Prophets, canons, and promising monsters

Camille, Michael
June 1996
Art Bulletin;Jun96, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p198
Academic Journal
Comments on art canon or the classification of art. Creation of canons as a major focus for art-historical research; Exceptional work as one which registers, reacts to, and even redefines its particular historical circumstances.


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