Global and Local Art Histories

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Celina Jeffery, Gregory Minissale
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Mar 26, 2009 - Art - 295 pages
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There are now many books on postcolonial theory, yet relatively few of them gather together sustained, dynamic and insightful analyses of visuality, art and art history outside of hegemonic Euro-American themes and concerns. Global and Local Art Histories explores what it means to have a global and local experience of art. The 15 essays published here suggest ways of interpreting works of art from a broad range of cultural perspectives, many of them transcultural.

Here are voices contesting concepts of history and culture, evaluating and exploring global and local identities in a changing world. Because of the variety of different approaches and cultural perspectives that Global and Local Art Histories brings together, the book presents a unique opportunity to question what we mean by that dangerously globalising category: “the work of art” and “art history” exploring “g-local” approaches that challenge such falsely universalising rubrics.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
27
CHAPTER THREE
43
CHAPTER FOUR
59
CHAPTER FIVE
84
CHAPTER SIX
99
CHAPTER SEVEN
117
CHAPTER EIGHT
145
CHAPTER NINE
170
CHAPTER TEN
186
CHAPTER ELEVEN
207
CHAPTER TWELVE
231
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
245
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
269
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
283
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About the author (2009)

Celina Jeffery is an art historian specialising in sculpture, new media, and cross-cultural interactions, with a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex. She is the Senior Curator, Savannah College of Art and Design and co-founder and editor of Drain: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture.

Gregory Minissale completed his doctoral research in Islamic art and archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has taught approaches to non-Western art history in the US and the UK, and is author of the groundbreaking, Images of Thought: Visuality in Islamic India, 1550-1750.

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