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Conditions of Visibility

Richard Neer

Abstract

We often assume that works of visual art are meant to be seen. Yet that assumption may be a modern prejudice. The ancient world - from China to Greece, Rome to Mexico - provides many examples of statues, paintings, and other images that were not intended to be visible. Instead of being displayed, they were hidden, buried, or otherwise obscured. In this third volume in the Visual Conversations in Art & Archaeology series, leading scholars working at the intersection of archaeology and the history of art address the fundamental question of art's visibility. What conditions must be met, what ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198845560
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198845560.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Neer, editor