Semiotics and art history

Balaban, Mieke; Bryson, Norman
June 1991
Art Bulletin;Jun91, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p174
Academic Journal
Discusses the possible contributions that semiotics, the theory of sign and sign use, has to offer to the study of art history. How semiotics challenges some fundamental tenets and practices of art history; Psychoanalysis as a semiotic theory; Belief that semiotic perspective has long been present in art history; How semiotics can further the analyses that art historians pursue; Semiotic critique of context as a term in art-historical discussion.


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