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History of Art reading list

If you're keen to get going before you arrive, here are some suggested books to read.

James Hall, Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art (London: John Murray, 1991)

Donald Preziosi, The Art of Art History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)

David Freedberg, The Power of Images: Studies in the History and Theory of Response (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989)

Michael Hatt and Charlotte Klonk, Art History: A Critical Introduction to its Methods (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006)

Erwin Panofsky, Meaning in the Visual Arts (London: Penguin, 1993; first published 1955)

Niklaus Pevsner, An Introduction to European Architecture (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972)

Michael Baxandall, Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style (Oxford: Clarendon, 1972)

Mary Beard and John Henderson, Classical Art, from Greece to Rome (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Nicola Coldstream, Medieval Architecture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Malcolm Andrews, Landscape and Western Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Leo Steinberg, Other Criteria: Confrontations with Twentieth-Century Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972)