Biographies and Space
Placing the Subject in Art and Architecture
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Biographies and Space by Dana Arnold
Book DescriptionBringing together a collection of high-profile authors, Biographies and Space presents essays exploring the relationship between biography and space and how specific subjects are used as a means of explaining sets of social, cultural and spatial relationships. Biographical methods of historical investigation can bring out the authentic voice of subjects, revealing personal meanings and strategies in space as well as providing a means to analyze relations between the personal and the social. Writing about both actual (architectural) and imagined (pictorial) space, the authors consider issues of gender, childhood, sexuality and race, highlighting an increasing fluidity and interaction between theory, methods and history. Biographies and Space is an original and exciting new book, with direct relevance to both architectural and art history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415365512
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dana Arnold
Companion to British Art, Paperback (January 2016)
Over the last two decades, British art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries has been one of the most lively and innovative areas of art-historical study.
Architectural Aesthetics, Hardback (October 2015)View all books by Dana Arnold
What happens when contemporary cultural theory is applied to historical images? In this book, the author explores the creative possibilities of revisiting representations of architecture armed with contemporary theoretical models.
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Author Biography - Dana Arnold
Dana Arnold is Professor of Architectural History at the University of Southampton. She has written extensively on art and architectural history and theory. Recent books include Rural Urbanism (2006); Art History: a very short introduction (2004) and the edited volume Rethinking Architectural Historiography (2006) Joanna Sofaer is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Southampton. She has published widely on ancient and modern material culture. She is the author of The Body as Material Culture: A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology (2006), and editor of Material Identities (2007).
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