Biographies & space: placing the subject in art and architecture


Arnold, Dana and Derevenski, Joanna Sofaer (eds.) (2008) Biographies & space: placing the subject in art and architecture, Abingdon, UK, Routledge, 224pp.

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Bringing together a collection of high-profile authors, Biographies and Space presents essays exploring the relationship between biography and space and how specific subjects are used as a means of explaining sets of social, cultural and spatial relationships.

Biographical methods of historical investigation can bring out the authentic voice of subjects, revealing personal meanings and strategies in space as well as providing a means to analyze relations between the personal and the social. Writing about both actual (architectural) and imagined (pictorial) space, the authors consider issues of gender, childhood, sexuality and race, highlighting an increasing fluidity and interaction between theory, methods and history.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0415365511 (hardback)
9780415365512 (hardback)
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 68778
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/68778

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