The Resource History and its images : art and the interpretation of the past, Francis Haskell

History and its images : art and the interpretation of the past, Francis Haskell

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History and its images : art and the interpretation of the past
Title
History and its images
Title remainder
art and the interpretation of the past
Statement of responsibility
Francis Haskell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the last four centuries, historians have increasingly turned to images in their attempts to understand and visualize the past. In this wide-ranging and engrossing book, a distinguished art historian surveys the various ways that they have adopted for making use of this material, and he examines the specific objects that became available to them through excavation, the creation of private collections and public museums, easier means of travel, and the startling displacements brought about by vandalism and art exhibitions. Francis Haskell begins by discussing the antiquarians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who brought to light and interpreted as historical evidence coins, sculptures, paintings discovered in the catacombs beneath Rome and other relics surviving from earlier ages. He explains that, in the eighteenth century, historians gradually began to acknowledge the significance of such visual sources and to draw on them in order to validate and give colour to their narratives or to utilize them as foundation stones for a new branch of learning - the history of culture. Later writers followed the example of Michelet in making inferences from the visual arts to indicate the whole mentality of an age, while (more erratically) others saw in them the harbingers of political, religious or social upheavals. Haskell concludes by discussing those cultural historians of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Burckhardt and Huizinga above all, who did not merely give the visual arts a prominent and necessary place in their interpretations of the past, but in some ways actually interpreted the past through the visual arts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-2000
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haskell, Francis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D5
LC item number
.H25 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and history
  • History
  • History
  • Art et histoire
  • Histoire
  • Illustrations, images, etc.
  • Art and history
  • Kunstvoorwerpen
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Geschiedbronnen
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • Geschichtswissenschaft
  • Ikonographie
  • Historisches Ereignis (Motiv)
  • Kunstgeschichte (Fach)
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Geschichte
  • History
Label
History and its images : art and the interpretation of the past, Francis Haskell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early numismatists -- Portraits from the past -- Historical narrative and reportage -- The issue of quality -- Problems of interpretation -- The dialogue between antiquarians and historians -- The birth of cultural history -- The arts as an index of society -- The Musée des Monuments Français -- Michelet -- Museums, illustrations and the search for authenticity -- The historical significance of style -- The deceptive evidence of art -- Art as prophecy -- Huizinga and the 'Flemish Renaissance'
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 558 pages
Isbn
9780300055405
Lccn
92041145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27171634
  • (OCoLC)ocm27171634
Label
History and its images : art and the interpretation of the past, Francis Haskell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early numismatists -- Portraits from the past -- Historical narrative and reportage -- The issue of quality -- Problems of interpretation -- The dialogue between antiquarians and historians -- The birth of cultural history -- The arts as an index of society -- The Musée des Monuments Français -- Michelet -- Museums, illustrations and the search for authenticity -- The historical significance of style -- The deceptive evidence of art -- Art as prophecy -- Huizinga and the 'Flemish Renaissance'
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 558 pages
Isbn
9780300055405
Lccn
92041145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27171634
  • (OCoLC)ocm27171634

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