ABSTRACT

Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century offers a unique and authoritative guide to modern responses to art. Featuring 48 essays on the most important twentieth century writers and thinkers and written by an international panel of expert contributors, it introduces readers to key approaches and analytical tools used in the study of contemporary art. It discusses writers such as Adorno, Barthes, Benjamin, Freud, Greenberg, Heuser, Kristeva, Merleau-Ponty, Pollock, Read and Sontag.

chapter |6 pages

Theodor Adorno (1903–69)

German Philosopher and Musicologist
ByRichard Hooker

chapter |6 pages

Rudolf Arnheim (1904–)

German-Born American Psychologist
ByDavid Pariser

chapter |6 pages

Mieke Bal (1946–)

Dutch Cultural Theorist
ByNorman Bryson

chapter |6 pages

Roland Barthes (1915–80)

French Literary and Cultural Critic
ByMary Bittner Wiseman

chapter |5 pages

Jean Baudrillard (1929–)

French Sociologist
ByMike Gane

chapter |6 pages

Michael Baxandall (1933–)

British Art Historian
ByD.R. Edward Wright

chapter |6 pages

Clive Bell (1881–1964)

British Critic and Art Historian
ByCarol S. Gould

chapter |6 pages

Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

German Literary and Cultural Critic
ByMarcus Bullock

chapter |7 pages

John Berger (1926–)

British Art Critic, Artist and Novelist
ByAlan Wallach

chapter |6 pages

Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2002)

French Sociologist
ByBridget Fowler

chapter |6 pages

Norman Bryson (1949–)

British Historian of Art and Visual Culture
ByMieke Bal

chapter |6 pages

T.J. Clark (1943–)

British Art Historian
ByJonathan Harris

chapter |5 pages

R.G. Collingwood (1889–1943)

British Philosopher and Historian
ByAaron Ridley

chapter |5 pages

Benedetto Croce (1866–1952)

Italian Philosopher
ByHugh Bredin

chapter |6 pages

Hubert Damisch (1928–)

French Philosopher and Historian of Art and Architecture
ByErnst Van Alphen

chapter |6 pages

Arthur C. Danto (1924–)

American Philosopher
ByMark Rollins

chapter |6 pages

Jacques Derrida (1930–)

French Philosopher
ByStuart Sim

chapter |6 pages

John Dewey (1859–1952)

American Philosopher
ByCasey Haskins

chapter |5 pages

Henri Focillon (1881–1943)

French Art Historian
ByAlexandra Gajewski-Kennedy

chapter |5 pages

Michel Foucault (1926–84)

French Philosopher and Historian
ByDavid Macey

chapter |6 pages

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)

Austrian Psychoanalyst
ByDavid Macey

chapter |6 pages

Roger Fry (1866–1934)

British Critic
ByCarol S. Gould

chapter |6 pages

Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900–2002)

German Philosopher
ByNicholas Davey

chapter |7 pages

Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001)

Austrian-Born Art Historian
ByJuliet Graver Istrabadi

chapter |6 pages

Nelson Goodman (1906–98)

American Philosopher
ByCharles Nussbaum

chapter |6 pages

Clement Greenberg (1909–94)

American Critic and Theorist
ByPaul Barlow

chapter |6 pages

Arnold Hauser (1892–1978)

Hungarian-Born Art Historian
ByPaul Barlow

chapter |6 pages

Martin Heidegger (1889–1976)

German Philosopher
ByPaul Gorner

chapter |6 pages

Julia Kristeva (1941–)

Bulgarian-Born French Theorist
ByKelly Oliver

chapter |6 pages

Jacques Lacan (1901–81)

French Psychoanalyst
ByDavid Macey

chapter |7 pages

Susanne K. Langer (1895–1985)

American Philosopher
ByDonald Dryden

chapter |6 pages

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–)

French Anthropologist
ByBoris Wiseman

chapter |7 pages

Alain Leroy Locke (1886–1954)

African-American Cultural Historian
ByTommy L. Lott

chapter |5 pages

Jean-François Lyotard (1924–98)

French Philosopher
ByStuart Sim

chapter |7 pages

Émile Mâle (1862–1954)

French Art Historian
ByJulian M. Luxford

chapter |5 pages

André Malraux (1901–76)

French Writer
ByGeoffrey T. Harris

chapter |5 pages

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908–61)

French Philosopher
ByDaniel F. Chamberlain

chapter |7 pages

Erwin Panofsky (1892–1968)

German-Born Art Historian
ByJuliet Graver Istrabadi

chapter |6 pages

Griselda Pollock (1949–)

British Art Historian
BySue Malvern

chapter |5 pages

Herbert Read (1893–1968)

British Critic
ByMichael Paraskos

chapter |6 pages

Meyer Schapiro (1904–96)

American Art Historian
ByDavid Craven

chapter |5 pages

Georg Simmel (1858–1918)

German Sociologist
ByWilli Goetschel

chapter |6 pages

Susan Sontag (1933–)

American Cultural Critic
ByCarl Rollyson

chapter |6 pages

Adrian Stokes (1902–72)

British Critic
ByStephen Kite

chapter |7 pages

Aby Warburg (1866–1933)

German Art Historian
ByRichard Woodfield

chapter |6 pages

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951)

Austrian-Born Philosopher
ByPeter B. Lewis

chapter |6 pages

Heinrich Wölfflin (1864–1945)

Swiss Art Historian
ByLinnea Wren, Travis Nygard

chapter |5 pages

Richard Wollheim (1923–)

British Philosopher
ByLloyd Reinhardt

chapter |6 pages

Wilhelm Worringer (1881–1965)

German Art Historian and Theorist
ByMarcus Bullock