Publisher description for Theory for art history / Jae Emerling.

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Theory for Art History provides a concise and clear introduction to key contemporary theorists, including their lives, major works, and ideas. Written both for the student in need of a quick introduction or for the scholar brushing up on details, this new volume in the theory4 series provides key information on the major theoretical thinkers of the past century. From Marx to Foucault, from Badiou and Agamben -- through their particular relevance to art history.

Theory for Art History is designed for easy use by both students and more advanced scholars in both art and visual studies.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Art -- Historiography.
Art criticism -- History.
Art -- Philosophy.