Critical reckonings : Global art and art history after the West and Eurocentrism

McNamara, Andrew E. (2015) Critical reckonings : Global art and art history after the West and Eurocentrism. Art Journal, 74(3), pp. 67-69.

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Abstract

Review of Paul Wood (2013), Western Art and the Wider World. Wiley-Blackwell : Chichester, United Kingdom.

Paul Wood is best known as the coeditor of the rich three-volume collection Art in Theory: An Anthology of Changing Ideas , and also as an advocate for a world art history perspective. Ordinarily, Wood’s commitment to a wider geocultural perspective would align him with postcolonialism in any debate about art and the Western world. In his new book, Western Art and the Wider World , Wood appears to confirm this affinity at many points in his argument. For instance, he notes that “all stories of modern art have been told by Europeans and Americans about Europe and America” (101). In fact, until very recently, the classic story of modernism was confined to select Western European and largely north-eastern American stories—indeed, at its height it often focused on just two cities, Paris and New York...

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ID Code: 92871
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Global art history, Contemporary art, Eurocentrism, Aesthetics
DOI: 10.1080/00043249.2015.1125238
ISSN: 0004-3249
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > ART THEORY AND CRITICISM (190100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Taylor and Francis
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2016 04:59
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2016 04:34

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