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Book review: Andrei Pop on Kimberly A. Smith, ed., The Expressionist Turn in Art History


Journal of Art Historiography

The Pinch of Expressionism in Art History

Review of:

Kimberly A. Smith, ed., The Expressionist Turn in Art History, Farnham, Surrey, and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2014, 374 pp., 35 ill. b/w, £75.00, ISBN: 978-1-4094-4999-7

Andrei Pop 13/AP1


A useful if strangely hybrid collection of writings in translation by allegedly expressionist art historians, together with introductory historical essays by young as well as established (Hans Aurenhammer, Charles Haxthausen) art historiographers. The translated texts vary in quality, familiarity, and interest, and while on the whole they are judiciously chosen, the same cannot be said of the list of protagonists, which leans unfortunately toward a German-nationalist, tendentiously political expressionism unfair both to artists like Beckmann or Klee and to the more interesting art historians who engaged with expressionism. Interestingly, the contingency of these choices, and the imperfect match between even the chosen historians and expressionism as an artistic movement, are clearly…

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CFP: the history of architectural historiography June 2016


Journal of Art Historiography

Journal of Art Historiography

Call for papers for the thematic issue dedicated to the history of architectural historiography

In the beginning was Vasari and in the beginning was Palladio. In his Vite Vasari described the lives of painters, sculptors and architects—the context of architectural creation, one may be tempted to say in our modern idiom. In the fourth book of his I quattro libri Palladio presented extensive comprehensive surveys of Roman temples—his was the first systematic publication of architectural works themselves. Since the Renaissance, the discipline of architectural history has been a combination of both approaches. Some architectural historians have been originally trained as art historians, other as architects, and this dual background has decisive for the development of architectural historiography.

Journal of Art Historiography announces a call for paper for the thematic issue dedicated to the history of architectural historiography: the history of scholarly approaches, their implications and…

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Νίκος Χατζηνικολάου: Ο μοντερνισμός του Greco [*οι ομιλίες] #blodlectures

  • Εκδήλωση: Ο μοντερνισμός του Γκρέκο (Σεμινάριο)

    Οι ομιλίες του ομότιμου καθηγητή του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης Ν. Χατζηνικολάου, στο πλαίσιο του σεμιναρίου Ο μοντερνισμός του Γκρέκο, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο αμφιθέατρο του Μουσείου Μπενάκη το Σάββατο 31 Ιανουαρίου 2015, έχουν αναρτηθεί στον ιστότοπο του Ιδρύματος Μποδοσάκη και μπορείτε να τις βρείτε στον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο:


    Εταιρεία Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Τέχνης (Ε.Ε.Ι.Τ)


    Μουσείο Μπενάκη (Κτήριο οδού Πειραιώς)

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Review of: Paul Taylor, ed., Meditations on a Heritage: Papers on the Work and Legacy of Sir Ernst Gombrich


Journal of Art Historiography

My review of Paul Taylor, ed., Meditations on a Heritage: Papers on the Work and Legacy of Sir Ernst Gombrich, London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2014. 144 pp.; 20 ills. Paper £ 20.00 (9781907372544) has just been published at

Richard Woodfield

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