Art's Agency and Art History

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Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   June 11, 2007
ISBN  1405135379
Pages  244

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Art's Agency and Art History re-articulates the relationship of the anthropology of art to key methodological and theoretical approaches in art history, sociology, and linguistics.


  • Explores important concepts and perspectives in the anthropology of art
  • Includes nine groundbreaking case studies by an internationally renowned group of art historians and art theorists
  • Covers a wide range of periods, including Bronze-Age China, Classical Greece, Rome, and Mayan, as well as the modern Western world
  • Features an introductory essay by leading experts, which helps clarify issues in the field
  • Includes numerous illustrations

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