Rethinking the Baroque

Rethinking the Baroque

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Retrieving the term 'baroque' from the margins of art history, scholars from a range of disciplines demonstrate that it is a productive means to engage with art history and theory. Rather than attempting to provide a survey of baroque as a chronological or geographical conception, the essays here attempt critical re-engagement with the term 'baroque'-its promise, its limits, and its overlooked potential-in relation to the visual arts.It traces his own discomfiture with the term a#39;baroquea#39; and offers a valuable insight into the politics of the term in US academic art history, in particular from the 1960s to the present. Claire Faragoa#39;s essay calls for a reconsideration of baroque artanbsp;...

Title:Rethinking the Baroque
Author:Helen Hills
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2011


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