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Art in History, History in Art: Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Culture

edited by David Freedberg and Jan de Vries
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Santa Monica, CA : Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities ; [Chicago] : Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, [1991]
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History in art
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0892362014, 9780892362011, 0892362006 (pbk.), 9780892362004 (pbk.)
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Art in History/History in Art: Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Culture considers the potential for a reciprocally illuminating relationship between art history and history in light of recent methodological developments in both fields. The volume opens with contributions from a historian and an art historian; they examine the weaknesses of an art history without a social or economic history and lay the groundwork for the ensuing discussions of how the procedures and methods of each discipline may serve the aims of the other. A wide critique of approaches to the interpretation of realism in Dutch pictures forms the second section of the book. Included are critical views of recent iconographic developments, as well as contributions by a plant taxonomist and a marine historian. In the volume's third section new statistical and numerical models for the study of Dutch art in Dutch society are presented by three economic historians. The concluding essay provides a constructive critique of existing methodologies within each field. Art in History/History in Art: Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Culture offers the most secure basis to date for future work on the interaction between the two disciplines and between the content of pictures and the cultures that produce them.
  • Art in history / Gary Schwartz
  • History in art / J.W. Smit
  • Market scenes as viewed by an art historian / Linda Stone-Ferrier
  • Market scenes as viewed by a plant biologist / Willem A. Brandenburg
  • Marine paintings and the history of shipbuilding / Richard W. Unger
  • Skies and reality in Dutch landscape / John Walsh
  • Some notes on interpretation / E. de Jongh
  • Are these girls really so neat? : on kitchen scenes and method / Jochen Becker
  • Didactic and disguised meanings? : several seventeenth-century texts on paintings and the iconological approach to Northern Dutch paintings of this period / Eric J. Sluijter
  • The changing face of realism / Lyckle de Vries
  • Art history / Jan de Vries
  • The volume and value of paintings in Holland at the time of the Dutch Republic / Ad van der Woude
  • Works of art in seventeenth-century Amsterdam : an analysis of subjects and attributions / John Michael Montias
  • Science, commerce, and art : neglected topics at the junction of history and art history / David Freedberg.
444 pages : illustrations (some color)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Electronic reproduction. Los Angeles, CA : Getty Publications, 2013. (Getty Publications virtual library)
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