Bibliography

General Historiographies

(bracketed letters after citation indicate a code formerly used in the source in text which may remain in some entries)

Journal of Art Historiography (online serial), Richard Woodfield, Editor. http://arthistoriography.wordpress.com/
~ The major serial organ for the study of art historiography. Essays, primary texts, translations. Seminal.

Adams, Laurie. The Methodologies of Art : an Introduction. New York: IconEditions, 1996.

Altmeister moderner Kunstgeschichte. Heinrich Dilly, ed. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 1990.

The Art of Art History: a Critical Anthology. Donald Preziosi, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l'histoire de l'art: de Vasari à nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986. [Bazin] Indexed 7/27/98 JD

Belting, Hans. The End of the History of Art? [translation of Das Ende der Kunstgeschichte?] 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. [BEH]

Białostocki, Jan. "Iconography." Encyclopedia of World Art. 7: 769 ff. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959-68 7: 769-785.

Dilly, Heinrich. Kunstgeschichte als Institution: Studien zur Geschichte einer Diziplin. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1979. [DKI]
~ Groundbreaking early examination of the formation of art history based upon the personalities of the discipline.

Dilly, Heinrich, editor. Altmeister moderner Kunstgeschichte. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 1990.

Dvorák, Max. Idealism and Naturalism in Gothic Art. Translated and noted by Randolph J. Klawiter. Preface by Karl Maria Swoboda. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1967. Brief biographies of art historians mentioned appear in the back. [DIN]

Ecrire l'histoire de l'art: France-Allemagne, 1750-1920. Revue germanique internationale 13. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2000.

Gombrich, Ernst. "The Literature of Art." Translated by Max Marmor. Art Documentation, 11 no. 1, Spring 1992, originally appearing as "Kunstliteratur." Atlantisbuch der Kunst: eine Enzyklopädie der bildenden Künste (Zurich: Atlantis Verlag, 1952): 665-679.

Gooch, G. P. History and Historians in the Nineteenth Century. 2nd edition. New York: Longmans, Green, 1952.

Guercio, Gabriele. Art as Existence: The Artist's Monograph and It's Project. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.

Histoire de l'histoire de l'art: cycles de conférences organisés au musée du Louvre par le Service culturel, du 10 octobre au 14 novembre 1991 et du 25 janvier au 15 mars 1993. Pommier, Edouard, ed. 2 vols. Paris: Louvre/Klincksieck, 1995-1997.

Jahn, Johannes, ed. Die Kunstwissenschaft der Gegenwart in Selbstdarstellungen. 2 vols. Leipzig: F. Meiner, 1924. [Jahn]

Johnson, W. McAllister. Art History: Its Use and Abuse. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988. [Johnson]

Kauffmann, Georg. Die Entstehung der Kunstgeschichte im 19. Jahrhundert. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1993.

Key Writers on Art. Chris Murray, ed. 2 vols. London/New York: Routledge, 2003.

Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Modern Perspectives in Western Art History: An Anthology of 20th-Century Writings on the Visual Arts. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Indexed 2/89 LRS [KMP]

Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Research Guide to the History of Western Art. Sources of Information in the Humanities, no. 2. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982. Indexed 2/88 LRS [KRG]

Kultermann, Udo. Geschichte der Kunstgeschichte: Der Weg einer Wissenschaft. Vienna and Düsseldorf: Econ, [1966]. 2nd ed. (cited here) Frankfurt am Main and Vienna: Ullstein, 1981.[KGK] English: The History of Art History. New York: Abaris, 1993.

Kultermann, Udo. Kleine Geschichte der Kunsttheorie. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1987.

Lavalleye, Jacques. “Histoire de l’histoire de l’art.” Encyclopédie de la Pléiade: Histoire de l’Art. vol. 4. Paris, 1969, pp. 1320-1366.

Locher, Hubert. Kunstgeschichte als historische Theorie der Kunst 1750-1950. Munich: W. Fink, 2001.

Lützeler, Heinrich. Kunsterfahrung und Kunstwissenschaft: systematische und entwicklungsgeschichtliche Darstellung und Dokumentation des Umgangs mit der bildenden Kunst. Freiburg: K. Alber, 1975.

Minor, Vernon Hyde. Art History's History. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall ; New York: Abrams, 1994.

Naredi-Rainer, Paul von. Hauptwerke der Kunstgeschichtsschreibung. Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner, 2010.
~ Evaluations of ground-breaking writing in art history with biographical/methodological introductions.

The New Art History. A. L. Rees and F. Borzello, eds. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1988.

Panofsky, Erwin. "The History of Art." In The Cultural Migration: The European Scholar in America. Introduction by W. Rex Crawford, 82-111. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1953. Also reprinted as "Three Decades of Art History in the United States," in Meaning in the Visual Arts, 321-346. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1955. [PCM]

Podro, Michael. The Critical Historians of Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.

Preziosi, Donald. Rethinking Art History: Meditations on a Coy Science. New Haven: Yale University Press, c1989.

Rebeyrol, P. "Art Historians and Art Critics" [series] Burlington Magazine 44 June (1952), pp. 196 and ff.

Salerno, Luigi. "Historiography." Encyclopedia of World Art. 7: 509-559. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959-68. [EWA]

Schwarzer, Mitchell. "Origins of the Art History Survey Text." Art Journal 54 (Fall 1995): 24-29.

Soussloff, Catherine. "Historicism in Art History." Encyclopedia of Aesthetics 2: 407-12.

Schlosser, Julius. Die Kunstliteratur: Ein Handbuch zur quellenkunde der neueren Kunstgeschichte. Vienna: Anton Schroll, 1924. [SKL] 2nd ed.: La letteratura artistica: Manuale delle fonti della storia dell'arte moderna. Revised and edited by Otto Kurz. Florence: La Nuova Italia, 1964. [the French edition is not cited or used because of numerous errors].

Springer, Anton. "Kunstkenner und Kunsthistoriker." Im reuen Reich 11 (1881): 737-758.

Wölfflin, Heinrich. Heinrich Wölfflin, 1864-1945: Autobiographie, Tagebücher und Briefe. Joseph Ganter, ed. 2nd ed. Basel: Schwabe & Co., 1984. The back section contains brief biographies of art historians mentioned in the text. [WAT]

Women as Interpreters of the Visual Arts, 1820-1979. Contributions in Women's Studies 18. Sherman, Claire Richter and Holcomb, Adele M., eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Zaunschirm, Thomas. System der Kunstgeschichte. Dissertation der Üniversitat Salzburg, 5. Vienna: Verband der wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften Österreichs, 1975. Revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.) at Salzburg, 1973, entitled, Zeit und Raum als Determinanten kunstwissenschaftlicher Methodologie. [ZSK]

Zerner, Henri. Ecrire l'histoire de l'art: figures d'une discipline. Paris: Gallimard, 1997. [compilation and translation into French of previously published biographies of art historians]; [see also Ecrire l'histoire de l'art: France-Allemagne, 1750-1920, above].

 

Art Bulletin series

The Art Bulletin has issued various series on methodology and art historiography. Originally titled, "The Crisis in the Discipline," these essays subsequently appeared as "The State of Research" and "The State of Art History". See also the second set of related essays, below.

  • Ridgway, Brunilde Sismondo. "The State of Research on Ancient Art" (initial essay) 68 (March 1986): 7-23 (see Hood response, below)

  • Hood, William. "In Defense of Art History: A Response to Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway." 68 (September 1986): 480-481, Ridgway response, 481-482.

  • Silver, Larry. "Northern European Art of the Renaissance Era." 68 (December 1986): 518-535.

  • Hindman, Sandra. "This Illustrated Book: an Addendum to the State of Research in Northern Renaissance Art." 68 (December 1986): 536-542.

  • Shiff, Richard. "Art History and the Nineteenth Century: Realism and Resistance." 70 (March 1988): 25-49.

  • Kuspit, Donald. "Conflicting Logic: Twentieth Century Art at the Cross Roads." 69 (March 1987): 117-132.

  • Hood, William. "Italian Renaissance Art." 69 (June 1987): 174-186.

  • Gouma-Peterson, Thalia, and Patricia Mathews. "The Feminist Critique of Art History." 69 (September 1987): 326-357.

  • Cropper, Elizabeth and Charles Dempsey. "Italian Painting of the Seventeenth Century." 69 (December 1987): 494-509.

  • Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert. "Northern Baroque Art." 69 (December 1987): 510-519.

  • Spector, Jack. "The State of Psychoanalytic Research in Art History." 70 (March 1988): 49-76.

  • Stafford, Barbara Maria. "The Eighteenth Century: Towards an Interdisciplinary Model." 70 (March 1988): 6-25.

  • Spector, Jack J. "The State of Psychoanalytic Research in Art History." (March 1988): 49-76.

  • Russell, H. Diane. "On the State of Research Series." (March 1988): 138 (letter remarking on the ongoing series).

  • Posner, Donald. "On the State of Research in Italian Baroque Art." 70 (March 1988): 494-509 (letter in reference to the Cropper/Dempsey article).

  • Kessler, Herbert L. "On the State of Medieval Art History." 70 (June 1988): 166-87.

  • Trachtenberg, Marvin ."Some Observations on Recent Architectural History." 70 (June 1988): 208-41.

  • Pepper, Steven D. "An Exchange on the State of Research in Italian 17th-century Painting." 71 (June 1989): 305-309 (refers to the Cropper/Dempsey article, above).

  • Sandler, Lucy Freeman. "An Exchange on The State of Medieval Art History." 71 (September 1989): 506-07 (refers to the Kessler article, above).

  • Yiengpruksawan, Mimi Hall. "Japanese Art History 2001: the State and Stakes of Research." (March 2001): 105-22.

  • Nickel, Douglas R. "The History of Photography: The State of Research." (September 2001): 548-58.

  • Westermann, Mariët. After Iconography and Iconoclasm: Current Research in Netherlandish Art, 1566-1700." (June 2002): 351-372.

 

an additional Art Bulletin series addressing methodology and art historiography appeared in the 1990s under the theme, "A Range of Critical Perspectives."

  • "The Object of Art History." [essays series] Art Bulletin 76 (September 1994): 394-410

  • "The Problematics of Collecting and Display." [essay series] Art Bulletin 77 (March 1995): 6-24, specifically, Berlo, Janet Catherine, and Phillips, Ruth B. "Our (Museum) World Turned Upside Down: Re-presenting Native American Arts." pp. 6-10; Duncan, Carol. "The Art Museum as Ritual." pp. 10-13; Preziosi, Donald. "Museology and Museography." pp. 13-15; Rice, Dannielle. "Museum Education Embracing Uncertainty." pp. 15-20; Rorimer, Anne. "Reevaluating the Object of Collecting and Display." pp. 21-24.

  • "Aesthetics, Ethnicity, and the History of Art" [essay series]. Art Bulletin 78 (December 1996): 594-621, specifically, Pohl, Frances K. "Putting a Face on Difference." pp. 616-21; Biddick, Kathleen. "Paper Jews: Inscription/Ethnicity/Ethnography." pp. 594-9; Clarke, John R. "'Just Like Us': Cultural Constructions of Sexuality and Race in Roman Art." pp. 599-603; Eisenman, Stephen F. "Triangulating Racism." pp. 603-9; Okoye, Ikems Stanley. "Tribe and Art History." pp. 610-15.

  • "Rethinking the Canon." [essay series] Art Bulletin 78 (June 1996): 198-217, specifically, Celik, Zeynep. "Colonialism, Orientalism, and the Canon." pp. 202-5; Onians, John. "World Art Studies and the Need for a New Natural History of Art." pp. 206-9; Rifkin, Adrian. "Theory as a Place." pp. 209-12; Steiner, Christopher B. "Can the Canon Burst?" pp. 213-17; Camille, Michael. "Prophets, Canons, and Promising Monsters." pp. 198-201.