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  • Bibliography


    Leone Battista Alberti, On Painting and On Sculpture, ed. and trans. Cecil Grayson (London, 1972).

    Art and Its Significance: An Anthology of Aesthetic Theory, ed. Stephan David Ross (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1984).

    Moshe Barasch, Theories of Art from Plato to Wincklemann (New York: New York University Press, 1985).

    Michael Baxandall, Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy. 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992).

    Hans Belting, The End of the History of Art? trans. Christopher S. Wood (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987).

    Anthony Blunt, Artistic Theory in Italy 1450-1600 (Oxford: Clarendon, [1940] 1956).

    Victor Burgin, The End of Art Theory (Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities International Press, [1986] 1988).

    L. B. Cebik, Nonaesthetic Issues in the Philosophy of Art (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1995).

    Cennino Cennini, The Craftsman’s Handbook: Il Libro dell'arte, trans. D. V. Thompson, Jr. (New York, 1933).

    Bruce Cole, The Renaissance Artist at Work (New York: Harper and Row, 1983).

    Arthur C. Danto, After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997).

    Joan DeJean, Ancients against Moderns: Culture Wars and the Making of a Fin de Siècle (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997).

    Samuel Y. Edgerton, Jr., The Heritage of Giotto's Geometry: Art and Science on the eve of the Scientific Revolution (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991).

    Suzi Gablik, Has Modernism Failed? (New York: Thames & Hudson, [1984] 1986).

    Suzi Gablik, The Reenchantment of Art (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1991).

    Robert Goldwater and Marco Treves, eds., Artists on Art (New York: Pantheon, 1945).

    Ernst H. Gombrich, ‘The Renaissance Conception of Artistic Progress and its Consequences,’ in Norm and Form: Studies in the Art of the Renaissance (London, 1971): 1-10.

    Charles Harrison and Paul Wood, eds., Art in Theory 1900-1990 (Oxford: Blackwell, [1992] 1993).

    Hegel’s Philosophy of Fine Art: Introduction. Trans. by Bernard Bosanquet (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1905).

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975).

    Hugh Honour, Romanticism (London: Penguin, 1979).

    Charles Jencks, Post-Modernism: The New Classicism in Art and Architecture (New York, 1987).

    Kant’s Critique of Judgement. Trans. by J. H. Bernard (London: Macmillan, 1914).

    Paul Oskar Kristeller, ‘The Modern System of the Arts, ’ Journal of the History of Ideas XII (1951): 496-527.

    Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz, Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist: A Historical Experiment (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979).

    Rensselaer W. Lee, Ut Pictura Poesis: The Humanistic Theory of Painting (New York: Norton, 1967).

    Patricia Mainardi, ‘The Political Origins of Modernism,’ Art Journal 45 (1985): 11-17.

    Andrew Martindale, The Rise of the Artist in the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972).

    Thomas McEvilley, Art and Discontent: Theory at the Millenium (New York: McPherson, 1991).

    Samuel Holt Monk, ‘A Grace Beyond the Reach of Art,’ Journal of the History of Ideas V (1944): 131-150.

    Nineteenth-Century Theories of Art, ed. Joshua C. Taylor (University of California Press, 1987).

    Linda Nochlin, ‘Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?’ [1971], in Linda Nochlin, Women, Art, and Power (New York: Harper & Row, 1988).

    Erwin Panofsky, Idea: A Concept in Art Theory, trans. Joseph J. S. Peake (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1968).

    Nikolaus Pevsner, Academies of Art Past and Present (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1940).

    The Elder Pliny’s Chapters on the History of Art, trans. K. Jex-Blake (London: Macmillan, 1896).

    Benjamin Rowland, The Classical Tradition in Western Art (Cambridge, Mass., 1963).

    David Summers, The Judgment of Sense: Renaissance Naturalism and the Rise of Aesthetics (Cambridge, 1987).

    Giorgio Vasari, Le Vite de Eccellenti Architetti, Pittori, et Scultori Italiani, Florence, 1550, 2 vols. (Reprint Broude International Editions, New York, 1980). Expanded second edition published in Florence, 1568 (edition published in Opere di Giorgo Vasari, ed. Gaetano Milanesi, Florence, 1879 (1906 edition reprinted in 1981).

    T. B. L. Webster, ‘Plato and Aristotle as Critics of Greek Art,’ Symbolae Osloenses XXIX (1952): 8-23.

    Johann J. Winckelmann, History of Ancient Art. Trans. by G. Henry Lodge (Boston: James R. Osgood, 1880).

    Rudolf and Margot Wittkower, Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artist: A Documentary History from Antiquity to the French Revolution (New York and London: Norton, 1969).

    Tom Wolfe, ‘The Worship of Art: Notes on the New God,’ Harper's, October 1986: 61-68.

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