New OA Textbook in Art History: Kontextualisering (Contextualisation) #newbook #oabooks

One of the most common Concepts in Humanities

This book is about a concept which is constantly used in many different ways, but also one of the most common concepts in humanities: context. However, the significance and use of this concept shifts between disciplines, and sometimes within the same discipline.

All chapters in this edited volume address a concrete situation where this concept is used. The authors demonstrate how it can be applied in interpretations of images, buildings and places from different historical periods, and how it affects the ability to create meaning and knowledge. The interpretative action thus entails different forms of contextualisation.

The book is primarily addressed to students in Art History and others who take an interest in questions of visuality and visual practices. Offering not only a theoretical understanding of the concept, it strives to point out ways and possibilities of the practical use of contextualisation.

This edited volume constitutes the second volume of Theoretical Applications in Art History (Teoretiska tillämpningar i konstvetenskap), and it is written in Swedish.

The Editor of this Edited Volume

Hans Hayden is a professor in Art History, at Stockholm University, and he is also the author of the monograph Modernism as Institution: On the Establishment of an Aesthetic and Historiographic Paradigm, published by Stockholm University Press in 2018.

Basic Readings in Culture and Aesthetics

Kontextualisering constitutes the second volume of Theoretical Applications in Art History (Teoretiska tillämpningar i konstvetenskap), which forms part of the book series Basic Readings in Culture and Aesthetics, which is a peer-reviewed book series of monographs and edited volumes (textbooks) published by Stockholm University Press.

How to access this book

At the Stockholm University Press website you can download Kontextualisering as an ePub or pdf-file, allowing you to read the book online or access it on multiple devices. You may also order a print copy of the book via international book retailers (Amazon, Book Depository, Bokus & Adlibris) on the SUP website: https://doi.org/10.16993/baw

About the publisher Stockholm University Press

Stockholm University Press (SUP) is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books. We aim to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination, so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s