History of Art


HART007: Technologies of Vision - Summer reading list

Suggested summer reading list

  • Alberti, Leon Battista. On Painting. Translated with Introduction and Notes by John R. Spencer. Rev. ed. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1966.
  • Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
  • Foster, Hal ed. Vision and Visuality. New York: New Press, 1999. [e.g. Martin Jay, ‘Scopic regimes of modernity’]
  • Haraway, Donna. ‘Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective.’ Feminist Studies 14:3 (Autumn, 1988): 575-599.
  • Kemp, Martin. Seen/Unseen: Art, Science, and Intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble Telescope. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Löthy, C. ‘Hockney's Secret Knowledge, Vanvitelli's Camera Obscura.’ Early Science and Medecine, 10:2 (2005): 315-339.
  • Malraux, André. ‘Museum Without Walls’. In Voices of Silence, translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert, 13-127. Frogmore, St Albans: Paladin, [1954] 1974.
  • Payne, Alina Alexandra. ‘Introduction’. In Vision and Its Instruments: Art, Science, and Technology in Early Modern Europe, edited by Alina Alexandra Payne, 1-13. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015.