The Interpretation of Pictures

The Interpretation of Pictures

By: Mark Roskill (author)Paperback

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This volume examines the ways pictures are interpreted, discussing the practices of interpretation that inform the modern discipline of art history in contrast to those that prevailed in earlier periods. As an introductory text on the traditions and principles of interpretation, the book explores key methods and shows how the personalities and backgrounds of particular art historians have contributed to the character of their writings.

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About Author

Mark Roskill is professor of art history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of What Is Art History? and coauthor, with David Carrier, of Truth and Falsehood in Visual Images.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/1989
  • ISBN13: 9780870236617
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780870236617
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 087023661X

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