Special Issue "Art and Words"


A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dana Arnold

School of Art and Design, Middlesex University, London. The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK
Website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1961/
Interests: architecture; architectural history and historiography; art history and aesthetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This volume examines the various patterns and approaches to writing about art across a broad sweep of time, cultures and geographies. Essays address the practices of art writing, art criticism and art history in all their complexities. Together they combine to explore the intersections between art and words.
I invite essays that examine the fluidity of the relationship between art (here used to include architecture, photography and film) and words. These discrete studies may focus on the influence on the discourses of art made by an individual theorist, school of thought, or historical line of enquiry. Equally attention may turn to broader issues such as the impact on art discourse of interdisciplinarity, aesthetics or cultural/sexual difference. Of particular interest is what is lost or left out in these discursive formations as well as the points of contact and convergence between them. Papers are welcome from a range of disciplines including art, architecture, anthropology, archaeology, classics and philosophy. Topics from any time period and/or region are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Dana Arnold
Guest Editor


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  • art writing
  • art criticism
  • art history
  • architecture
  • anthropology
  • archaeology
  • classics philosophy
  • methodology
  • theory

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p. 328-350
Humanities 2013, 2(3), 328-350; doi:10.3390/h2030328
Received: 19 April 2013 / Revised: 26 June 2013 / Accepted: 26 June 2013 / Published: 5 July 2013
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Humanities 2013, 2(2), 253-277; doi:10.3390/h2020253
Received: 21 December 2012 / Revised: 20 May 2013 / Accepted: 21 May 2013 / Published: 23 May 2013
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