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Meaning in the Visual Arts
Meaning in the Visual Arts
by Erwin Panofsky
Edition: Paperback
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece in Art History, March 29, 2000
This book is a collection of different papers written by Panofsky during the years of his exile in America. Their content is often technical and hard to read, but some of them (like the one about the meaning of Poussin's and Guercino's "Et in Arcadia Ego" and the last one about the History of Art in America) are brilliant and sometimes even funny. This is one of the first book I've read about "iconology" and (together with the book about Duhrer's Melancholy) has made me falling in love with Art History. I think that this book is one of the best results of the interaction between different cultures (here, European and American).


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