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Portraiture By Shearer West (Professor of Art History, University of Birmingham)

Portraiture by Shearer West (Professor of Art History, University of Birmingham)

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Summary

This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity,and gender are considered within a cultural and historical context.

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Portraiture by Shearer West (Professor of Art History, University of Birmingham)

This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity, and gender are considered within a cultural and historical context. Shearer West uncovers much intriguing detail about a genre that has often been seen as purely representational, featuring examples from African tribes to Renaissance princes, and from 'stars' such as David and Victoria Beckham to ordinary people. In the process, she shows us how to communicate with the past in an exciting new way.

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a fascinating book...gorgeous examples * Independent *

About Shearer West (Professor of Art History, University of Birmingham)

Shearer West is Professor of Art History at the University of Birmingham. Her books include Chagall (Bison, 1990), The Image of the Actor: Verbal and Visual Representation in the Age of Garrick and Kemble (Pinter, 1991), The Visual Arts in Germany 1890-1940 (Manchester UP, 2000), and Fin de Sie'cle: Art and Society in an Age of Uncertainty (Overlook, 1993). She is also the editor of The Bloomsbury Guide to Art (Bloomsbury, 1996).

Table of Contents

Introduction ; 1. What is a Portrait? ; 2. Functions of Portraiture ; 3. Power and Status ; 4. Group Portraiture ; 5. The Stages of Life ; 6. Gender and Portraiture ; 7. Self-Portraiture ; 8. Portraiture and Modernism ; 9. Identities ; Notes ; Annotated Bibliography ; Index ; Museums and Websites

Additional information

GOR004082709
9780192842589
0192842587
Portraiture by Shearer West (Professor of Art History, University of Birmingham)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2004-04-08
256
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