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What did you love best about Art History: A Very Short Introduction?
This is a book about methodology and theory within the academic field called "art history," rather than the development of art as a history. If you are looking for stories about how art involved from cave paintings to Picasso, this is definitely not the book you want. If you are looking for an answer to the question: "How should I look at a piece of art work" or "What the f* are those snobbish art historians talking about?" This could be a good beginning. Although Dana Arnold has worked with institutions in China and Turkey and she is aware of the Eurocentrism in the mainstream art history, this book is still largely a Eurocentric introduction of theories and methodology. Each chapter has so much left unsaid. But as writing is drawing boundaries on our ideas, Arnold has done an impressive work with the limited words.
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I was looking for history of art not art history whatever that is. only two characters briefly mentioned a bit of history about actual art.
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