The field of music and visual culture has seen substantial flux in recent years, migrating from its historical focus on iconography to embrace a much wider range of materials and methodologies. Recent changes in the field concern everything from objects of study and forms of evidence to styles of argumentation. The present anthology, edited by Cliff Eisen and Alan Davison, reflects some of the new diversity of approaches and also betrays hints of growing pains. How so? A snapshot view: three of the volume's nine essays have “Mozart” in the title; two others are iconographical studies of a rather traditional kind; three essays, including one of the Mozart ones, center on...
Late Eighteenth-Century Music and Visual Culture, edited by Cliff Eisen and Alan Davison
ANNE LEONARD is Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she also teaches for the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art. She is coeditor of The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture (2014), and continues to explore intersections between music and visual art as coeditor of Routledge's Music and Visual Culture series and in a forthcoming scholarly publication on the arabesque.
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Anne Leonard; Late Eighteenth-Century Music and Visual Culture, edited by Cliff Eisen and Alan Davison. Journal of the American Musicological Society 1 December 2020; 73 (3): 795–799. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.3.795
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