Compression vs. Expression

Containing and Explaining the World’s Art

Edited by John Onians

View Inside Price: $24.95


October 17, 2006
268 pages, 7 x 9 1/2
40 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300097900
Paper

Distributed for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

With essays by Cao Yiqiang, Rita Eder, James Elkins, Arlene K. Fleming, Derek Gillman, Jyotindra Jain, Cecelia F. Klein, Yves Le Fur, Dominic Marner, Anitra Nettleton, John Onians, Edmund P. Pillsbury, Michael Rinehart, David Summers, Wilfried van Damme, and Georges S. Zouain
_____________________________________________
How do we do justice to art when we treat it not as a discrete European or other regional tradition, but as a worldwide phenomenon with a long history? In this groundbreaking book, leading academics, curators, bibliographers, and representatives of international organizations from every continent explain the ways they deal with the conflict between the need to compress and the desire to express. Anyone who faces this challenge, whether in developing a course at university or school, writing a textbook, installing a museum collection, mounting an exhibition, or otherwise presenting the world’s cultural heritage will want to read it.

John Onians is professor and director of the World Art Research Programme in the School of World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia and former director of Research and Academic Programs at the Clark Art Institute.

Edited by John Onians; With essays by Cao Yiqiang, Wilfried van Damme, Rita Eder, James Elkins, Arlene Fleming, Derek Gillman, Jyotindra Jain, Cecelia Klein, Yves Le Fur, Dominic Marner, Anitra Nettleton, John Onians, Edmund Pillsbury, Michael Rinehart, David Summers, and Georges Zouain

Neuroarthistory

From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki

John Onians

View details
European Art

A Neuroarthistory

John Onians

View details