By Richard Shiff
In an age the place artwork history’s questions at the moment are anticipated to obtain solutions, Richard Shiff provides a demanding replacement. during this crucial new addition to James Elkins’s sequence Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism within the visible Arts, Richard Shiff embraces doubt as a severe software and asks how specific histories of paintings have end up.
Shiff’s flip to doubt isn't a retreat to relativism, yet really an insistence on transparent pondering paintings. particularly, Shiff takes factor with the fashion of self-referential artwork writing probably 'licensed' via Roland Barthes. With an creation by means of Rosie Bennett, Doubt is a research of the stress among training paintings and practising criticism.
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