A World Art History and Its Objects, Hardback Book

A World Art History and Its Objects Hardback



Is writing a world art history possible? Does the history of art as such even exist outside the Western tradition?

Is it possible to consider the history of art in a way that is not fundamentally Eurocentric?

In this highly readable and provocative book, David Carrier, a philosopher and art historian, does not attempt to write a world art history himself.

Rather, he asks the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written-or whether it is even possible to do so.

He also engages the political and moral issues raised by the idea of a multicultural art history.

Focusing on a consideration of intersecting artistic traditions, Carrier negotiates the way meaning and understanding shift or are altered when a visual object from one culture, for example, is inserted into the visual tradition of another culture.

A World Art History and Its Objects proposes the use of temporal narrative as a way to begin to understand a multicultural art history.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 200 pages, 13 Charts; 11 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
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  • Category: History of art / art & design styles
  • ISBN: 9780271034140



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