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The Language of Art: Studies in Interpretation

Moshe Barasch

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ISBN 10: 081471255X / ISBN 13: 9780814712559
Published by New York University Press, NY, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Plus Hardcover
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cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., no flaws or wear, clean, no writing or markings, strong binding.; x-367pp., 107 b/w illustrations. noted art historian examines the symbolic content, or language of art. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 15584

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Title: The Language of Art: Studies in ...

Publisher: New York University Press, NY

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Plus

Edition: First Edition /First Printing.

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Moshe Barasch, an authority on art theory, tackles the complex question of how art works as language. Barasch shows how, once an art work is seen and understood, a new, communicative function is effectively added to the work. In an engaging style Barasch moves from the art and civilization of Ancient Egypt to that of modern Europe, and effortlessly shows a full and surprising range of language in art--from the magical to the impious, from the ambiguous to the didactic, from the scientific to the propagandistic. Barasch contemplates a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, mural, statuary, woodcuts, bas-relief, even music. Over one hundred illustrations are included as an integral part of the discussion.

About the Author:

Moshe Barasch was Jack Cotton Professor of Architecture and Fine Arts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He wrote numerous books including Icon, Theories of Art, and Modern Theories of Art I and II, all published by NYU Press. A winner of the Israel Prize in 1996, he was elected corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.

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