Practice of Persuasion by Keith P. F. Moxey
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Practice of Persuasion
By Keith P. F. Moxey

The Practice of Persuasion

Paradox and Power in Art History

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Practice of Persuasion by Keith P. F. Moxey

Book Description

This sequel to The Practice of Theory stresses the continued need for self-reflective awareness in art historical writing. Offering a series of meditations on the discipline of art history in the context of contemporary critical theory, Moxey addresses such central issues as the status of the canon, the nature of aesthetic value, and the character of historical knowledge. The chapters are linked by a common interest in, even fascination with, the paradoxical power of narrative and the identity of the authorial voice. Moxey maintains that art history is a rhetoric of persuasion rather than a discourse of truth. Each chapter in The Practice of Persuasion attempts to demonstrate the paradoxes inherent in a genre that-while committed to representing the past-must inevitably bear the imprint of the present. In Moxey's view, art history as a discipline is often unable to recognize its status as a regime of truth that produces historically determined meanings and so continues to act as if based on a universal aesthetic foundation. His new book should enable art historians to engage with the past in a manner less determined by tradition and more responsive to contemporary values and aspirations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801486753
ISBN-10: 0801486750
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 5mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Art History, Aesthetics, Visual Studies by Keith P. F. Moxey Art History, Aesthetics, Visual Studies, Paperback (February 2003)

This study explores the connections and differences between art history, aesthetics and visual studies as methods of investigating visual representation. It features essays by 15 scholars including David Carrier, Philip Fisher, Karen Lang, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Michael Kelly.

Subjects of Art History by Keith P. F. Moxey Subjects of Art History, Paperback (December 1998)

An introduction to the historiography and theory of the history of art.

Practice of Theory by Keith P. F. Moxey Practice of Theory, Paperback (February 1994)

Many art historians regard poststructuralist theory with suspicion; some even see its focus on the political dimension of language as hostile to an authentic study of the past. Keith Moxey bridges the gap between historical and theoretical...

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