In recent years the field of art history has seen a shift in the historical understanding of the material object, drawing further attention to historical experience and potential historical efficacy as a means of historical interpretation. Anthropologists and art historians alike have established viable interpretive schemes for the exploration of material objects. This essay outlines the various problems encountered in articulating notions about the historical efficacy of an object.
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Research Article| February 01 2016
Images at Work: On Efficacy and Historical Interpretation
Representations (2016) 133 (1): 1–19.
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Hannah Baader, Ittai Weinryb; Images at Work: On Efficacy and Historical Interpretation. Representations 1 February 2016; 133 (1): 1–19. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2016.133.1.1
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