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Description - Toward a Geography of Art by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Art history traditionally classifics works of art by country as well as period, but often political borders and cultural boundaries are highly complex and fluid. Questions of identity, policy, and exchange make it difficult to determine the "place" of art, and often the art itself results from these conflicts of geography and culture. Addressing an important approach to art history, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann's book offers essays that focus on the intricacies of accounting for the geographical dimension of art history during the early modern period in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Toward a Geography of Art presents a historical overview of these complexities, debates contemporary concerns, and completes its exploration with a diverse collection of case studies. Employing the author's expertise in a variety of fields, the book delves into critical issues such as transculturation of indigenous traditions, mestizaje, the artistic metropolis, artistic diffusion, transfer, circulation, subversion, and center and periphery. What results is a foundational study that establishes the geography of art as a subject and forces us to reconsider assumptions about the place of art that underlic t

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226133126
ISBN-10: 0226133125
Format: Paperback
(218mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Pages: 488
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann is professor in the Department of Art and Archacology at Princeton University. Among his many books are Court, Cloister, and City and The School of Prague, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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