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By James Elkins

ISBN-10: 0415939429

ISBN-13: 9780415939423

ISBN-10: 0415939437

ISBN-13: 9780415939430

Stories of Art is James Elkins's intimate background of paintings. Concise and unique, this enticing ebook is an antidote to the behemoth paintings background textbooks from which we have been all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively, there can by no means be one tale of paintings. Cultures have their very own tales - approximately themselves, approximately different cultures - and to listen to all of them is a technique to listen to the a number of tales that artwork tells. yet each one folks additionally has our personal tale of artwork, a type of inner most paintings heritage made from the items we've seen, and enjoyed or hated, the consequences they'd on us, and the connections that will be drawn between them.


Elkins opens up the questions that conventional artwork heritage often avoids. What approximately the entire paintings now not produced in Western Europe or within the Europeanized Americas? Is it attainable to incorporate Asian artwork and Indian paintings in ‘the story?’ What occurs while one does? to assist us locate solutions, he makes use of either Western and non-Western works of art, tables of contents from paintings histories written in cultures open air the centre of Western ecu culture, and surprisingly significant diagrams of ways works of art may attach via a unmarried person. actual multiculturalism can be an impossibility, yet paintings fanatics can each one create a ‘story of paintings’ that's correct for themselves.

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Tales of artwork is James Elkins's intimate heritage of paintings. Concise and unique, this attractive publication is an antidote to the behemoth artwork heritage textbooks from which we have been all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively, there can by no means be one tale of paintings. Cultures have their very own tales - approximately themselves, approximately different cultures - and to listen to all of them is a technique to listen to the a number of tales that paintings tells.

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