In defence of Art History: The Visual Culture Turn in German Studies

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German Quarterly, 2019, 92.2 (Spring 2019), pp. 275 - 278 (4)
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out-of-date, to be replaced” (9). The last thirty years or so have witnessed the gradual turn away from writing traditional art history to writing about visual culture in all academic fields including German Studies—a trend that accelerated in the last decade. Whilst visual culture studies adds to the range of scholarship it should not supplant art history since the two fields use different methods and have different objects of study.
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