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Art's Agency and Art History re-articulates the relationship of the anthropology of art to key methodological and theoretical approaches in art history, sociology, and linguistics. * Explores important concepts and perspectives in the anthropology of art * Includes nine groundbreaking case studies by an internationally renowned group of art historians and art theorists * Covers a wide range of periods, including Bronze-Age China, Classical Greece, Rome, and Mayan, as well as the modern Western world * Features an introductory essay by leading experts, which helps clarify issues in the field * Includes numerous illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405135375
ISBN-10: 1405135379
Format: Hardback
(249mm x 166mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Robin Osborne

Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge. He writes widely across the range of Greek history, Greek archaeology, and Classical art history. He is the author of Archaic and Classical Greek Art (1998) and of Greek History (2004). Jeremy Tanner is a lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, where he teaches Classical archaeology and comparative art. He is the editor of The Sociology of Art: a Reader (2003), and the author of The Invention of Art History in Ancient Greece: Religion, Society and Artistic Rationalisation (2006)

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