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Title :

Aspects of the critical reception and intellectual history of Baxandall's concept of the period eye

Author :
LANGDALE, Allan ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Article firstly traces a range of critical reception to Michael Baxandall's concept of the period eye, which he articulated in his 1972 book Painting and experience in fifteenth-century Italy; secondly, the piece examines various aspects of the intellectual history of the concept through consideration of some of Baxandall's sources and comparisons with other art-historical works which test similar methodological terrain, such as Panofsky's Gothic architecture and scholasticism and the 'Beholder's share' section of Gombrich's Art and illusion. The article takes the period eye as a case through which to explore how different art-historical camps evaluated the concept in the 1970s, crucial as it was as a novel approach to the idea of a social history of art. While Gombrich and Marxist art historians were suspicious of the period eye, the anthropologist Clifford Geertz thought Baxandall's elaboration exemplary, as did the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. The immediate and enduring popularity of the book, progenitor of the notion of visual culture, makes it a significant marker in the anthropological turn art history took in the 1970s and 1980s. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Anthropologie ; Art ; Baxandall, Michael, n.1933 ; Ecrits ; Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef, n.1909 ; Grande-Bretagne ; Histoire de l'art ; Historiens de l'art ; Italie ; Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968 ; Théorie de l'art ; 1400-1500 ; 1900-2000 ; 1970-1990 ;
Descriptors :
Anthropology ; Art ; Art historians ; Art history ; Art theory ; Baxandall, Michael, b.1933 ; Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef, b.1909 ; Great Britain ; Italy ; Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968 ; Writings ; 1400-1500 ; 1900-2000 ; 1970-1990 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Art history, 1998, 21, 4, Dec
INIST identifier :
24998392 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0141-6790 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Routledge & Kegan, Henley-on-Thames
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;