Literatura k dějinám umění
[Bibliography for the History of Art]
paperback, 122 pp., 3. edition
published: may 2015
recommended price: 155 czk
This book presents a summary of the evolution of thinking about art; from the founding works originating in antiquity, through medieval theory built on empirical and rational foundations and developed in the Italian quattrocento, the importance of Vasari’s artistic biographies, as well as the rise of neo-classical concepts and first universal histories of art written by Italian, German and French scholars, up to the establishment of an independent discipline in the 19th century and the development of modern and contemporary theory and criticism. This is an essential handbook for students of art history and a valuable source of information for anyone interested in this discipline.