A distinguished group of eminent contributors reflect on the writings of Stephen Bann and his influence on the fields of visual studies, art history and cultural history. * A collection of essays reflecting on the influence of Stephen Bann on the fields of visual studies, art history and cultural history. * Written by a distinguished group of eminent scholars. * Engages with a wide range of subjects from French art and architecture to histories of the garden and painting in China. * Discusses and analyses many of the key debates and developments in art history, visual studies and cultural history. * Includes a portfolio of Bann's poem prints. * Continues the series started with About Michael Baxandall (Blackwell Publishing, 1999).
Deborah Cherry is Editor of the journal Art History and Professor of the History of Art at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London. Her publications include The Edwardian Era (co-edited, 1987), Treatise on the Sublime (co-edited, 1990), Painting Women: Victorian Women Artists (1993), Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture (2000), Speak English (2002) Art: History: Visual: Culture (2005), Between Luxury and the Everyday: Decorative Arts in Eighteenth-Century France (co-edited, 2005), and Local/Global: Women Artists in the Nineteenth Century (co-edited, 2006).
Introduction: About Stephen Bann: Deborah Cherry. Let There Be Irony: Cultural History And Media Archaeology In Parallel Lines: Wolfgang Ernst. Unfurled: Michael Fried. Re-Reading Inscriptions In Chinese Scroll Painting: The Eleventh To The Fourteenth Centuries: Zhang Hongxing. The Imaginative Dimension Of An Early Eighteenth-Century Garden: Wentworth Castle: Michael Charlesworth. Poem Prints. Faith In Materials: Christ Giving The Keys To Saint Peter By Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: Susan L. Siegfried. Giving Up On History? Challenges To The Hierarchy Of The Genres In Early Nineteenth-Century France: Paul Duro. Henri Labrouste And The Lure Of The Real: Romanticism, Rationalism And The Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve: Martin Bressani And Marc Grignon. Something Is Happening: Richard Shiff. Le Voyageur: The Perfect Traveller: Jean Louis Schefer. Stephen Bann Bibliography. Index.