TITLE

Semiotics and art history

AUTHOR(S)
Balaban, Mieke; Bryson, Norman
PUB. DATE
June 1991
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Jun91, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p174
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
9107290452

 

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