Wölfflin, Heinrich. Principles of Art History: The Problem of the Development of Style in Later Art. Dover Publications, 1950. ISBN: 9780486202761.
Baxandall, Michael. Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy. Oxford University Press, 1973. ISBN: 9780198173212.
Panofsky, Erwin. Perspective as Symbolic Form. Zone Books, 1991. ISBN: 9780942299526.
Clark, T. J. The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers. Princeton University Press, 1986. ISBN: 9780691002750.
Nochlin, Linda. Women, Art, and Power: And Other Essays. Harper and Row, 1988. ISBN: 9780064358521.
Mulvey, Laura. Visual and Other Pleasures. 2nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. ISBN: 9781403992468.
Preziosi, Donald ed. The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780199229840.
In addition to the above, you may want to refer to the Chicago Manual of Style, Sylvan Barnett's useful undergraduate handbook Writing about Art, Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style, the glossary Artwords, and a basic English grammar text.
|Section I: German Disciplining|
|1||Styles / Teleology||
Wölfflin, Heinrich. Principles of Art History: The Problem of the Development of Style in Later Art. Translated by M. D. Hottinger. Dover Publications, 1950, pp. 1–32, 62–72, and 226–37. ISBN: 9780486202761.
Riegl, Alois. "The Main Characteristics of the Late Roman Kunstwollen." In The Vienna School Reader: Politics and Art Historical Method in the 1930s. Edited by Christopher Wood. Zone Books, 2003, pp. 87–103. ISBN: 9781890951153.
Riegl, Alois. "The Modern Cult of Monuments: Its Character and Its Origin." (PDF) Translated by Kurt W. Forster and Diane Ghirardo. Oppositions 25 (1982): 21–51.
Ginzburg, Carlo. "Style as Inclusion, Style as Exclusion." In Picturing Science, Producing Art. Edited by Peter Galison and Caroline Jones. Routledge, 1998, pp. 27–54. ISBN: 9780415919128. [Preview with Google Books]
|2||Images / Theories||
Panofsky, Irwin. "Introduction and text (with particular emphasis on Part III)." In Perspective as Symbolic Form. Zone Books, 1993, pp. 1–72.
Heidegger, Martin. "The Origin of the Work of Art." In Poetry, Language, Thought. Translated by Albert Hofstadter. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2013, pp. 17–76. ISBN: 9780060937287.
Damisch, Hubert. Excerpt from A Theory of /Cloud: Toward a History of Painting. Translated by Janet Lloyd. Stanford University Press, 2002, pp. 207–25. ISBN: 9780804734400. [Preview with Google Books] [Théorie du / nuage / 1972]
Derrida, Jacques. "Restitutions of the Truth in Pointing [Pointure]." In The Truth in Painting. University of Chicago Press, 1987, pp. 301–15. ISBN: 9780226143248. [Excerpted in Preziosi.]
|3||Formalisms / Objects||
Greenberg, Clement. "Avant-Garde and Kitsch" and "Towards a Newer Laocoon." In The Collected Essays and Criticism, Volume 3: Affirmations and Refusals, 1950–1956. Edited by John O'Brian. University of Chicago Press, 1995, pp. 5–37. ISBN: 9780226306230. [Preview with Google Books]
Judd, Donald. "Specific Objects." Art Yearbook 8, 1965, as anthologized in Thomas Kellein. In Donald Judd: Early Work, 1955–1968. Distributed Art Publishers, Incorporated, 2002, p. 6. ISBN: 9781891024511.
Fried, Michael. Art and Objecthood. University of Chicago Press, 1998, pp. 148–72. ISBN: 9780226263199. [Preview with Google Books]
The Editors of October. "About October." October 1 (1976): 3–5.
Rowe, Colin, and Fred Koetter. "Crisis of the Object: The Predicament of Texture." In The Yale Architectural Journal Perspecta 16. MIT Press, 1980, pp. 50–85. ISBN: 9780262150569. [Also in Collage City]
Harman, Graham. "The Third Table." In The Book of Books. Edited by Christov Bakargiev. Hatje Cantz, 2012, pp. 540–2. ISBN: 9873775729512.
|Section II: Social Histories and Critical Interventions|
|4||Aesthetics / Cultures||
Baumgarten, Alexander Gottlieb. Excerpts from "Reflections on Poetry" and "Aesthetica." In Art in Theory 1648–1815: An Anthology of Changing Ideas. Edited by Harrison, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2001, pp. 487–91. ISBN: 9780631200642.
Kant, Immanuel. "Critique of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment." Sections 1–5 in Critique of the Power of Judgment. Translated by Paul Guyer and Eric Matthews. Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 87–96. ISBN: 9780521344470. [Preview with Google Books]
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. "A Figure of Speech or a Figure of Thought?" In The Door in the Sky: Coomaraswamy on Myth and Meaning. Princeton University Press, 1997, pp. 113–42. ISBN: 9780691017471. [Preview with Google Books]
Lang, Karen. "The Dialectics of Decay: Rereading the Kantian Subject." The Art Bulletin 79 (1997): 413–39.
Bourdieu, Pierre. "Outline of a Sociological Theory of Art Perception." In The Field of Cultural Production. Edited by Randal Johnson. Columbia University Press, 1993, pp. 215–37. ISBN: 9780231082877.
Rancière, Jacques. "Contemporary Art and the Politics of Aesthetics." In Communities of Sense: Rethinking Aesthetics and Politics. Edited by Beth Hinderliter, et al. Duke University Press Books, 2009, pp. 31–50. ISBN: 9780822345138. [Preview with Google Books]
|5||Objects / Receivers||
Peirce, Charles Sanders. "Logic as Semiotic: The Theory of Signs." In Philosophical Writings of Peirce. Dover, 1955, pp. 98–119.
Saussure, Ferdinand de. "The Nature of the Linguistic Sign." In Course in General Linguistics. Open Court, 1998, pp. 832–5. ISBN: 9780812690231.
Richter, David. The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends. Translated by Wade Baskin. Bedford / St. Martin's, 2006. ISBN: 9780312415204.
Eco, Umberto. "Introduction." In The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts. Indiana University Press, 1984, pp. 3–15.
Baxandall, Michael. "Conditions of Trade." In Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy. Clarendon Press, 1972, pp. 1–28.
Parshall, Peter. "A Darker Side of Light: Prints, Privacy, and Possession." In The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850–1900. Lund Humphries, 2009, pp. 3–39. ISBN: 9781848220218.
Gell, Alfred. "The Technology of Enchantment and the Enchantment of Technology." In The Art of Anthropology: Essays and Diagrams. Edited by Eric Hirsch. Bloomsbury Academic. 1999, pp. 159–86. ISBN: 9781845204846.
Lu, Sheldon. "I Ching and the Origin of the Chinese Semiotic Tradition." Semiotica 2008, no. 170 (2008): 169–85.
|6||Matter / Making||
Brown, Bill. "Thing Theory." Critical Inquiry 28, no. 1 ( 2001): 1–22.
Frampton, Kenneth. "Introduction." In Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture. MIT Press, 2001, pp. 2–27. ISBN: 9780262561495.
Latour, Bruno. "Third Source of Uncertainty: Objects Too Have Agency." In Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor–Network Theory. Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 63–86. ISBN: 9780199256044.
Hayles, N. Katherine. "Speculative Aesthetics and Object-Oriented Inquiry (OOI)." In Speculations V: Æsthetics in the 21st Century. Punctum Books, 2014, pp. 158–79. ISBN: 9780692203163.[Preview with Google Books]
|7||Exhibitions / Institutions||
Duncan, Carol, and Alan Wallach. "The Universal Survey Museum." Art History 3, no. 4 (1980): 448–69.
Haraway, Donna. "Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908–1936." Social Text, no. 11 (1984–1985): 20–64.
Bennett, Tony. "The Exhibitionary Complex." (PDF – 1.9MB) New Formations 4 (1988): 73–102.
Guha-Thakurta, Tapati. "The Demands of Independence: From a National Exhibition to a National Museum." In Monuments, Objects, Histories: Institutions of Art in Colonial and Postcolonial India. Columbia University Press, 2004, pp. 175–204. ISBN: 9780231129985. [Preview with Google Books]
Krauss, Rosalind. "The Cultural Logic of the Late Capitalist Museum." October 54 (1990): 3–17.
Barry Flood, Finbarr. "Between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan, Islamic Iconoclasm, and the Museum." The Art Bulletin 84, no. 4 (2002): 641–59.
Pepi, Mike. "Is a Museum a Database?: Institutional Conditions in Net Utopia." e-flux 60 (2014).
|Section III: Feminism/Media/Post-structuralism|
|8||Feminisms / Gender / Queer Theory||
Mulvey, Laura. "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" anthologized in Rosen and "Afterthoughts on 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' Inspired by King Vidor's Duel in the Sun." In Visual and Other Pleasures. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 198–209 and 14–40. ISBN: ISBN: 9780230576469.
Halperin, David M. "Is There a History of Sexuality?" History and Theory 28, no. 3 (1989): 257–74.
Butler, Judith. "The Force of Fantasy: Feminism, Mapplethorpe, and Discursive Excess." Differences 2.2 (1990): 105–25.
Hooks, Bell. "The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators." In Black Looks: Race and Representation. South End Press, 1992, pp. 115–31. ISBN: 9780896084339.
Randolph, Adrian W. B. "Donatello's Bronze David – Sodomy and Sodality." In Engaging Symbols: Gender, Politics, and Public Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence. Yale University Press, 2002, pp. 183–92. ISBN: 9780300092127.
Diana, Agrest. Section 1 of "Architecture From Without: Body, Logic, and Sex." In Architecture From Without: Theoretical Framings for a Critical Practice. MIT Press, 1991, pp. 173–95. ISBN: 9780262011150.
Davis, Whitney. "Love All the Same: Narcissism in Freudian Theory and Homosexualist Culture, II." In Queer Beauty: Sexuality and Aesthetics from Winckelmann to Freud and Beyond. Columbia University Press, 2010, pp. 233–48. ISBN: 9780231146906. [Preview with Google Books]
|9||Archives / Authors||
Barthes, Roland. "The Death of the Author." In Image, Music, Text. Hill and Wang, 1977, pp. 142–8. ISBN: 9780809057405.
Foucault, Michel. "What is an Author?" In Language, Counter-Memory, Practice. Basil Blackwell, 1977, pp. 113–38. ISBN: 9780631182405. (Also excerpted in Preziosi, 321–34.) [Preview with Google Books]
Nochlin, Linda. "Why have there been no Great Women Artists?" In Women, Art, and Power and Other Essays. Harper and Row, 1988, pp. 145–78. ISBN: 9780064358521.
Derrida, Jacques. Excerpts from Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. Translated from the French by Eric Prenowitz. University of Chicago Press, 1998, pp. 9–11 and 57–60. ISBN: 9780226143675.
Kilito, Abdelfattah. Translator's preface vii-; Prologue and chapter 1 excerpts from Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language. Translated from the Arabic by Waïl Hassan. Syracuse University Press, 2008, pp. 1–20. ISBN: 9780815631910. [Preview with Google Books]
|10||Media / Spectators||
Baudry, Jean-Louis. "Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus." In Narrative, Apparatus, Ideology: A Film Theory Reader. Edited by Philip Rosen. Columbia University Press, 1986, pp. 286–98. ISBN: 9780231058810.
Browne, Nick. "The Spectator-in-the-Text: The Rhetoric of Stagecoach." Film Quarterly 29, no. 2 (1975-1976): 26–38.
Silverman, Kaja. "Suture." In The Subject of Semiotics. Oxford University Press, 1983, pp. 194–236. ISBN: 9780195031775. (Also excerpted in Rosen: 219–35.)
Ernst, Wolfgang. "Dis / Continuities: Does the Archive Become Metaphorical in Multi-Media Space?" In New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader. Edited by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Thomas Keenan. Routledge, 2005, pp. 105–23. ISBN: 9780415942249.
Wang, Jing. "Positioning the New Modern Girl." In Brand new China: Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture. Harvard University Press, 2008, pp. 68–107. ISBN: 9780674026803.
|11||Psycho / analytics||
Warburg, Aby. Bilder aus dem Gebiet der Pueblo-Indianer in Nord-Amerika. Translated by Fritz Saxl. Cornell University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780801484353. [Preview with Google Books]
Warburg, Aby. "A Lecture on the Serpent Ritual." Journal of The Warburg Institute 2, no. 4 (1939): 277–92.
Fuss, Diana, and Joel Sanders. "Berggasse 19: Inside Freud's Office." In Stud: Architectures of Masculinity. Edited by Joel Sanders. Princeton Architectural Press, 1996, pp. 112–39. ISBN: 9781568980768. [Preview with Google Books]
Lacan, Jacques. "The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience." In Écrits: A Selection. Translated from the French by Alan Sheridan Norton. W. W. Norton & Company, 1982, pp. 1–7 and "Translator's note," vii–xii. ISBN: 9780393300475.
Wölfflin, Heinrich. "Prolegomena to a Psychology of Architecture." In Empathy, Form, and Space: Problems in German Aesthetics, 1873–1893. Edited by Robert Vischer. The Getty Center For The History Of Art, 1993, pp. 149–90. ISBN: 9780892362592.
Holl, Steven. Questions of Perception: Phenomenology in Architecture. A and U, 1994, pp. 40–42. ISBN: 9784900211483.
Jones, Caroline A. "The Painting in the Attic." In Evocative Objects: Things We Think With. Edited by Sherry Turkle. MIT Press, 2007, pp. 233–43. ISBN: 9780262201681.
Lyotard, Jean-François. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (French: La condition postmoderne: rapport sur le savoir). Translation by Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi. University Of Minnesota Press, 1984, pp. xxiii–17. ISBN: 9780816611737.
Coombes, Annie. "Inventing the Post-Colonial: Hybridity and Constituency in Contemporary Curating." In The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology. Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 39–52. ISBN: 978-0192842428.
Jarzombek, Mark. "Critical or Post-critical?" (PDF) Architectural Theory Review 7, no. 1 (2002): 149–51.
Cowherd, Robert. "Notes on Post-criticality: Towards an Architecture of Reflexive Modernisation." Footprint (Delft Architecture Theory Journal) 4 (2009): 65–76.
Bosker, Bianca. "Manifestations of Westernization." In Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China. University of Hawaii Press, 2013, pp. 37–66. ISBN: 9780824836061.
Haraway, Donna. "Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationacene, Chthulucene: Making Kin." (PDF) Environmental Humanities 6 (2015): 159–65.
Live Method (Reports)
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