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Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory, and Art Museums

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Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory, and Art Museums - Gaskell, Ivan
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"Vermeer's Wager" stands at the intersection of art history and critic ism, philosophy and museology. Using a familiar and celebrated painting by Johannes Vermeer as a case study, Ivan Gaskell explores what it might mean to know and use a work of art. He argues that art history as generally practiced, while successfully asserting certain claims to knowledge, fails to take into account aspects of the unique character of works of art. Our relationship to works of art is mediated, not only through reproduction but also through ...

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Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory, and Art Museums 2000, Reaktion Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861890726

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