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Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond

Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond

  • by Robert H. Nelson
  • ISBN: 0271063769
  • ISBN-13: 9780271063768
This edition of Economics as Religion situates the influence of his work in the scholarly economic and theological conversations of today and reflects on the state of the economics profession and the potential implications for theology, ...

A World Art History and Its Objects

A World Art History and Its Objects

  • by David Carrier
  • ISBN: 0271034157
  • ISBN-13: 9780271034157
Explores the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written or if it is even possible to do so. Examines the political and moral issues raised by the consideration of a multicultural art history.

The Shaping of Art History: Meditations on a Discipline

The Shaping of Art History: Meditations on a Discipline

  • by Patricia Emison
  • ISBN: 0271033061
  • ISBN-13: 9780271033068
In this provocative book, Patricia Emison invites the reader to consider and reconsider how past thinkers—from Pliny and Alberti to Freud and Fried—have conceptualized the history of Western art.

Replications: Archaeology, Art History, Psychoanalysis

Replications: Archaeology, Art History, Psychoanalysis

  • by Whitney Davis, Richard W. Quinn (Editor)
  • ISBN: 0271015241
  • ISBN-13: 9780271015248
This book explores not only the differences between but also the common ground shared by archaeology, art history, and psychoanalysis.

The Dream of the Moving Statue

The Dream of the Moving Statue

  • by Kenneth Gross
  • ISBN: 0271029005
  • ISBN-13: 9780271029009
The book is about the fate of works of art and about the fate of our fantasies, words, and bodies, about the metamorphoses they undergo in our own and others’ minds.

Principles of Art History Writing

Principles of Art History Writing

  • by David Carrier
  • ISBN: 0271009454
  • ISBN-13: 9780271009452
Principles of Art History Writing traces the changes in the way in which writers about art represent the same works.

Changing Patrons: Social Identity and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Florence

Changing Patrons: Social Identity and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Florence

  • by Jill Burke
  • ISBN: 0271023627
  • ISBN-13: 9780271023625
Genuinely interdisciplinary, the book also casts light on broad issues of identity, power relations, and the visual arts in Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance.

 

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