A unique and authoritative guide written by an international panel of experts on art, art theory and art criticism. Key Writers on Art: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century traces the evolution of art from Ancient Greece to the end of the ...
end of the Victorian era. Arranged chronologically, the more than forty entries analyze the key ideas of key philosophers, historians, art historians, art critics, artist and social scientists, including Plato, Aquinas, Alberti, Michelangelo, de Piles, Burke, Kant, Marx, Tolstoy, Nietzsche, Ruskin, Wolfflin and Riegl. Each entry includes a critical essay, a short biography and a bibliography listing both primary and secondary texts.