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Written by leading scholars at the forefront of new thinking, many of whom are rising stars in their fields, the Oxford History of Art series offers substantial and innovative texts that clarify, illuminate, and debate the critical issues at the heart of art history today. This groundbreaking series makes use of new research and methodologies, as well as newly accessible and non-canonical works, to offer comprehensive coverage of the art world. Lavishly illustrated and superbly designed, the Oxford History of Art brings new substance and verve to the exciting and ubiquitous world of art.

The latest addition to the series is a pioneering overview of the visual cultures of Eastern Europe in the modern age. Here, art historian Jeremy Howard challenges traditional definitions of what constitutes "European" art and embraces the whole spectrum of art creation, including painting, sculpture, architecture, the applied arts, photography, and performance. Avoiding conventional art historical divisions, Howard focuses on the many hidden relationships between the different art forms and artistic cultures that flourished in the vast region known as Eastern Europe, and how these cultures inter-related with the wider world. In addition to the rise and fall of the two great art academies in Vienna and St. Petersburg, Howard examines the blending of migratory and sedentary cultures in the region, the role of women, and the political manipulation of the image. He brings to the fore many overlooked artists and concentrates on neglected elements of work by better-known figures. Throughout, he reveals how the Habsburg, Romanov, and Ottoman empires vied with one another through art and how individuals and nations strove to maintain and realize their voice through visual language.

Bringing light to a woefully neglected subject, Howard has produced a work that will prove essential reading for lovers of art history and Eastern European culture.

About the Author

Jeremy Howard is a Lecturer in the School of Art History, University of St Andrews. He has specialized in the art of Eastern Europe since the early 1980s. His work has taken him to the Caucasus, Crimea, Balkans, Russia, and most art centers of central and northern Europe.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: The Vienna Academy and its Orbits

Chapter 2: The St Petersburg Academy and its Orbits

Chapter 3: Women Emergent

Chapter 4: Women Range

Chapter 5: Circling the Square: Questions of Being and Becoming


Bibliographic Essay


List of Monarchs

List of Illustrations



Section One: Art Movements: Appropriation, Assimilation, and Migration

1. To Alaska and Back

2. From Baghcesary Salsabil to Bakhchisarai Foundation

3. Imaging the Kalmyk

Section Two: Academies and Courts

Part One: The Vienna Academy and its Orbits

4. From the Eighteenth Century

5. The Pozsony-Bratislava Diversion

6. Into the Nineteenth Century

7. Classicizing and Classifying Hungary

Part Two: The St Petersburg Academy and its Orbits

8. The First 'Acamedicians'

9. The Academy Founded

10. Baltic Arks

Section Three: Women Artists

11. Early Women

12. Women in the Age of Empire Dissolution: 1848-1918

13. Into the Twentieth Century

14. Russian and Soviet Experiments

15. The New Age in the Round: Two Architects, Six Sculptors

Section Four: Circling the Square: Questions of Being and Becoming

16. Warsaw Pact? Art's Battlefields

Bibliographic Essay

Time Line


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Howard, Jeremy
null, Jeremy
Oxford University Press
Architecture -- History.
Art and Architecture | History
Art, East European.
History : General
Beeldende kunsten
Art & Architecture | History
Art-History and Criticism
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Oxford History of Art
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65 color illus., 47 b/w illus.
6.600 x 9.300 in 1.438 lb

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