Art History

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Art history is a vast discipline, geographically, historically, and intellectually. In its initial centuries, art history dealt with Western art, but the boundaries of the field have since expanded. The canon continues to be redefined as histories of art in regions that had previously been ignored are brought into the mainstream. Traditional emphases on European art have been reduced, as the discipline reaches world-wide dimensions in which connections as much as differences have increasingly come into focus. Originating as a study much informed by ancient art, and then by the art of the Renaissance, the historical dimension of the discipline has also continuously advanced with time. More and more works and types of objects are made throughout the world, and art historians’ interests have increasingly shifted to more recent art. In the past half century art historians have also engaged more and more with questions of theory, method, and the history of the discipline. New approaches, often borrowed from other fields, have proliferated.

As a result of all this flux and ferment, it has become progressively more difficult to grasp the literature of the field, and to gain an orientation to current and perennial problems. Oxford Bibliographies in Art History responds to these needs and offers a trustworthy pathway through the thicket of information overload. Whether an expert in contemporary European art needs to read up on the art of ancient China for a book project or an undergraduate student needs to start a research paper on iconography in Renaissance art, Oxford Bibliographies in Art History will provide a trusted source of selective bibliographic guidance.


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Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann is Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and archaeology at Princeton University. A member of the Polish, Flemish, and Swedish academies of science, and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, among his many honors he has received the Palacky Medal for merit in Social Sciences from the Czech Academy. His books include Arcimboldo: Visual Jokes, Natural History, and Still-Life Painting; Painterly Enlightenment: the Art of Franz Anton Maulbertsch, 1724-1796; Toward a Geography of Art; Court, Cloister, and City: the Art and Culture of Central Europe, 1450-1800; The Mastery of Nature: Aspects of Art, Science, and Humanism in the Renaissance; and The School of Prague: Painting at the Court of Rudolf II, which won the Mitchell Prize in art history. In December 2010, Professor Kaufmann was awarded the degree of Doctor philosophiae honoris causa by the Technische Universität, Dresden, “for the quality of his scholarship, especially on Central Europe, its application as a basis in the effort to establish a more global history of art, and his services for international collaboration and mutual understanding among nations.” In 2013, he received an honorary degree (Doctor h.c.) from Masaryk University, Brno.



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University of Reading
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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Laurie Schneider Adams
John Jay College, CUNY
Noah Horowitz
Sotheby's Institute of Art
Cecelia F. Klein
University of California, Los Angeles
Robert Williams
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bernard Barryte
Stanford University
Michael Seymour
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Elena Shtromberg
University of Utah
Ellen C. Schwartz
Eastern Michigan University
Constance Cortez
Texas Tech University
Joanne Pillsbury
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Terry Smith
University of Pittsburgh
Katherine Marsengill
Reinhold Heller
University of Chicago
John Dixon Hunt
University of Pennsylvania
Evonne Levy
University of Toronto
Mark Sandona
Hood College
Anne Derbes
Hood College
Richard Neer
University of Chicago
Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann
Princeton University
Samuel Y. Edgerton
Williams College
Frederick Asher
University of Minnesota
Kelley Wilder
De Montfort University
Colum Hourihane
Princeton University
Julie Reiss
Christie's Education
Pepe Karmel
New York University
Dorothy Johnson
University of Iowa
Linda Seidel
University of Chicago
Ken Tadashi Oshima
University of Washington
Maya Balakirsky Katz
Touro College
Frank Zöllner
Universität Leipzig
Andrew Hemingway
University College London
Clare Robertson
University of Reading
Atreyee Gupta
Haus der Kunst
Daniel J. Sherman
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
David W. Penney
Smithsonian Institution
Kristine Stiles
Duke University
Christopher Pinney
University College London
Claudia Brown
Arizona State University
Brian A. Curran
Pennsylvania State University
Kirk Ambrose
University of Colorado Boulder
Catherine Asher
University of Minnesota
Barbara A. Barletta
University of Florida
David J. Roxburgh
Harvard University
Anna Seastrand
University of Chicago
Griselda Pollock
University of Leeds
Jennifer Purtle
University of Toronto


Aby Warburg
Claudia Wedepohl
Achaemenid Art and Architecture
Matthew Canepa
African American Art
Kirsten Buick
Agnolo Bronzino
Elizabeth Pilliod
Akan/Asante Art
Catherine Hale
American Art of the 19th Century
Alan Wallach
College of William and Mary
Ancient Pueblo (Anasazi) Art
James Farmer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Angkor and Environs
Dawn Rooney
Baan Sansiri
Art and Architecture of Iran
Ladan Akbarnia
The British Museum
Art and Architecture of Portugal
Annemarie Jordan-Gschwend
CHAM, Switerland and Lisbon, Portugal
Art and Architecture of the Viceroyalty of Peru
Thomas Cummins
Art and Propaganda
Evonne Levy
University of Toronto
Art of Bohemia and Moravia prior to 1800
Ondřej Jakubec
Masaryk University
Art of Colombia c.1500-Present
Patricia Zalamea Fajardo
Universidad de los Andes
Art of the Plains Peoples
Steven Leuthold
Northern Michigan University
Art Theory from 1800
Robert Williams
University of California, Santa Barbara
Arts of Senegambia
Peter Mark
Arts of the Pacific Islands
Susan Cochrane
independent scholar
Assyrian Art and Architecture
Paul Collins
University of Oxford
Australian Aboriginal Art
Howard Morphy
John Carty
Barbizon Painting
Simon Kelly
Annemarie Jaeggi
Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung
Benvenuto Cellini
Dimitrios Zikos
Mary Ellen Miller
Yale University
Carolingian Art
Eric Ramirez-Weaver
University of Virginia
Chaco Canyon and Other Early Art in the North American Southwest
James Farmer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Chan Chan
Joanne Pillsbury
Getty Research Institute
Clement Greenberg
John O'Brian
University of British Columbia
Jessica Law
University of British Columbia
Jeff O'Brien
University of British Columbia
Robert Bailey
University of Oklahoma
Czech Republic
Vojtěch Lahoda
Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Marc Dachy
Destruction in Art
Kristine Stiles
Duke University
Diego Rivera
Linda Downs
College Art Associaiton
Ulrich Pfisterer
Edouard Manet
Carol Armstrong
Eugène Delacroix
Nina Kallmyer
Extensions of South Asian Art (in China, in Southeast Asia, in the Diaspora)
Risha Lee
Feminism and Art History in the 19th century
Ruth E. Iskin
Francesco Borromini
John Beldon Scott
University of Iowa
Francisco Jos� Goya y Lucientes
Janis Tomlinson
University of Delaware
Frida Kahlo
Adriana Zavala
Giorgio Vasari
Liana Cheney
University of Aldo Moro
Jaynie Anderson
University of Melbourne
Bernd Nicolai
Gustave Courbet
Petra Chu
Seton Hall UNiversity
Habsburgs and the Arts
Annemarie Jordan-Gschwend
CHAM, Switerland and Lisbon, Portugal
Harappan Art and Architecture
J. Mark Kenoyer
University of Wisconson-Madison
Hieronymus Bosch
Matthijs Ilsink
History of Curating
Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Jane Roos
Inca Architecture
Jean-Pierre Protzen
Insular Art
Colum Hourihane
Islamic Architecture
Naby Avcioglu
Jacopo da Pontormo
Elizabeth Pilliod
Jean-Baptiste-Sim�on Chardin
Jennifer Milam
Jean-Honor� Fragonard
Jennifer Milam
Jewish Art, Medieval to Early Modern
Katrin Kogman-Appel
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Katsushika Hokusai
Matthi Forrer
Elizabeth Pilliod
Lynn Ransom
Merovingian Art
Genevra Kornbluth
Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art
Gao Minglu
Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art
Ming Tiampo
Reiko Tomii
Modern Sculpture
Caterina Pierre
CUNY Kingsborough
Nasca Art
Donald Proulx
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
New Media Art
Oliver Grau
Danube University
Olmec art
Rex Koontz
University of Houston
Paul Cezanne
Jayne Warman
Pieter Lastman
Amy Golahny
Margaret Werth
Post-Modern Architecture
Michael Hays
Harvard University
Prehispanic Art of Colombia
Alessia Frassani
Qing Dynasty Architecture
Cary Y. Liu
Princeton University Art Museum
Qing Dynasty Ceramics and Other Applied Arts
Claudia Brown
Arizona State University
Robert Williams
University of California, Santa Barbara
Elizabeth C. Mansfield
Rembrandt van Rijn
Catherine Scallen
Amy Frederick
Jennifer Milam
Roman Art
Michael Squire
King's College London
Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
University of Delaware
Sandro Botticelli
Damian Dombrowski
University of Würzburg
Sasanian Art
Matthew Canepa
Science and contemporary art
Cristina Albu
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Jan von Bonsdorff
Uppsala university
The Enlightenment
Michael Yonan
University of Missouri
The Taj Mahal
Ebba Koch
Vienna University
Théodore Géricault
Nina Kallmyer
Viking Art
James Graham-Campbell
University College London
Viking Art
Jane Kershaw
University College London
Wari (Huari) Empire
Susan E. Bergh
Cleveland Museum of Art
Jerzy Miziolek
West African Art
Catherine Hale

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