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The following titles represent various aspects of the discipline of the History of Art, as well as the department’s main areas of research.

You are not expected to read all of them: choose a few titles according to interest and availability.


Baxandall, M.

Berger, J. Crow, T. E.
Curtis, W. J. R. Honour, H. and Fleming, J. Kemp, M. (ed.) McHam, S. Blake (ed.)

Nead, L. Paoletti, J. T. and Radke, G. Perry, G. (ed.) Pointon, M. Pollock, G. Summerson, J.
Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988) Ways of Seeing (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972) The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996) Modern Architecture since 1900 (London: Phaidon, 1996) A World History of Art (London: Laurence King, 2002) The Oxford History of Western Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000) Looking at Italian Renaissance Sculpture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity and Sexuality (London: Routledge, 1992) Art, Power and Patronage in Renaissance Italy (London: Prentice Hall, 2005)

Gender and Art (New Haven & London: Yale, 1999) History of Art: A Student’s Handbook (London: Routledge, 1997) Vision and Difference: Femininity, Feminism and the Histories of Art (London: Thames & Hudson, 1980) The Classical Language of Architecture (London: Routledge, 1988)


Bishop, C. Installation Art (London: Tate Publishing, 2005)
Brandon, T. Art for the Nation: Exhibitions and the London Public, 1747-2001 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999)
Perry, G. & Cunningham, C. Academies, Museums and Canons of Art (New Haven & London: Yale, 1999)
Pointon, M. (ed.) Art Apart: Art Institutions and Ideology across England and North America (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994)
Solkin, D. Art on the Line: The Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House (New Haven & London: Yale, 2001)


Fortini Brown, P. Art and Life in Renaissance Venice (London, Prentice Hall: 1997)
Hills, P. Venetian Colour: Marble, Mosaic and Glass, 1250-1550 (New Haven & London: Yale, 1999)
Howard, D. Venice and the East: The Impact of the Islamic World on Venetian Architecture (New Haven & London: Yale, 2000)
Howard, D. The Architectural History of Venice (New Haven & London: Yale, 2002)
Huse, N. and Wolters, W. The Art of Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Sculpture and Painting (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1990)
McHam, S. Blake The Chapel of St Anthony at the Santo & the Development of Venetian Sculpture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)