Cyber Monday Sale | Enjoy $20 Off. Get the code »

alibris logo

Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory and Art Museums

by

Vermeer's Wager stands at the intersection of art history and criticism, philosophy and museology. Using a familiar and celebrated painting by Johannes Vermeer as a case study, Ivan Gaskell explores what it might mean to know and use a work of art. He argues that art history as generally practiced, while successfully asserting certain claims to knowledge, fails to take into account aspects of the unique character of works of art. Our relationship to art is mediated, not only through reproduction - particularly photography ...

loading
  • Book Details
  • Seller
Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory, and Art Museums
2000, Reaktion Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861890726

Trade paperback

Filter Results
Shipping
Item Condition
Seller Rating
Other Options
Change Currency