Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen Melville, Bill Readings
      Pages 3-28
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Stephen Melville
      Pages 31-37
    3. Griselda Pollock
      Pages 38-66
    4. Michael Ann Holly
      Pages 67-89
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Norman Bryson
      Pages 174-194
    3. Hal Foster
      Pages 215-248
  5. Part IV

About this book


This volume brings together the work of distinguished critics and art historians in order to reflect and assess the impact of current critical theory on the discipline and practice of art history. Centring on the intersection of questions of vision with the problematic of textuality, the book addresses how issues of politics, semiotics, psychoanalysis and historiography have contributed to the emergent terms and practices of the new art histories.


aesthetics critical theory German Museum pain politics psychoanalysis semiotics work

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Melville
    • 1
  • Bill Readings
    • 2
  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Université de MontréalCanada

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