Social History of Art, Volume 2: Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Volume 2
First published in 1951 Arnold Hauser's commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age. Exploring the interaction between art and society, Hauser effectively details social and historical movements and sketches the frameworks in which visual art is produced.
This new edition provides an excellent introduction to the work of Arnold Hauser. In his general introduction to The Social History of Art, Jonathan Harris asseses the importance of the work for contemporary art history and visual culture. In addition, an introduction to each volume provides a synopsis of Hauser's narrative and serves as a critical guide to the text, identifying major themes, trends and arguments.
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Review: The Social History of Art: Volume 2: Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque (Historia social de la literatura y del arte #2)User Review - Lazarus P Badpenny Esq - Goodreads
For those who believe that art - and therefore man - is a product of its time, this series is an eloquent and breathtakingly erudite necessity. Read full review
Review: The Social History of Art: Volume 2: Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque (Historia social de la literatura y del arte #2)User Review - Justin - Goodreads
good, concise analysis of a difficult era to understand... Read full review