestation of political power. A royal investiture scene is at the top of the Stela, and the artist ... More


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