Book received | Art History Supplement, vol. 1, no.4, October 2011



Dackerman, Susan ed. (2011), Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, exhibition catalogue, Harvard Art Museums (09/06/11-12/10/11) and Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University (01/17/12-04/08/12), Cambridge, MA: Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (ISBN: 978-0300171075).







CFP: The birth of art criticism

CFP: The birth of art criticism
Submission deadline 25 November2011


This is an open call for papers for the fourth Art History Supplement (AHS).
The proposed theme, but not limited to, is “The birth of art criticism ”.
Submission deadline 25 November 2011.

What’s the difference between art history and art criticism? When did art criticism start as a practise, as a concept, as an academic field of studies? An answer could clearly be along with the art. More, almost every “country” (represented by art historians in this case) for almost the same any reasons could promote a starting point for (both art and) art criticism. What are these reasons and which starting point can be linked to a certain art historian, how and why?

AHS publishes material, dealing with all time periods and/or methodologies, media (incl. cinema, photography, music), techniques, debates within the field of art history.

Contributions to AHS from any other science or discipline (humanitarian or not) corresponding to visual culture or representations of it are more than welcome.

Refer to Art Histories Society website ( for more information




TOC: Art History Supplement, vol. 1, no. 4, October 2011

TOC: Art History Supplement, vol. 1, no. 4, October 2011


Table of Contents


01. On the Paintbrush, by Angolo Bronzino

02. A short interview with Martin Kemp

03. Rethinking the Art-Craft Hierarchy: Assessing Critical Positions in Contemporary Ceramics, by Laura Gray

04. The Fluctuating Influence of Words in Word-Image Combinations, by Maaheen Ahmed

05. Jannis Kounellis in the Sphere of Alchemy, by Steve Pantazis

06. Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan (9 November 2011 – 5 February 2012, at the National Gallery, London)

07. Books reviewed

08. Books received

09. Next issue; The birth of art criticism