Art & Architecture

A History of Art History

An authoritative history of art history from its medieval origins to its modern predicaments


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Published (US):
Mar 2, 2021
Published (UK):
Apr 6, 2021
6.5 x 9.25 in.
24 b/w illus.
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In this authoritative book, the first of its kind in English, Christopher S. Wood tracks the evolution of the historical study of art from the late middle ages through the rise of the modern scholarly discipline of art history. Synthesizing and assessing a vast array of writings, episodes, and personalities, this original and accessible account of the development of art-historical thinking will appeal to readers both inside and outside the discipline. Combining erudition with clarity, this book makes a landmark contribution to the understanding of art history.

Awards and Recognition

  • Shortlisted for the Apollo Awards Book of the Year, Apollo Magazine